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Why Modular?

Why Modular?

Modular construction is a process in which a building is constructed off-site, under controlled plant conditions, then assembled on location. But why choose modular?

World of Modular

World of Modular

The Modular Building Institute’s signature trade show remains the single best opportunity for the industry to gather, network, share ideas, and educate each other.

Industry Analysis

Industry Analysis

MBI gathers and distributes the most comprehensive information about the size and growth of the commercial modular construction industry.

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Crisis Response

The modular construction industry plays a vital role following humanitarian and natural disasters, assisting with both short-term relief and longer-term rebuilding efforts.

Welcome to the Modular Building Institute

Founded in 1983, the Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international non-profit trade association serving modular construction. Members are manufacturers, contractors, and dealers in two distinct segments of the industry - permanent modular construction (PMC) and relocatable buildings (RB). Associate members are companies supplying the modular construction industry with building components, services, and financing. MBI strives to keep up with the latest trends of the modular/offsite construction industry and has expanded its membership over the years to include architects, owner/developers, and general contractors.

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Government Affairs

As a trade association for the commercial modular construction industry, MBI works on behalf of its members around the world. Some of the most important work we do involves removing legislative barriers, helping to create industry-friendly codes and regulations, and connecting members with their local governmental agencies.

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Events & Education

MBI organizes and partners with other organizations to offer timely and important conferences and events on the latest issues and trends affecting commercial modular construction. Topics include best practices, regulatory updates, factory tours, business conduct, safety, code issues, and much more.

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Research & Development

As the international trade association for modular and offsite construction, MBI works with an extensive network of universities, researchers, and alliances from all over the world. In addition to our own annual reports, MBI collects research results, whitepapers, and third-party analysis to provide insight into this growing construction method.

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Modular Advantage Magazine

This special World of Modular preview issue features speaker interviews including:

  • Jim McGeever: Low-Income Housing Can Blaze the Trail for the Modular Industry
  • Jin Ouk Choi, PhD: Modular Research and Real World Results
  • José Negrón: Demand Booms for Cleanrooms: G-CON Delivers
  • Bobby Vance: Inside-Out Modular Design-Thinking
  • Mateo & Tiago Atwi: Hacking Construction and Making it Greener at BOXY
  • PLUS MORE!

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