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Vision Modulr Construction and Tide Construction teamed through Modular Building Institute to build the world's tallest modular building in Croydon, UK

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?

Working in a modular building factory

Modular Advocacy Program

Support the industry's efforts to expand modular construction and develop the next generation of industry professionals.

Two portable crisis buildings supplied through MBI members set up outside a medical center

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.

Modular construction workers putting the finishing touches on a building module with a crane in the background ready to pick up the finished product

Industry Analysis

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

Welcome to the Modular Building Institute

Founded in 1983, the Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international non-profit trade association serving the modular construction industry. 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 has expanded its membership over the years to include architects, owner/developers, and general contractors, and collectively the members of the Modular Building Institute are designing and building the future of the modular/offsite construction industry.

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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 issue features over a dozen new articles and interviews with:

  • Devean George of George Modular Solutions
  • Sam Taylor of Steenhof Building Services Group
  • Jamie Metzger of Honomobo
  • Nick Gomez of AO
  • Victor Masso of 2 Go Storage
  • And More!

Plus new member-submitted modular building case studies!