About MBI's European Council: Modular Building Manufacturers and Builders in Europe
The Modular Building Institute's European Council serves as an advisory board on matters of importance to modular building manufacturers and builders in Europe. In addition to helping grow MBI's European membership, the Council was established to:
- Provide additional leadership opportunities within MBI for members in Europe.
- Serve as an advisory board to MBI to ensure we are understanding our members’ needs.
- Serve as a forum for best practices and networking activities to be delivered more effectively by MBI.
“The European Council started with the simple gathering of European oriented members at MBI’s World of Modular a couple of years ago. With the great support from Tom Hardiman, Dave Sikora, and the rest of the team at MBI, we’ve been able to grow it by setting its path to someday become the united voice of the European modular industry within MBI.
Our greatest achievements have been the two summits we organized for modular industry starting in Munich, Germany in 2018 and then Krakow, Poland in 2019. We had 70 participants at the latter and had to turn late entries down due to lack of space. Unfortunately, we had to cancel our planned 2020 summit in Lecce, Italy due to COVID-19, but are looking forward to welcoming everyone to our next event. It will surely be another great step forward in uniting modular efforts worldwide.”
—Bostjan Jevsek, European Council co-chair
The Modular Building Institute sponsors and hosts events, meetings, and summits in Europe in order to facilitate networking and grow awareness of the commercial modular construction industry.
Looking for a partner for your next modular building project in Europe? At the Modular Building Institute, you can quickly and easily find qualified modular builders, architects, and engineers in Europe that provide the services you need. No matter the size, scale, or scope of your project, you can trust that one of our members will be right there working alongside you to ensure your vision is executed to perfection. Their experience and expertise will be invaluable assets you can rely on from conception to post-construction. Use the search feature to find contractors in your area now, and you can conveniently request estimates and any other information you need.
Why Work with Our Modular Builders in Europe?
As the largest modular construction association in the world, the Modular Building Institute has an extensive directory of modular builders, manufacturers, and designers in Europe that will bring experience and expertise to your project. To become an MBI member, commercial modular construction professionals must consistently demonstrate a commitment to quality, safety, and integrity. All members take a pledge to treat all suppliers, manufacturers, and vendors with the utmost professionalism, promote safety and quality on every project, and conduct themselves with honesty and integrity. Additionally, our members stay up to date on building codes for each country in Europe.
MBI modular builders are some of the very best in the business, and their knowledge and skills will aid your commercial construction project in a variety of ways. Here are just a few of the benefits of working with one of our modular builders in Europe:
- Sustainability: Modular buildings are already very environmentally friendly – there is less waste produced during the construction process, and the materials used can make buildings more energy efficient. Working with an MBI modular builder will help ensure your project is completed in the best way for the planet.
- Faster construction: Our modular builders in Europe have completed all kinds of projects over the years, and they can help you complete your project much faster. On average, modular building projects can be completed up to 50% faster when compared to traditional construction.
- Limitless design opportunities: There is no limit to the type of building that can be designed with modular construction.
- Safety: The construction industry is known for being hazardous, from falling materials to dropping from dangerous heights. However, in the Dodge Smart Market Report of Modular Construction and Prefabrication, of the responses received 89% indicated that modular construction demonstrates safety benefits, such as less heavy lifting, exposure to heights, and inclement weather.
We’re proud to say that the modular builders in Europe that work with The Modular Building Institute have been trusted by architects, developers, contractors, engineers, and property owners across the world. Explore our directory of members today.
European Modular Industry Snapshot
MBI represents 25 European companies and obtained revenue data from eleven modular building manufacturers in Europe. Based on this data, the average manufacturer revenue in 2020 was $9,355,909, virtually even with 2019.
As reported, revenue was generated from the following markets:
- Multifamily = 48.6%
- Institutional & Assembly (workforce housing, construction, correctional) = 16.8%
- Bathroom pods = 10.5%
- Office and Administrative = 6.9%
- Retail = 5%
- Education = 4.5%
- Healthcare = 2.7%
- Other/Not classified = 4.9%
Seven manufacturers provided factory production data with an average of 29,303 square meters (or 96,138 sq. ft.) produced in 2020 by modular building manufacturers and builders in Europe. These factories had an average of 112 workers.
MBI obtained data on 13 projects across a variety of markets and European countries completed over the past three years. The projects were 1,204 square meters on average and comprised of 16 modules. The projects took an average of 148 days to complete from approval to occupancy. The modular cost made up an average of 42 percent of the total cost per project.
Compared to U.S. market data, European projects can be smaller on average and more heavily concentrated in fewer markets. For example, bathroom pod production is much more prevalent in Europe than in the United States.
However, for the multifamily market, the average module size is larger in Europe, approximately 75 square meters (or 807 sq. ft.) for the projects reviewed compared to 677 sq. ft. per module in the U.S.