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maximizing your mBi experience
the voice of commercial modular construction   tm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Maximize Your MBI Experience
                                                                                                                           You’ve often heard that you get out of something what you put into it.
                                                                                                                           We believe that saying is true with MBI as well. Many associations offer a
                                                                                                                           good return on investment, and that is important. But with MBI, you will
                                                                                                                           develop long term relationships and partnerships.

                                                                                                                           Founded in 1983, MBI is the only international non-profit trade
                                                                                                                           association serving the modular construction industry. We represent
                                                                                                                           corporations across the world involved in the design, manufacturer,
                                                                                                                           transportation, installation, and assembly of modular buildings for

                                                 Table of Contents                                                         a variety of markets including education, office, healthcare, retail,
                                                                                                                           emergency relief, workforce housing, and industrial markets. These
                                                                                                                           projects range from single module education and construction site
                                                                                                                           offices to high-end multistory complex facilities for some of the largest
                                                                                                                           customers in the world.

                  Welcome...........................................................................................2      The purpose of MBI is to expand the overall market share for modular construction. We do
                                                                                                                           this by helping to remove barriers that limit industry growth as well as through outreach
                                                                                                                           and education efforts to promote the advantages of modular construction. MBI members
                  Events...............................................................................................4   generally fall into one of two divisions.
                  Training & Education.........................................................................5
                                                                                                                                 Relocatable Buildings Division: Companies and suppliers that offer buildings for sale
                  Networking........................................................................................6            or lease and typically have a lease fleet of buildings in inventory. These buildings are
                  Marketing Resources.......................................................................7                    typically repurposed/relocated/re-leased at secondary locations and often for new
                  Awards & Recognition.......................................................................8
                  Industry Research............................................................................9                 Permanent Modular Construction: Contractors that manufacturer, deliver and/or
                                                                                                                                 install modular components as a stand-alone project or integrated into a larger site-
                  Corporate Partnerships...................................................................10                    specific project.
                  VIP Member Discounts...................................................................11
                                                                                                                           As a member of MBI, you have the opportunity to participate in various business
                  Maximize Your MBI Experience........................................................12                   development offerings, the ability to help influence the regulatory climate, and access to
                  MBI Code of Ethics & Conduct.........................................................13                  hundreds of industry professionals. While MBI’s events are the best way to make connections
                                                                                                                           with potential customers and partners and to stay informed on the latest industry
                  MBI Seals Program.........................................................................13             developments, we offer numerous other avenues to promote your company. To get the most
                  Contact Information........................................................................14            from this relationship, we have prepared this brochure highlighting key benefits.

                                                                                                                           Whether you are new to the association or just considering membership in MBI, please do
                                                                                                                           not hesitate to contact us to determine how we can work together. The MBI staff is ready to

                  Be Greener.
                                                                                                                           help you make those lasting relationships and tackle your most pressing issues.

                       Build Smarter.                                                                                      Tom Hardiman, CAE

                               Think Modular.
                                                                                                                           MBI Executive Director

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Advocacy & Events
                                                                     MBI offers you the opportunity
                                                                    to help influence policy makers,
                                                                         media, and end users.                 MBI Events
                                                                                                               world of modular
                                                                                                               a n n ua l c o n v e n t i o n & t r a d e s h o w
                                                                                                               World of Modular is the industry’s premier event. The event seeks to provide those in the
                                                                                                               industry a place to network, exchange ideas, learn from experts, and display new products. The
                                                                                                               conference also includes the premier awards contest for the industry, the Awards of Distinction.
                                                                                                               This event provides the opportunity to develop business skills, expand industry knowledge, and
                                                                                                               network with industry professionals from around the world.

