World of Modular 2019 Conference a Record-Setting Success
Posted on April 02, 2019The Modular Building Industry’s largest and longest-running event drew hundreds of modular construction professionals to network, exchange ideas, learn from experts, discuss issues, and receive well-deserved recognition.
The Modular Building Institute’s (MBI’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.
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., 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.
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 Constructon and NRB, Inc won Best of Show in the permanent Construction category.
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.
The Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international non-profit trade association serving the commercial modular construction industry for over thirty-five years. As the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction™ MBI promotes the advantages of modular construction while advocating for the removal of barriers that limit growth opportunities. Through its long-standing relationships with member companies, policy makers, developers, architects and contractors, MBI has become the trusted source of information for the commercial modular construction industry. For more information on MBI and World of Modular, please visit our website: http://modular.org/