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.
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.
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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Adopted in 1941, the Davis-Bacon Act was written long before the modular construction industry gained momentum. Now, the US Dept. of Labor is considering applying the law in ways that will seriously curtail the use of modular construction for federal and state projects.Read Complete Article
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.Read Complete Article
Modular projects in Washington State had ground to a halt. Plan review lead times began stretching into six, eight, even twelve weeks. “Over the summer of 2021, it was getting even longer than that,” says Alan Rasmussen of Modern Building Systems. “By the fall and winter of 2021, reviews were taking 24 weeks.”
Here’s how MBI was able to get things moving again.Read Complete Article
California Governor’s Office Working with MBI on Shipping Container Initiative for Homeless MBI Government Affairs Director, Jon Hannah-Spacagna, was contacted…Read Complete Article
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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