                                                                                                               government & military

                                                                                                               construction c onference
                                                                                                               This is a must-attend event for anyone who desires to increase their share of federal government
                                                                                                               dollars. Key procurement movers and shakers offer the how-to’s of securing federal construction
                                                                                                               projects-from homeland security to military command to disaster relief.

                  r e m ov i n g b a r r i e r s a n d                                                         green building conference
                  p r o t e c t i n g yo u r b u s i n e s s                                                   Get the most up-to-date information about green building initiatives, incentives, design
                                                                                                               requirements, and construction techniques at this annual event. Green building and industry
                  On average, businesses pay between $8,000 and $10,000
                                                                                                               experts offer everything from why green is the “right thing to do” to effectively marketing
                  per employee per year in hidden costs associated with                                        sustainable buildings.
                  various rules and regulations. As government agencies
                  become more intrusive and pervasive, this cost will
                                                                                                               regional town hall meetings
                                                                                                               MBI annually hosts a series of half-day regional meetings throughout North America. The
                                                                                                               meetings give members an opportunity to discuss issues of local importance. MBI staff is
                  At MBI, we realize it is difficult and time consuming for you to keep track of the
                                                                                                               on-hand with industry experts or code officials with state-of-the-industry reporting, information
                  numerous bills, regulations, legislation, and code changes that may have an impact on
                                                                                                               on pending issues, research projects, association resources, and more. These training and
                  your bottom line. Every year, MBI monitors and reviews thousands of different bills and
                                                                                                               networking events are FREE for MBI members.
                  proposed regulations to determine their potential impact on our industry. MBI has taken
                  the lead to introduce, change and defeat legislation and regulations that would have
                  an adverse impact on our industry’s ability to utilize our assets in the manner in which
                  they were intended. We have successfully protected our members’ interests in numerous
                  states and provinces on issues ranging from taxation, plan approval, code compliance,
    Shaping       relocation and recertification. MBI updates and alerts members to pending and enacted
                                                                                                                                                                            Connect with a
      Our         legislation and regulations impacting the industry at the federal, state and local levels.

                                                                                                                                                                           global network of
    Industry      And while we can’t ensure that we will always be successful, we can guarantee that we
                  will fight to protect your business.                                                                                                                     professionals and
                                                                                                                                                                          business leaders in
                  m b i a f f i l i at i o n s :
                                                                                                                                                                              the industry

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                                                                                                                                                                                                               Training, Education & Networking
                                                            “MBI University was very informative, kept
                                                              my attention and was engaging! I am
                                                             much more equipped to determine daily
                                                              how to make work more productive.”         Networking
                                                                                                         business opportunities
                                                                                                         MBI provides numerous opportunities and venues in which you can network with colleagues
                                                                                                         from across the US, Canada, and the world. Our annual World of Modular as well as other
                                                                                                         events draw hundreds of industry participants. There is no greater opportunity to meet

                  Training & Education
                                                                                                         with industry leaders than at these events. In addition, MBI members have benefited from
                                                                                                         numerous alliances that have been formed with regulatory and legislative agencies. In fact,
                                                                                                         we frequently invite the top modular code officials to participate in regular conference calls
                                                                                                         with MBI members to answer your specific questions and to make a direct connection.

                  Training & Education
                                                                                                         quickly gain recognition
                                                                                                         Establish credibility through visibility at MBI functions. Being an exhibitor at MBI events
                                                                                                         puts your products and services in front of hundreds of industry leaders. It also allows you
                                                                                                         to introduce new products or meet with current customers in a relaxed, yet business-like

                  m b i un i v e r s i t y                                                               leads & referrals
                  The annual event featuring MBI’s                                                       The MBI referral service carefully screens all leads generated by the MBI Web site and
                  popular “Essentials of Commercial                                                      encourages potential clients to use the services of our MBI membership, then places these
                  Modular Construction” class provides                                                   leads with the appropriate member based on a product and geographic basis.
                  training on the commercial modular
                  construction process, start to finish,
                                                                                                         gain industry-wide recognition when you
                  from qualifying customers to building
                  finish out. In addition, MBI offers                                                    co -brand your company with mbi
                  training with FMI Corporation on                                                       Leverage the power of MBI’s reputation by putting our logo on your promotional materials
                  project management. In addition to                                                     and Web site.
                  getting valuable training, these events
                  provide face-to-face contact with
                                                                                                         get free job postings
                  industry experts.
                                                                                                         Listing a job on is free for MBI members. Simply e-mail MBI a basic description of
                                                                                                         your organizations job opening and your contact information and we will post it.
                  a i a co n t i n u i n g e d u c at i o n un i t s

