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
help you make those lasting relationships and tackle your most pressing issues.
Build Smarter. Tom Hardiman, CAE
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 :
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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
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
Listing a job on modular.org 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
MBI’s Web site, modular.org has over 1,500 pages full of articles, best practices, key contacts, and
training resources. Our site averages nearly 100,000 visitors annually.
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
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
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
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Industry Research & 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
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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.”
than-truckload (LTL) shipments. YRC offers flexible,
- Barry Gossett, Acton Mobile Industries
efficient solutions, including comprehensive regional
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Saving you expedited and specialized services.
us f c o m pa n i e s a n d
new penn g e t i n vo lv e d
Save at least 52% on regional, next day less than
beyond MBI truckload freight services throughout the U.S. and parts top 5 ways:
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
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North American Air Freight - Guaranteed Next Day, 2nd organization. Listen to our webcasts, and read our publications to become an informed member of
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International Air Freight – Gold Priority, Express,
Preferred and Standard Services. be a leader - Use your knowledge and skills by volunteering on one of our committees
to help shape future MBI programs and policies.
r e e d c o n s t r u c t i o n data speak up - If you have questions or comments,
“We have unquestionably generated Receive a 15% discount on products and services MBI is always available to help. We need leaders in
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- Mike Ridley, Britco Structures
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Code of Ethics & Contact Information
Integrity & Professionalism
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 www.modular.org
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.
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
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 email@example.com
with an added assurance that they are getting a high firstname.lastname@example.org
quality product when purchasing from a member of MBI.
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MBI + YOU
Stronger By Association
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