The Modular Building Institute’s 2019 World of Modular attracted a record crowd of over 1,000 attendees from more than 20 countries. The event featured more than 30 breakout sessions focused on a range of topics such as manufacturing efficiencies, engineering and design of modular buildings, legal, insurance, and regulatory issues, case studies, and business development topics.
Packed House for Keynote Speaker Darren Woodson
In addition to the breakout sessions, three-time Super Bowl Champion and leadership expert Darren Woodson and Economist Anirban Basu gave keynote speeches. MBI recognized Bostjan Jevsek, CEO of IteraSpace, and Paul Bonaccorsi, Managing and Operations Director of Intelligent Offsite, as Volunteers of the Year for co-chairing and spearheading the formation of MBI’s European Council.
Chris Peterson, President of Satellite Shelters, Inc. receiving the Outstanding Achievement Award
Chris Peterson, President of Satellite Shelters, Inc., was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award which recognizes an individual’s commitment to MBI and the commercial modular building industry. MBI also inducted Gerry Holthaus, Chairman of the Board of WillScot, into the Hall of Fame for his 25 years of service to the industry.
Awards of Distinction Posters
The Awards of Distinction contest highlighted 125 modular projects with winning entries from the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Chile, Poland, Burkina Faso (West Africa), South Africa, South Korea, and Australia. NRB, Inc.’s Adi Development - Valera Sales Center won Judge’s Choice, Greatest Renovation, and Best of Show for Green Buildings. Horizon North took home the honors for Best of Show in the Relocatable Buildings category while a healthcare project by Axis Construction and NRB, Inc won Best of Show in the permanent construction category.
View from Inside the Exhibit Hall
Plans are already underway for next year’s World of Modular Conference to be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Golf Resort in Orlando, Florida from March 9 - 12, 2020
This article originally appeared in the Modular Advantage Magazine - Second Quarter 2019 released in May 2019.