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Modular Builders in Europe

Founded in 1983, the Modular Building Institute is the international nonprofit trade association group for modular construction sector, including the realm of prefabricated buildings. Serving as a beacon of innovation and advancement, MBI’s mission aligns with the modern trends in modular/off-site construction. As a dynamic association, we have evolved to encompass a diverse membership, such as architects, owners and developers, general contractors, product and service providers, manufacturers, and more. MBI specializes in two main segments: permanent modular construction (PMC) and portable buildings (RB), provides a forum for members from various facets of the industry. 


Europe's Diverse Membership


MBI’s European presence is marked by a wide array of business types, including modular building construction companies, reflecting the versatile nature of the modular construction industry. The membership includes: 

  • Architects:  Designers who create blueprints that combine aesthetics with functionality, all within the modular framework, particularly in the realm of prefabricated buildings. Their creations established the standard for modular architecture, pushing boundaries and redefining space utilization. 
  • Manufacturers: The craftsmen who bring architectural visions to life, these members work in cutting-edge facilities, guaranteeing accuracy and quality control in each module they create. 
  • Contractors: These experts are skilled at assembling modular pieces into a cohesive, functional whole, bridging the gap between ideas and reality. 
  • Finance Associates: A growing segment of the industry, these service providers guarantee that visions are not just dreamt but also realized. 

This diverse composition of members underscores MBI’s role as a unifying factor in the modular construction industry in Europe. 



Advantages for MBI Members in Europe

MBI provides a wealth of benefits to its members, promote growth, education, and networking opportunities: 

Comprehensive Educational and Training Resources

MBI provides educational resources and training, tailored to include the latest trends and technologies in modular construction. These materials keep members abreast of trends and technologies in modular construction. 

Exclusive Access to Contract Opportunities

Membership gives you access to a wide range of business opportunities, offering a competitive advantage in the market. This access improves the prospects of members and showcases their capabilities on a bigger platform. 

Enhanced Visibility and Credibility

Being a part of MBI improves a member’s visibility in the market. The association’s support provides a layer of credibility and trustworthiness, crucial in today’s competitive market. 

Rich Networking Platforms

MBI hosts gatherings such as the World of Modular,” which provide members the chance to connect, exchange ideas, and work together on projects around the globe. These kinds of events are essential for developing alliances and exploring new business avenues. 

Exclusive Industry Insights and Publications

Members, including modular building construction companies, obtain access to the most recent research, thorough industry reports, and esteemed publications such as Modular Advantage. These resources are essential for being knowledgeable and ahead in a fast-paced industry. 


MBI is more than just a group; it stands as a dynamic force driving the modular construction industry—including portable buildings, prefabricated buildings, and container-based buildings—forward in Europe and around the world. MBI provides a wide range of advantages that succeed its members excel and actively shape the future of modular construction. Joining MBI represents a significant step, offering a collaboration in innovation and growth rather than a mere membership.