Skip to content

Government Affairs

As a trade association for the commercial modular construction industry, MBI works on behalf of its members around the world. 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.

Featured Article

What is the Davis-Bacon Act and How Does it Affect Modular Construction?

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.

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.

Note: Modular industry headlines are only available to MBI members. Site login required. Not a member? Join here!

Additional Articles

Modular Building Institute Protects Members Doing Business in New York

Modular Building Institute Protects Members Doing Business in New York Early during the 2020 New York State Legislature session, two…

Read Complete Article

Breaking Down the “Modular Building Code”

MBI often gets calls from people asking, “what is the modular building code?” So, let’s answer that question here.

Read Complete Article

Making Sense of the Affordable Housing Crisis

The only way to solve the nation’s affordable housing crisis is by use of industrialized construction methods.

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.

January 2022 Government Affairs Report

Updates from Washington State, New York, Michigan, Colorado, Maryland & more.

November 2021 Government Affairs Report

Updates from New York, Michigan, California, Virginia, and more.

August 2021 Government Affairs Report

Updates from Washington DC, New York, Michigan, California, & more.

July 2021 Government Affairs Report

Huge updates on three pieces of federal legislation worth up to $4 trillion and their potential impacts on the modular industry.

Modular Building Resources

ICC G5-2019 Guideline for the Safe Use of ISO Intermodal Shipping Containers Repurposed as Buildings and Building Components

fannie-mae-toolkit

Multifamily Modular Construction Toolkit from Fannie Mae