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Government Affairs Team

Led by the Modular Building Institute's government affairs director Jon Hannah-Spacagna, MBI's team of government affairs professionals is diverse, experienced, and well-connected on both the state and federal levels.


Jon Hannah-Spacagna
MBI Government Affairs Director

Jon has worked for over 22 years in the government affairs arena leading and managing lobbying efforts at the regulatory, state, federal and provincial levels. He joined the MBI team in 2018 and has worked diligently to remove industry barriers and open new opportunities and significant new funding for the modular industry in the United States and Canada. Prior to joining MBI he worked in Corporate Law for a major insurance company.

Jon is a graduate of Concord University and the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at the University of Virginia. In 2012 he was awarded with Sorensen’s highest achievement, their Expression of Ideals Award for his exemplary work in government affairs in Virginia. He and his family live in Fishersville, Virginia.


Stephen Shang
CEO, Falcon Structures
MBI Government Affairs
Committee Chair

Stephen Shang is the CEO and co-founder of Falcon Structures, the leading manufacturer of shipping container-based structures. Under Shang’s leadership, Falcon Structures has created over a million square feet of safe and quickly deployable container-based structures for virtually every industry seeking a better way to create functional space.

Stephen currently serves as a member of the Texas Industrialized Building Code Council and the Modular Building Institute’s Board of Directors, where he endeavors to promote safe and sensible building code for shipping container structures and modular building techniques.

Stephen is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program. He and his family live in Austin, Texas.

MBI's Government Affairs Committee

Chaired by Stephen Shang, CEO of Falcon Structures, MBI also boasts a working committee of dozens of modular industry professionals that meets and advises MBI on existing legislative barriers, emerging issues, and opportunities to expand the adoption of modular and offsite construction.

Mark Stephenson
Qube Projects

Devin Duvak

Sean Studzinski
Modular Design Plus

Douglas Robinson

John Harding

Denise Beer
Willscot Mobile Mini

Thomas Cassity

Kevin Walsh

William Begley

Mike Wilmot
Wilmot Modular

Sarah Graupmann

Gary Casazza
Gary Allen Modular

Shannon Hall
Giant Containers

Guy Sextro

Yuri Yurianto
Modular Structural Consultants

Ken Mero
Modular Building Systems

Fuad Sweiss
Global Modular Partners

Ryan McIntosh
Silver Creek

Allison Rose

Cadziana Beyer
Qai Laboratories

Kevin Tsumura
Qai Laboratories

Mark Atkins
JMO Modular

Tauhira Ali
Milwaukee Tool

Dan Costanza
ARDEX Americas

Barb Bieganski

Michael Bollero, Jr.
Aries Building Systems

Daniel Arevalo
Mobile Modular Management Corp.

Government Affairs Articles

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A Huge Win for the Modular Construction Industry in Massachusetts

In early February, 2024, the Massachusetts Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) released its proposed 10th Edition building codes. This draft included several amendments targeting modular construction that would have created an extremely difficult environment for the entire modular industry and could have eliminated the industry entirely in the state.

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FEMA Announces Hawaii Housing Plan Using Modular Construction

Utah becomes the second state in the country, following Virginia, to fully adopt ICC/MBI standards 1200 and 1205. MBI will continue to work with leadership in Utah to implement the new program.

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ICC/MBI Standards 1200 & 1205 Provide Foundation for Utah’s First-Ever State Modular Program

Utah becomes the second state in the country, following Virginia, to fully adopt ICC/MBI standards 1200 and 1205. MBI will continue to work with leadership in Utah to implement the new program.

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This action item, presented at the SGC’s October 2023 meeting, details the SGC’s “Resolution to support energy-efficient factory-built housing to meet the State’s climate, housing and equity goals” and identifies its next steps to help fund further development of factory-built housing.

Building at the Intersection of Housing Affordability & Energy Conversation

Tasked with looking at how the state of California can best house its growing population while meeting its aggressive energy, housing, transportation, land use, and equity goals, the California Strategic Growth Council (SGC) faces a slew of challenges. But, if the outlook of SGC Executive Director Lynn von Koch-Liebert is any indication, it’s only a matter of time before those challenges are successfully met.

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