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The MBI U.S. & Canadian Modular Construction Educational Foundations

The mission of the foundations is to expand opportunities, increase awareness, and foster growth in the commercial modular construction industry by supporting research and development, providing scholarships for students, and developing partnerships and alliances with complimentary organizations.



MBI Educational Foundation

Kelly Williams
Vesta Modular

Kathy Wilmot
Vice Chair
Wilmot Modular Structures

Mike Rhodes
Silver Creek Industries

Brad Gudeman
Modular Genius, Inc.

Kent Anderson
WESCO Distribution, Inc.

Mike Bollero, Sr.
Aries Building Systems LLC

Ralph Tavares
R&S Tavares Associates

Maury Tiernan
Geary Pacific Corporation

Steven Williams
Executive Director

MBI Canadian Foundation

Kevin Read

Steven Williams
Executive Director

About Commercial Modular Construction

Modular construction is a process where a building is constructed in "modules" offsite under controlled factory conditions using the same materials and designed to the same codes and standards as conventionally-built buildings, but in about half the time. Structurally, modular buildings are generally stronger than conventional construction because each module is engineered to independently withstand the rigors of transportation and craning onto foundations.

Once together and sealed, the modules become one integrated wall, floor, and roof assembly. Building offsite ensures better construction quality management too. Materials that are delivered to the factory are safely and securely stored in a warehouse to prevent damage from moisture and elements.

Beyond quality control and improved completion time, modular construction offers numerous other benefits. Removing approximately 80% of the building construction activity from the site location significantly reduces site disruption, vehicular traffic to and from the site, and improves overall safety and security.