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Advancing Modular Construction in Government Affairs

As a trade association for the commercial modular construction industry, MBI works on behalf of its members around the worldwide to advance the prevalence and leniency toward modular construction in government affairs. Some of the most important work we do involves removing legislative barriers, helping to create industry-friendly codes and regulations, and connecting our members with the governmental agencies that govern their activities.

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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.

Modular Industry Headlines

From the local to state to federal levels, legislative roadblocks and code issues continue to affect modular construction projects. Stay up-to-date on the latest issues affecting the modular construction industry and how MBI is working to protect your business and the modular construction and offsite industries at-large.

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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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US Department of Labor

MBI Defeats Davis-Bacon Expansion

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 and member company executives brief Congress about the negative impacts of the Davis-Bacon expansion

MBI Delegation Briefs Congressional Staff on the Negative Impacts of the Davis-Bacon Act Expansion

On a recent call with the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), several MBI members provided testimony about the potential impact expanding the Davis-Bacon Act would have on their company and the industry.

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MBI Members Provide Testimony to White House Regarding Concerns of Davis-Bacon Act Expansion

On a recent call with the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), several MBI members provided testimony about the potential impact expanding the Davis-Bacon Act would have on their company and the industry.

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Government Affairs Digests

These digest-style reports detail MBI's ongoing efforts on behalf of its members and the industry at-large. Questions? Contact MBI's government affairs director Jon Hannah-Spacagna.

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