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UNB OCRC Student Competition Crowns 2023 Offsite Construction Design Contest Winners

Modular construction rendering from 2023 UNB OCRC Student Competition winners

For the third year in a row, the University of New Brunswick’s Off-Site Construction Research Centre presented its Off-site Construction Student Design Competition. This competition—presented again by the Modular Building Institute (MBI)—showcased student design innovation in modular, prefabricated, panelized, and other types of off-site construction and featured entries from dozens of interdisciplinary collegiate teams across Canada.

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MBI Defeats Davis-Bacon Expansion

US Department of Labor

The Modular Building Institute, with the support of its members, has defeated the US. Dept. of Labor’s Davos-Bacon Act expansion, and the stakes for the modular construction industry could not have been higher.

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MBI Secures NY Governor Veto On Bill Targeting Modular Industry

A large fleet owner member of MBI was recently delayed in Georgia due to the state’s confusion over the details of the International Building Code. According to the company’s regional general manager, “The feedback we got was, ‘Your plans are not up to date, you need to bring them up to code.’”

Here’s how MBI was able to correct the state’s misunderstanding.

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