July 3, 2019

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Washington, DC – July 3, 2019

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce a new piece to the partnership with the Modular Building Institute Educational Foundation (MBI), the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction.

“The AIAS has long served its membership by providing them with the resources and relationships necessary to empower them to enter the workforce as innovators, and equal partners in developing a greener, smarter, and better tomorrow. We’re proud to partner with the MBI Educational Foundation to advance that mission, and to celebrate the resilient and adaptable future tomorrow’s industry leaders will bring into reality,” said Charlie Klecha, interim executive director of the AIAS.

In the summer of 2019, the AIAS and MBI Educational Foundation will kick off a 10-month long educational feature, MOD Mondays, aimed to educate AIAS members on the benefits of modular construction. Each educational piece of content will have an associated quiz. Members taking all 10 quizzes will earn their “Modular Building 101 Certificate” to boost their resume.

“The MBI Educational Foundation is extremely excited to be working with AIAS and its members. Our educational resources already include things like online courses, a college textbook, conferences, and classroom lecturers; but this is the first time we have presented a modular building course via social media for a student audience. It’s a simple and free way for students to learn about commercial modular construction and receive a certificate of completion when finished,” said Steven Williams, executive director of the foundation.

Join us at AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference in Washington, DC July 18-21, 2019, to meet and hear more about MBI’s Educational Foundation and its programs. The conference is a platform to discuss chapter leadership and business leadership, community involvement and innovation. Attendees can learn from local CEOs, founders, government officials, and professionals.

Visit www.aias.org/MODMondays to learn more.



The American Institute of Architecture Students is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to programs, information and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education. For more information, visit www.aias.org or call Kimberly Tuttle at (202) 808-0036.


Founded in 1983, the Modular Building Institute (MBI) is the international non-profit trade association serving modular construction. Members are manufacturers, contractors, and dealers in two distinct segments of the industry – permanent modular construction (PMC) and relocatable buildings (RB). MBI strives to keep up with the latest trends of the modular/offsite construction industry and has expanded its membership over the years to include architects, owner/developers, and general contractors.

The mission of the MBI Educational Foundation is to expand opportunities, increase awareness, and foster growth in the commercial modular construction industry by supporting research and development, providing scholarships for students, and developing partnerships and alliances with complementary organizations.