Sunday, March 3, 2019

MBI Announces New Resources for Modular Construction; Expands Markets

MBI’s Government Affairs Committee took the lead to help develop a new ICC Guideline on the Safe Use of Modified ISO Shipping Containers as Buildings or Building Components. This resource will help code officials as well as the industry understand how best to modify shipping containers while remaining compliant with the building codes.

MBI also worked with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to develop a design guide for architects using modular construction. This “primer” will share best practices and design considerations as well as highlight the advantages and challenges associated with this process.

“These are exciting times. MBI’s increased involvement in codes and standard in recent years has been impressive, creating a level of respectability with agencies and organizations beyond what I once thought possible," said Roland Brown of Ramtech Building Systems, MBI’s Government Affairs Committee Chairman. “Through MBI’s efforts, our industry has not only received much overdue respect, but now we are taking an active role in the development of codes, standards and regulatory policy that have direct benefit to our members.”

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