Summer 2015 Modular Advantage

News about the Commercial Modular Construction Industry | Summer 2015

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Modular Grows as Conventional Building Costs Climb

Eviva Midtown, a 118-unit mixed-use community just steps from the California State Capitol, will feature luxury amenities, 5,000 square feet of retail space, and an underground parking garage. The community is scheduled for completion in spring of 2016, or just 18 months after Moayed turned his first shovel of dirt at the site, instead of the 24 months originally estimated... More »


Pacific Park Reaches New Heights!

Despite its troubled past and vocal critics, FC Modular is moving full steam ahead with its Pacific Park project, slated to be the tallest modular building in the world at 32 stories. The team recently installed the 18th floor and are setting about one floor each week... More »


Northeast leads the way with multi-story modular developments

While the headlines have been dominated by the Pacific Park project, several other multi-story modular projects have been successfully delivered in the northeast.

The recently completed seven story apartment complex known as "The Stack", designed by Gluck+ architecture... More »


CASE STUDY: Back to School with Pacific Mobile Structures

SAGE classrooms do not look like stereotypical portable classrooms, and they provide comfort for learning in structures that will last until this year's kindergartners become grandparents. These classrooms are built to save school districts more than 50 percent of energy costs and the expense of replacing standard modular units twice as often... More »


Modular on the Rise

A steady stream of shrink-wrapped steel and concrete module units are about to begin their ascent from Ephrata to Brooklyn, N.Y.

For more than a month, modular manufacturer NRB (USA) Inc. will watch as the largest project in its 11-year history leaves Lancaster County on trucks for a private school site about 150 miles away... More »


Revisiting Haiti

It's been over five and a half years since the devastating earthquake hit Haiti, killing over 300,000 and leaving an estimated 1.5 million people homeless. The world was shocked and horrified at the damage done and sheer magnitude of the challenge that lay ahead. Numerous fundraising campaigns and dozens upon dozens of non-governmental agencies (NGOs) poured... More »


Regional Spotlight – Eastern Canada – Manitoba, Ontario, and Quebec

MBI's annual reports are out and new this year is the inclusion of better forecasting data provided by CMD Group (formerly Reed Construction Data).

According to CMD, this region had approximately C$13.3 billion in new construction put in place in MBI's key markets in 2014. CMD forecasts 50.9 percent growth in these key markets during the next five years... More »


Offsite Construction Expo – Register Today!

The Modular Building Institute is proud to partner with the Associated General Contractors of America and the National Institute of Building Sciences for the first-ever Offsite Construction Expo. Additional supporting organizations are the Modular Home Builders Association, the ITAC at the University of Utah, Virginia Tech, the Structural Insulated Panel Association, and the Catholic University of America... More »


Multifamily Executive Conference
Modular Building Institute Partner Event

The Modular Building Institute is proud to announce a panel featuring modular and offsite construction proponents at the Multifamily Executive Conference, October 5-7 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Modular Building Institute has secured booth #117 at the event. If you're attending, come by to network with the panelists and learn why modular should be the choice for your next project... More »


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