Modular Building Institute

April 09, 2014
Contact: Liz Burnett, 434-296-3288

MBI Member Amy Marks of Xsite Modular to present at PrefabNZ’s CoLab 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – The Modular Building Institute is pleased to announce an international speaking tour by member and modular consultant Amy Marks. Amy Marks, president of XSite Modular, and member of the MBI Public Relations Committee has been engaged by PrefabNZ, an MBI Alliance Partner, as a keynote speaker for their PrefabNZ CoLab 2015 from April 22-24, 2015 in Wellington, New Zealand.

At the conference, Amy will also be leading a Design for Manufacturing (DfMA) workshop.  The focus of PrefabNZ CoLab is collaboration and “mixing-it-up” to enable opportunities to forge new business relationships and find co-collaborators towards better prebuilt design and construction.  In 2014, PrefabNZ signed an international alliance agreement with the Modular Building Institute, recognizing the need to work together to promote and protect the modular building industry globally. MBI also has alliance agreements with other industry associations in Australia and the United Kingdom.

In addition, newly appointed prefabAUS CEO, Warren McGregor, has invited Amy Marks to lead a series of presentations across Australia including Sydney on April 13th, Adelaide on April 17th, and other dates in Brisbane and Melbourne to be announced.  Australia’s offsite construction industry currently supplies three percent of all housing but is expected to account for 10 to 15 percent by 2023, according to prefabAUS.

As the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction™, it is MBI's mission to expand the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices, outreach, and education to the construction community and customers, and through recognition of high quality modular designs and facilities. MBI is proud to support its members doing the same across the globe. 

Tweet: MBI member @amymarksxsite to keynote & present at @PrefabNZ's CoLab 2015, April 22-24

View her interview with Architecture & Design.

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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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