  Learn,          MBI is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects
                  Continuing Education Systems and offers free seminars on commercial
 grow and         modular construction to AIA members, introducing design professionals to
                  modular buildings. Participants earn learning units in AIA’s Health, Safety, and
succeed at        Welfare in Architecture sections.
                                                                                                                                                 As business leaders in the modular
every stage       online training
                                                                                                                                                  industry, MBI members represent
  of your         MBI offers its popular “Essentials of Commercial Modular Construction” training
                  program as an online course. The program provides training on the commercial                                                   a broad spectrum of products and
  career          modular construction process start to finish, from qualifying customers to                                                   interests. Your MBI membership is key
                  building finish out.                                                                                                           to accessing all types of business
                                                                                                                                                         throughout the world.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Marketing, Awards & Recognition
                  Marketing Resources
                  mbi website
                  MBI’s Web site, has over 1,500 pages full of articles, best practices, key contacts, and
                  training resources. Our site averages nearly 100,000 visitors annually.

                  member newsletter
                  The quarterly Member Connection members-only newsletter is
                  published by MBI to provide timely and newsworthy items about

                                                                                                                         Awards & Recognition
                  the commercial modular construction industry. Coverage includes
                  association news, legislative items of interest to our members, financial
                  outlooks, calendar of events and other information related to MBI and
                  the modular industry.

                  m e m b e r s h i p d i r e c t o ry
                  online & print e d                                                                                     awards of distinction
                  A current and free resource to members and potential customers. The directory is a                     The MBI Awards of Distinction contest is the commercial modular industry’s premier awards
                  comprehensive list of every MBI member manufacturer and dealer, as well as suppliers of                program, offering competition for first place, honorable mention, judge’s choice and best of show
                  materials, services, and financing. This directory enables members to contact colleagues around        awards in over 30 building categories. Entries are temporary, permanent, and renovated modular
                  the world to share skills and expertise.
   Tools                                                                                                                 buildings as well as industry marketing pieces. Building entries are judged on architectural
                                                                                                                         excellence, technical innovation, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to

shaping our       m o d u l a r a dva n tag e                                                                            complete. Marketing pieces are judged on stated objectives, creativity, methodology, and results.
                                                                                                                         Green building designs are judged on eight criteria, from comfort and energy strategies to
                  This is our eMagazine for commercial modular construction. This
 profession       quarterly publication includes original feature stories, updates on
                                                                                                                         economic practicality.
                  industry statistics, case studies, MBI award-winning buildings, and other
                  industry resources. It is distributed quarterly to over 30,000 commercial                              outstanding achievement award
                  architects, engineers and contractors through Building Design and
                                                                                                                         This award is given each year to one individual in honor of his or her exemplary contribution and
                  Construction Magazine.
                                                                                                                         service to the commercial modular building industry, and in particular to MBI. As a colleague
                                                                                                                         conferred award of gratitude and appreciation, it is one of the
                  e-link                                                                                                 industry’s most prestigious honors.
                  E-link is a bi-weekly e-mail to keep you up to date with industry news and events and is the most
                  timely way to get the latest pulse on the industry.
                                                                                                                         hall of fame
                                                                                                                         By establishing a Hall of Fame, MBI recognizes the
                  i n d u s t ry a n a ly s i s                                                                          contributions of those whose careers are or were dedicated
                  MBI gathers and distributes statistical information about                                              to our industry or whose acts have had a significant impact
                  the size and growth of the industry. The annual reports                                                on the careers of all others involved. Induction into the Hall
                  have become the leading source of information on the                                                   of Fame is the highest award MBI bestows upon a member.
                  industry and are widely used by investment firms, banks,                                               Length of service, citizenship, business success, and role as a
                  and the media.                                                                                         pioneer or innovator are considered before being inducted.

                                                                                                                         volunteer- of-the-year award
                                                             w h i t e pa p e r s
                                                                                                                         Annually, MBI’s executive director selects at his discretion an individual to receive this award. The
                                                             MBI’s white papers include valuable industry research
                                                                                                                         award recognizes the contributions of a member who significantly gives of his own time and
                                                            and serve as a valuable tool to educate end users about
                                                                                                                         effort toward the advancement of MBI.
                                                            the many advantages and efficiencies of the modular
                                                            construction process.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Industry Research & Corporate Partnerships
                                                                                                                 Corporate Partnerships
                                                                                                                 c ompletely customizable
                                                                                                                 MBI members can choose a desired exposure level and establish your company as a leader in the
                                                                                                                 commercial modular construction industry.

