FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2007
Contact: Tom Hardiman
Modular Building Institute
888-811-3288 x208 toll-free
Modular Building Institute’s 2007 Best in Show Winners Announced
Awards of Distinction Contest Honors the Best Modular Buildings in the Industry
Charlottesville, VA (March 22, 2007) – Every year the Modular Building Institute (MBI) sponsors its prestigious Awards of Distinction contest, presented at the MBI annual convention. 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 150 unique entries with modular buildings as diverse as a 146,000 sq. ft. athletes’ village to a 30,774 sq. ft. high school. 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.
For 25 years, MBI’s annual convention has gathered the industry’s commercial modular construction leaders in one location. This year’s convention was held March 10-13 at the LaCosta Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, CA. A record number of attendees networked and also voted for the Best in Show award. Once the votes were tallied, honors were awarded for five separate contest categories:
Best of Show: Marketing. M Space Holdings for www.mspaceholdings.com
Best of Show: Green Building Designs. Triumph Leasing and NRB, Inc for SmartSpace
Best of Show: Temporary. M Space Holdings and Design Space Inc. for WCI Communities Pompano
Best of Show: Renovated. Hawaii Modular Space, an operation of Williams Scotsman and Blazer Industries for Brookfield Homes Sales Office
Best of Show: Permanent. Williams Scotsman and Miller Building Systems for Trenton, NJ Police Department
“As an industry we are committed to setting a standard for excellence in non-residential, modular construction through our Awards of Distinction program” said Tom Hardiman, executive director of MBI. “This year’s Best in Show category winners demonstrate the capabilities that our members offer for accelerated construction solutions. These winners have received the highest accolade possible from their peers for these modular buildings.”
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.