Modular Building Institute

April 08, 2014
Contact: Tom Hardiman, 434-296-3288

Record Attendance at Modular Building Institute's World of Modular Conference in San Antonio

The modular construction industry's largest show ever highlights best modular projects from 2013.

MBI’s World of Modular 2014, recently convened with more than 640 developers, contractors, architects, engineers, fleet owners, and equipment suppliers on hand; the largest gathering ever for a modular construction conference.

Hosted by the Modular Building Institute, the annual event showcases the industry’s best building projects in its Awards of Distinction competition. Voted as “Best in Show” and taking home the top prize in the permanent modular construction category was NRB, Inc. with their Muhlenberg College Dormitory project.

Modular Genius claimed the coveted "Judges Choice" Award, with the highest scoring entry among all projects with their Barrie School project. All of the award winning projects are now posted online and can be viewed at

MBI announced Kim Coates, of Coates Management Services as its Outstanding Achievement Award winner for his years of dedication and service to the association. Additionally, MBI inducted Al Hilde, Jr. founder of Satellite Shelters, into its Hall of Fame. Hilde founded the company over forty years ago and has been a strong supporter of the industry and the association.


Finally, MBI announced the date and location of its 2015 World of Modular Conference; March 13 - 16, 2015 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, where over 700 attendees are expected to attend. 


About MBI
The Modular Building Institute is the international nonprofit trade association that has served the modular construction industry for 30+ years. Members are suppliers, manufacturers and contractors involved in all aspects of modular projects -- from complex multistory solutions to temporary accommodations. As the voice of commercial modular construction, MBI expands the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices, outreach, education to the construction community and customers, and recognition of high-quality modular designs and facilities. For more information on modular construction, visit

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