                  Industry Research                                                                              DIAMOND - $40,000 +
                                                                                                                 * Use of Diamond partner logo
                                                                                                                 * Recognition at World of Modular (WOM) opening session with Diamond Award
                                                                                                                 * Webinar of personalized benchmarking report
                  m b i ed u c at i o n a l f o u n dat i o n                                                    * Four WOM registrations or two booths
                                                                                                                 - Recognition in MBI website find a provider listings as corporate partner
                  The MBI Educational Foundation (MBIEF) was established to provide educational                  - Recognition on MBI website as Diamond partner
                  opportunities in the form of training and scholarships to individuals with an interest in      - Recognition in MBI annual report as Diamond partner
                  commercial modular construction. The Foundation began in 2001 with the generous                - Recognition in the MBI membership directory as Diamond partner
                                                                                                                 - Recognition in WOM promotional and on-site brochures as Diamond partner
                  US$100,000 gift of Barry & Mary Gossett. Mr. Gossett is an industry veteran, member
                                                                                                                 - Recognition with Diamond event badge ribbons
                  of the MBI Hall of Fame, recipient of the MBI Outstanding Achievement Award, and               - First rights of refusal on chosen sponsorships
                  esteemed friend to many. Since 2001, the Foundation has trained over 1,000 industry
                  professionals through its popular “Essentials of Commercial Modular Construction”
                  educational series. The MBIEF now spear-heads valuable industry research.                      PLATINUM - $30,000 - $39,999
                  m b i c a n a d i a n f o u n dat i o n                                                        * Printed personalized benchmarking report
                                                                                                                 * Two WOM registrations or one booth
                  The MBI Canadian Foundation is similar in nature to the MBI Educational Foundation             - Recognition in MBI website find a provider listings as corporate partner
                  and was established specifically to facilitate and deliver research and educational            - Recognition on MBI website as Platinum partner
                  opportunities in the form of design competitions, scholarships and partnerships with           - Recognition in MBI annual report as Platinum partner
Investing in      leading research entities with an interest in advancing commercial modular construction.
                                                                                                                 - Recognition in the MBI membership directory as Platinum partner
                                                                                                                 - Recognition in WOM promotional and on-site brochures as Platinum partner

 our future       u n i v e r s i t y o f a l b e r ta
                                                                                                                 - Recognition with Platinum event badge ribbons
                                                                                                                 - First rights of refusal on chosen sponsorships

generations       MBI a partner in the creation of an Industrialization of Building Construction program
                  at the University of Alberta’s Hole School of Engineering. This effort marks the first
                  industry/university collaboration to create an entire program focused on alternative and       GOLD - $20,000 - $29,999
                  industrialized construction techniques. The benefits to the entire industry are significant,
                  as MBI plans to work closely with the school to ensure the research is timely and relevant     * Recognition in MBI website find a provider listings as corporate partner
                  to all sectors of our membership.                                                              - Recognition on MBI website as Gold partner
                                                                                                                 - Recognition in MBI annual report as Gold partner
                  Objectives of the program include:                                                             - Recognition in the MBI membership directory as Gold partner
                                                                                                                 - Recognition in WOM promotional and on-site brochures as Gold partner
                     1. Developing guidelines to integrate industrialized building systems into overall          - Recognition with Gold event badge ribbons
                        conventional construction processes;                                                     - First rights of refusal on chosen sponsorships
                     2. Establishment of efficient and standardized installation practices;
                     3. Improving productivity with innovative manufacturing technologies;
                     4. Opportunities to apply new and emerging systems technologies;
                     5. Optimization of material usage and developing technologies to
                                                                                                                 SILVER - $10,000 - $19,999
                        minimize construction material waste;
                                                                                                                 - Recognition on MBI website as Silver partner
                     6. Establishment of a BIM center of excellence in order to advance the
                                                                                                                 - Recognition in MBI annual report as Silver partner
                        science of construction automation.                                                      - Recognition in the MBI membership directory as Silver partner
                                                                                                                 - Recognition in WOM promotional and on-site brochures as Silver partner
                  The partnership also allows MBI and its members the opportunity to be guest lecturers,         - Recognition with Silver event badge ribbons
                  provide factory tours for students, and assist in the research and development of white        - First rights of refusal on chosen sponsorships
                  papers and related articles.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Discounts & Getting Involved
                                       VIP Member Discounts                                                             Maximize Your MBI
                                       Save up to 27% on select FedEx® shipping services and
                                       also take advantage of additional savings on FedEx
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                                       no minimum shipping requirements.                                                “Each participant in this industry should understand the   value of teamwork!
                                                                                                                        Being   involved with our association as part of the MBI team means you are advancing
                                       yrc                                                                              the good work of our industry, promoting high standards, and protecting our interests. In the
                                       Receive competitive discounts on qualifying less-                                long run your contributions serve to increase the value for all participants.”
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                                                                                                                        write - Send a synopsis of your story ideas for Member Connection or Modular Advantage to
                                       up s s u p p ly c h a i n                                                        our communications department for consideration. Let us help you be a voice to our industry.
                                       Save on North American freight and on International
                                       air freight services:                                                            participate - Attend MBI events and make connections for yourself and your
                                       North American Air Freight - Guaranteed Next Day, 2nd                            organization. Listen to our webcasts, and read our publications to become an informed member of
                                       Day, and Economy Service.                                                        the industry.
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                                                                                                                        to help shape future MBI programs and policies.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Code of Ethics & Contact Information
                                             Integrity & Professionalism
                                                                                                                                                                                           Join Today!
         MBI Code of Ethics & Conduct                                                                                                                                           Joining MBI equips you with the information
                                                                                                                                                                                  and tools required to remain competitive in
         The Modular Building Institute has adopted these articles to promote and maintain high standards of professional
         service and ethical business conduct among its members:                                                                                                              the commercial modular construction industry.
                                                                                                                                                                           Companies that actively participate in MBI find that
         An individual shall deal fairly and in good faith with customers, colleagues, fellow members, and the general public                                                             the benefits far outweigh the costs.

