Modular Building Institute Thanks Contributors for Taking Part in Modular Construction Summit

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The Modular Building Institute thanks participants in its 2014 Modular Construction Summit held at California College of the Arts, an afternoon session of presenters including modular builders, traditional builders, architects, engineers, professors, students to discuss current topics and trends in modular construction.

CCA Professor Maricio Soto-Rubio hosting a Q&A panels with Pedro Tavares, Curtis Fletcher, and Lad Dawson.

CCA Professor Maricio Soto-Rubio hosting a Q&A panels with Pedro Tavares, Curtis Fletcher, and Lad Dawson.

CCA hosted attendees from across the construction, engineering, design industries, as well as a number of end users and students at the college.

The Modular Building Institute welcomed members, guests, students and professors on September 17 to the 2014 San Francisco Modular Construction Summit hosted by the California College of the Arts. This event answered common questions like “Do modular buildings last as long as site-built?”, “Are they environmentally sustainable?”, “Can they be as attractive as their traditionally-built counterparts?” Of course the answer to all of these questions is yes, this educational Summit was hosted as curiosity about modular construction is at an all-time high. Developers are turning to modular methods with growing enthusiasm as cost- and time-savings are made apparent.

Presenters included thought leaders in the modular construction industry: Lad Dawson, CEO of Guerdon Enterprises; Curtis Fletcher, Regional Business Development Manager, Guerdon Modular Buildings; Peter Anderson, Associate Professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts and Principal at Anderson Anderson Architecture; Mark Anderson, Professor of Architecture at University of California Berkeley and Principal at Anderson Anderson Architecture; Mauricio Soto, Assistant Professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts and Founder of Studio for Lightweight Design; Taeko Takagi, Vice President of Product Design & Development at ZETA Design+Build; Ralph Tavares, Principal at R&S Tavares Associates; and Pedro Tavares, Project Manager at R&S Tavares Associates. The event was finished with a Q&A panel of the presenters, moderated by CCA Professor Mauricio Soto.

CCA hosted attendees from across the construction, engineering, design industries, as well as a number of end users and students at the college. Peter Anderson of Anderson Anderson Architecture also hosted a generous meet and greet reception at his office, which showcased his firm’s work in modular design.

MBI hosts several Modular Construction Summits each year around the country in conjunction with one of their Partners in Education. For information on hosting a Modular Construction Summit in your city, contact Tom Hardiman: tom(at)modular(dot)org
More information on the San Francisco Modular Construction Summit can be found online at http://bit.ly/ModConstSummit14

About the Modular Building Institute: Founded in 1983, the Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the only international non-profit trade association serving modular construction. Members are manufacturers, contractors, and fleet owners in two distinct segments of the industry - permanent modular construction (PMC) and relocatable buildings (RB). Our Mission: As the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction™, 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.

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