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MBI's South American Modular Building Council

The Modular Building Institute's South American Council serves as an advisory board on matters of importance to MBI members doing business in South America. In addition to helping grow MBI's South American membership, the Council was established to:

  1. Provide additional leadership opportunities within MBI for members in South America.
  2. Serve as an advisory board to MBI to ensure we are understanding our members’ needs.
  3. Serve as a forum for best practices and networking activities to be delivered more effectively by MBI.

As one of the driving forces behind MBI’s new South American Modular Builders & Construction Companies, I’m excited about its potential. Though the Council is still in its infancy, I expect it will provide MBI with valuable insights into the rapidly growing South American modular construction industry.

There’s tremendous opportunity in South America, and I’m hopeful that as it grows, the Council can help MBI’s members around the world learn about these opportunities and about the rich histories of the countries and regions that offer them.”

-Ralph Tavares, South American Council sponsor

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The Modular Building Institute makes it easy to find highly qualified professional modular builders in South America that can partner with you on your construction project. MBI members, specifically the South America Modular Builders & Construction Companies, offer the services you need and will work alongside you from conception to post-construction to ensure your vision is executed just as you imagined. No matter the size, scale, or scope of your construction project, their experience and expertise will prove to be an invaluable asset. Search for contractors that serve your area here, and request estimates and other information you might need.

Why Work with Our Modular Builders in South America?

The Modular Building Institute is dedicated to putting you in touch with the best modular builders, manufacturers, and designers in South America to bring the level of experience and expertise your project needs. These builders, specifically the South America Modular Builders & Construction Companies, must demonstrate a consistent commitment to quality, integrity, and safety to become an MBI member, and they receive continuous training to ensure they are up to date with building codes in different countries and the latest industry developments. Additionally, all commercial modular construction professionals pledge to conduct themselves with honesty and integrity, promote safety and quality on every project, and treat suppliers, manufacturers, and vendors with the utmost professionalism when they become members.

MBI modular builders in South America are some of the industry’s best, and their knowledge and skills will aid your project in many ways. Here are just a few of the ways you can benefit from working with one of our members:

  • Sustainability: Modular buildings are already very eco-friendly because the buildings are often more energy efficient and less waste is produced. By working with one of our modular builders, your commercial construction project will be completed using processes that are better for the planet.
  • Faster construction: Our modular builders in South America have completed a wide variety of projects, and they’ll help you complete yours on a quicker timeline than you might expect. On average, modular construction is up to 50% faster than traditional construction methods.
  • Limitless design opportunities: Modular building provides virtually limitless design opportunities, so you can perfectly execute your vision without compromise.
  • Safety: According to the Dodge Smart Market Report on Modular Construction and Prefabrication, the construction industry has a reputation for its inherent hazards, including falling materials and working at dangerous heights. However, the report indicates that 89% of the respondents highlighted the safety advantages of modular construction. These benefits include reduced heavy lifting, decreased exposure to heights, and minimized risks associated with adverse weather conditions.

At the Modular Building Institute, we’re proud to say that our modular builders in South America, specifically the South America Modular Builders & Construction Companies, have been trusted by developers, contractors, engineers, architects, and property owners across the world. Explore our directory of members today.

Council Chair

Bruna Rafaela Xavier,
CMC Modulos Construtivos Ltda.

Council Members

Louie Guglielmo, Atco Sabinco
Rodrigo Prado, Tecno Fast, S.A.
Vietti Franco, Technohuis
Felipe Savassi, Felipe Savassi Modular Studio
Ralph Tavares, R&S Tavares Associates
Laureano Lopez Cataldo, Calaminon