         An individual shall conduct his or her professional life in accordance with the interest of MBI, the commercial                                                                       
         factory-built structures industry, and the general public.

         An individual shall adhere to honesty and integrity and to generally accepted principles of professional conduct.

         An individual shall not engage in any practice, which tends to corrupt the integrity of MBI, the commercial factory-
         built structures industry, or process of government.

         An individual shall not intentionally misrepresent information concerning his or her financial and professional
         business background, or the background of his or her competitors.

         An individual shall fully and fairly disclose all potential conflicts of interests in a timely manner.
                                                                                                                                Contact Us
         An individual shall disclose to the association any practice which tends to corrupt the integrity of MBI or the
         industry.                                                                                                              Modular Building Institute                            Fax: 434.296.3361
                                                                                                                                944 Glenwood Station Lane, Suite 204                  Toll-free: 888.811.3288
         An individual shall compete vigorously, and fairly, with other members.
                                                                                                                                Charlottesville, VA 22901 USA
                                                                                                                                Phone: 434.296.3288

         MBI Seals Program                                                                                                      g ov e r n m e n t a f fa i r s
                                                                                                                                Tom Hardiman, CAE x158
                                                                                                                                                                                     ac c o u n t i n g
                                                                                                                                                                                     Annie Diggs x157
                                                                                                                                Executive Director                                   Accountant & Office Manager
         A visible sign of a members’ commitment to MBI’s code of
         ethics and conduct, the seals program is the commercial
         modular industry’s only labeling program dedicated to                                                                  e v e n t s & e d u c at i o n                       graphic design
         promoting high standards of honesty, integrity, professional                                                           Steven Williams x153                                 Joni Lane, LEED Green Associate x156
         service, and conduct.                                                                                                  Operations Director                                  Marketing Specialist & Graphic Designer
         The MBI seal proudly displays the MBI logo, as well as
                                                                                                                                m a r k e t i n g & c o m m u n i c at i o n s       w e s t e r n r e g i o n a l m a n ag e r
         MBI’s toll-free telephone number and Web site address.
         Direct access to MBI - a clearing house for customer praise,
                                                                                                                                Erin Whitt x152                                      Bob Andosca
         questions, and even complaints provides your customers                                                                 Communications Manager                     
         with an added assurance that they are getting a high                                                         
         quality product when purchasing from a member of MBI.

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Stronger By Association

                          944 Glenwood Station Lane, Suite 204
                                 Charlottesville, VA 22901 USA
                                        Toll Free: 888-811-3288
                                         Phone: 434-296-3288
                                            Fax: 434-296-3361


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