Modular Building Institute



April 7, 2009
Contact: Tom Hardiman
Modular Building Institute
888-811-3288 x158 toll-free

Construction leaders recognize
peers for best commercial modular buildings
Modular Building Institute's Best in Show Announced

Charlottesville, VA - Every year the Modular Building Institute (MBI) sponsors its prestigious Awards of Distinction contest, presented at MBI's World of Modular, an annual convention and tradeshow. 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 featured over 60 participating MBI member companies that competed in the following categories: Permanent Modular, Temporary Modular, Renovated Reuse, Marketing Pieces, Green Building Designs, and Student Green Building.

The highlight of each year
's industry-wide contest is the Best in Show competition category, where awards are conferred by industry peers for what they collectively recognize as the best modular structures in the business. This year's Best in Show competition category was presented at 2009 World of Modular, the annual convention and tradeshow of the modular construction industry. The event was attended by 400+ industry members March 28-31 in Las Vegas, NV. During the show, attendees were asked to vote for the Best in Show award after reviewing all Awards of Distinction contest entries.

Best in Show honors were awarded for five categories:

Best of Show: Green Building Designs. Project FROG for Jim Russell Racing Drivers School
Best of Show: Permanent. NRB-Inc. for Millmont Elementary School
Best of Show: Temporary. Britco Structures for LUXE Sales Centre
Best of Show: Renovated Reuse. Nortex Modular Space for its major projects office
Best of Show: Marketing. Kidd & Co for Wilmot Modular Website

"The Best in Show category is the most competitive in our entire Awards of Distinction contest. Announcing the winners has become an integral part of every World of Modular," said Tom Hardiman, executive director of MBI. "This year's winners continue to demonstrate the high quality of accelerated construction, with the Best in Show winners achieving a special accolade. These entries were voted the best in our industry by business peers."

About MBI
Founded in 1983, the Modular Building Institute is the only, international, non-profit trade association serving non-residential modular construction. Our regular membership includes wholesale manufacturers, direct manufacturers, and dealers of commercial modular buildings, while our associate members are companies supplying building components, services, and financing to the industry. It is MBI's mission to grow the industry and its capabilities by encouraging innovation, quality, and professionalism through communication, education, and recognition. MBI also administers an educational foundation. For more information, visit


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