The Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international, non-profit trade association for commercial modular construction. MBI's mission is to grow the industry and its capabilities by encouraging innovation, quality and professionalism through communication, education and recognition.
MBI currently serves nearly 300 companies in 12 countries. Members are manufacturers, permanent modular contractors and dealers of relocatable buildings. Associate members are companies supplying building components, services and financing.
Members provide all types of building space, from small temporary units to complex, multi-story permanent buildings. The most commonly served markets are education, healthcare, general office, retail and commercial housing.
MBI provides several annual training and education events for its members and the AECO community. MBI's hallmark event, World of Modular, is the largest gathering of modular construction professionals in the world. The conference includes the premier awards contest for the industry, The Awards of Distinction. MBI's contest reviews commercial modular building entries submitted by MBI member companies. The projects are judged on aesthetics, calendar days to complete and sustainability, and demonstrate the value that modular construction has to offer builders, owners and developers.
As the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction™, MBI promotes the speed, safety, and cost advantages of modular construction, as well as the fact that it's an inherently greener, resource-efficient way to build. For more information about MBI, visit www.modular.org.