WASHINGTON, D.C. – May 28, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — The reality of an expedited schedule, lower costs and greater sustainability has made offsite construction a valued building solution for decades. As curiosity about this process grows to an all-time high as developers turn to the method with growing enthusiasm, the Modular Building Institute will host a two-day Modular Construction Summit, June 27-28, 2013, in Washington D.C., to discuss current topics in prefab construction.
A lunch presentation by keynote speaker National Institute of Building Sciences President Henry Green kicks off the summit on June 27. Panel discussions on “Modular Solutions for Large Mixed-Use Projects” and “Changing the Way the World Builds: Innovation in Modular Construction” will follow that afternoon.
On the morning of the 28th, attendees may choose to visit lawmakers on Capitol Hill with MBI lobbyists, or visit the Green Schools Exhibit at the National Building Museum, where the Sprout Space high-performance green modular classroom is displayed in its entirety.
The Summit’s keynote speaker, Henry L. Green, is President and CEO of the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), an NGO that leads in the pursuit of high performing and sustainable buildings, including the use of modular and other forms of offsite construction. NIBS brings together representatives of government, the professions, industry, labor and consumer interests, and regulatory agencies to focus on the identification and resolution of problems that hamper the construction of safe, affordable structures for housing, commerce and industry throughout the U.S. Authorized by the U.S. Congress, NIBS provides an authoritative source and a unique opportunity for free and candid discussion among private and public sectors within the built environment.
Open to the general public, the Summit will take place at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The event is sponsored by Champion Commercial Structures, Mobile Modular, Mule-Hide Products, M Space and Bard Manufacturing. A limited number of select sponsorship opportunities are still available. Please contact Dave Sikora at (434)296-3288 x.155.
Changing the Way the World Builds: Greener, Faster, Smarter. The Modular Building Institute is the international nonprofit trade association that has served the modular construction industry for 30 years. Members are suppliers, manufacturers and contractors involved in all aspects of modular projects — from complex multistory solutions to temporary accommodations. As the voice of commercial modular construction, MBI expands the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices, outreach, education to the construction community and customers, and recognition of high-quality modular designs and facilities. For more information on modular construction, visit http://www.modular.org.