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Modular Advantage Magazine

In each bi-monthly issue, Modular Advantage Magazine explores a specific modular construction topic and features interviews and articles along with industry news, updates from the Modular Building Institute and its members, modular case studies, and upcoming industry events.

While printed copies are mailed free to MBI members, we have partnered with PBC Today and BD+C magazines to send free electronic copies to 300,000+ industry professionals around the world, including architects, engineers, developers, and general contractors in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Europe.

Featured Articles

Laying the Foundation of the Modular Building Institute - An Interview with Barry Gossett
Laying the Foundation of the Modular Building Institute - An Interview with Barry Gossett
Laurie Robert: An Modular Construction Industry Pioneer
Laurie Robert: An Modular Construction Industry Pioneer
Cloud Apts Launches New Cloud S Modular Apartments
Cloud Apts Launches New Cloud S Modular Apartments
Modularis is helping bring modular construction to Brazil's residential housing market
Modularis is helping bring modular construction to Brazil's residential housing market
MBI chief economist Anirban Basu examines the history of modular construction
MBI chief economist Anirban Basu examines the history of modular construction
Making the case for modular construction
Making the case for modular construction

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Past Articles

Stuart Cameron, SCMS / The Hive Group

Designing for a Sustainable—and Modular—Future

A conversation with Stuart Cameron,
Managing Director and MMC Lead at SCMS Associates/The HIve Group, about the current state of modular and offsite construction in the UK.

Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Chrystia Freeland, speaks to the importance of addressing the affordable housing crisis. Credit: Nomodic and Martin Knowles Photo/Media

The Rapid Rise of Affordable Modular Housing in Canada

Canada’s Rapid Housing Initiative represents a huge success for the modular construction industry, and MBI members are building modular multifamily homes fast. Here are some examples.

Andrés Felipe Becerra Ceballos, Head of R&D, Constructora Bolívar

Seeing the Potential for Modular Construction in Colombia

Founded in 1983, Constructora Bolivar specializes in the design, construction, project management, and sales of single family and multi-residential homes across the Colombian social strata. Now it’s laying the groundwork for the country’s modular construction industry.

Anirban Basu, CEO of Sage Policy Group and Chief Economist of the Modular Building Institute

Modular Building Poised for Takeoff Globally

That modular building hasn’t already gained more U.S. market share is a source of bewilderment to many. Though the technology has been around for more than 70 years, modular building in the U.S. has never gained as solid a foothold as it has in other societies. But it’s time may finally be here.

A New Off-Site Standard in the Works: Energy Efficiency, Water Conservation and MEP Systems

If owner/developers start by thinking offsite construction is simply traditional construction with a factory, they have it backwards. Here’s the correct way to start.

Five Policies States Can Implement to Address Housing Needs

If owner/developers start by thinking offsite construction is simply traditional construction with a factory, they have it backwards. Here’s the correct way to start.

Proposed Davis-Bacon Updates: A Deliberate Attack on the Modular Construction Industry

Modular construction is growing in popularity because it offers several advantages over traditional construction. Here’s how it works.

The Key to Adaptable Smart Buildings is Less Construction, More Assembly

If owner/developers start by thinking offsite construction is simply traditional construction with a factory, they have it backwards. Here’s the correct way to start.

Ralph Tavares: Family, Business, and Beaches

Modular construction is growing in popularity because it offers several advantages over traditional construction. Here’s how it works.

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