FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 20, 2006
Contact: Tom Hardiman
Modular Building Institute
Construction leaders recognize peers for best commercial modular buildings
Modular Building Institute’s Best in Show Announced
Charlottesville, VA (March 20, 2006) – Every year the Modular Building Institute (MBI) sponsors its prestigious Awards of Distinction contest, presented at the MBI annual trade-show. As the only industry contest of its kind, MBI’s Awards of Distinction reviews commercial modular building entries submitted by MBI member companies. Entries are judged in the areas of architectural excellence, technical innovation, efficiency and length of project. This year’s contest garnered 112 unique entries with modular buildings as diverse as a convenience mart to an upscale condominium sales office. The highlight of the contest is the Best in Show category, where awards are conferred by industry peers for what they collectively recognize as the best modular structures in the business. Entries are presented and voted on at the MBI annual trade-show. This year, four Best in Show awards were given to: Britco Structures, Modtech, and Pac-Van, Inc., with Pac-Van receiving two awards.
For 24 years, MBI’s annual trade-show has gathered the industry’s commercial modular construction leaders in one location. This year’s trade-show was held March 11-14 at the world-famous Sawgrass Marriott resort in Jacksonville, Florida. Attendees networked and also voted for the Best in Show award. The 2006 show touted the highest attendance, and voting pool, on record. Once the votes were tallied, four honors were awarded to: Britco Structures for a Bed & Breakfast facility; Pac-Van Inc. and Modtech for the Sanders Construction office; and, Pac-Van Inc. for the Centex Destinations facility. Britco Structures, Pac-Van, Inc. and Modtech have been MBI members since 1994, 1995, and 1996, respectively. All Awards of Distinction entries, including Best in Show, are only open to MBI members.
“This year’s contest was particularly competitive,” said Tom Hardiman, executive director of MBI. “We received over 100 entries. And voting took place at the most highly attended MBI trade-show on record, making it a very tough contest. The winners of this contest received a true vote of confidence from their peers for modular buildings that represent the excellence offered through commercial modular construction.”
Founded in 1983, the Modular Building Institute is an international nonprofit trade association representing commercial modular building manufacturers and distributors with membership in over 850 locations and 15 countries including the United States, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the United Kingdom. Members serve seven primary markets: general office, education, retail, healthcare, government, security, and construction-site. For more information, visit www.modular.org.