Premier Modular Construction Trade Show Expands to Europe

Green Building Topics, High-Profile Speakers, Networking Among Highlights of Event

The Modular Building Institute, the international trade association serving modular construction, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its annual convention, World of Modular, from North America to Europe. In partnership with the UK’s Modular and Portable Building Association, MBI will co-host World of Modular Europe in Birmingham, England, 15-16 October 2012.

For 30 years, the Modular Building Institute has provided professionals in commercial modular construction a place to network, exchange ideas, learn from experts, discuss issues, display new products and get well-deserved recognition. World of Modular, held annually in the United States, is MBI’s largest event — serving 500 people from 15 countries — but the audience has been primarily North American.

“We want to extend the networking and educational opportunities to engage all modular builders, regardless of location,” said MBI Executive Director Tom Hardiman. “At a time when offsite construction is becoming increasingly viewed as the greener, faster and smarter way to build, we knew it was important to expand this service to all stakeholders.”

The industry event will feature high-profile speakers, top-notch educational sessions, exhibits, the latest trends in modular building, networking and awards. Most participants of MBI events are wholesale manufacturers, direct manufacturers and dealers of commercial modular buildings. Architects, engineers, traditional contractors, developers and suppliers of building products and services also participate.

The industry leaders speaking at WOM Europe include Mohammed Arif, Senior Lecturer, School of Built Environment, University of Salford; Ian Astley, Director, Premier Interlink (Waco UK Ltd.); Richard Hipkiss, Director, Information Prophets Ltd.; Bob Mears, Principal, bmpr Offsite Consultancy Services Ltd.; Ryan Smith, Director, Integrated Technology in Architecture Center, University of Utah; and Andrew Waugh, Principal, Waugh Thistleton Architects Ltd.

For information on registration or sponsorship, please visit MBI’s website.

About MBI
The Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international non-profit trade association serving modular construction. Members include providers of code-compliant relocatable buildings, as well as permanent modular construction contractors and suppliers. As the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction (TM), MBI expands the use of offsite construction through innovative construction practices, outreach and education to the construction community and customers, and recognition of high quality modular designs and facilities.