News from the Modular Building Institute
Each year, the Modular Building Institute recognizes the leaders in the industry by presenting their Awards of Distinction to recognize the best modular projects in the world. The projects are scored in four categories by an official panel of judges. Those categories include: architectural excellence, technical innovation, cost-effectiveness / energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete.
This year’s “World of Modular” conference was held in Las Vegas over the weekend, concluding with the awards ceremony on Monday evening. Pac-Van’s award entries included a large, permanent modular office for a county government facility, a prefabricated medical clinic, twomodular school buildings
, and a mobile office
with a brick façade.
“We are very pleased with our results in this year’s MBI awards competition,” said Ted Mourouzis, president of Pac-Van, Inc. “These buildings competed for recognition with buildings located throughout North America. Having Pac-Van buildings from both Ohio and Nevada win awards is another indication that customers across the country see the value that modular building solutions can provide. We congratulate our Pac-Van team on these awards and the many other successful modular building solutions we provide to our customers every year.”
Pac-Van captured First Place in the Temporary Education over 10,000 sf category for the Walnut Hills Music Facility in Cincinnati, Ohio: see attached photos
Pac-Van also received an Honorable Mention in the Permanent Office over 10,000 sf category for the Nye County Government office in southern Nevada: see attached photos
About Modular Buildings
A modular building is a factory-built structure that complies with the same building codes as traditional construction. Modular construction
is ideal for any application including education and government facilities as illustrated above. They offer the advantages of early occupancy, portability, financial flexibility, and often cost savings. Modular buildings have established a growing niche in the construction process for organizations that need quality temporary or permanent space without the delays often associated with traditional “site built” construction. Modular buildings have also been identified as a more eco-friendly building option
for those companies looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
About the Modular Building Institute (MBI)
The Modular Building Institute
(MBI) is the international non-profit trade association serving non-residential modular construction. Members include providers of code compliant relocatable buildings, as well as permanent modular construction contractors and suppliers. It is MBI’s mission to expand 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.
MBI also administers an educational foundation established specifically to facilitate and deliver research and educational opportunities in the form of design competitions, scholarships and partnerships with leading research entities with an interest in advancing commercial modular construction.
About Pac-Van, Inc.
is a regional provider of high quality, permanent and portable buildings such as mobile offices, storage containers and modular buildings. The company provides dependable, local service to customers in a wide range of sectors, including those in the commercial, industrial, construction, government, medical, and education markets. Pac-Van is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN and has local offices and staff in 26 cities in 18 states. The company is owned by General Finance Corporation