Inside Modular: The Podcast of Commercial Modular Construction

Inside Modular: The Podcast of Commercial Modular Construction

Inside Modular is the official podcast of the Modular Building Institute, the Voice of Commercial Modular Construction. This series will highlight industry news and trends, include conversations with industry thought-leaders, and discuss the advantages of modular building construction.

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June 10, 2024 54 mins

Peter DeMaria and Diego Rivera of Mid-Rise Modular unpack the intricate dynamics of integrating modern architectural methods into successful multi-story modular projects. Peter and Diego also share their insights on the logistical challenges and precision required in modular construction. The discussion highlights how aesthetics and technical expertise must harmonize to produce efficient and visually appealing buildings. They also ...

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Danny Langerman, CEO at DHA Financial, shares details and answers questions about DHA's new way for modular home builders, manufacturers, and developers to expand their verticals and create new income streams for their businesses by adding mortgage and title services.

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Cory Segall, co-founder of Southern California-based Strategic Habitats, discusses his company's approach to building shipping container-based homes, the viability of containers as a long-term housing option, and their potential for combatting the housing crisis in San Diego, across the state of California, and beyond.

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Edward Jezeph, senior manager and MMC lead at Homes England, the UK government's housing delivery organization, discusses his recent international travels to Japan, Sweden, and multiple states within the Unites States to learn more about modular housing manufacturing capabilities and business models. Edward shares the insights he gained during his trip as well as his thoughts on the growth opportunities for modular housing bot...

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Managing Principal Gary Badge and Senior Designer Manny Lamarche of Orlando-based FK Architecture return to talk about how their modular building design methodologies have evolved over the past several years as they've gained experience and built partnerships within the industry.

Gary and Manny also discuss their new modular housing prototype designed specifically for the affordable housing market, how it can be appli...

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Jevon Bindman, partner at Minneapolis-based law firm Maslon LLP, answers questions and offers advice about choosing and crafting insurance policies for offsite construction projects. As a litigator, Jevon works with clients in a range of industries, with a focus on assisting policyholders in insurance coverage disputes and representing stakeholders in construction and real estate matters, as well as general business litigation. 

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Vikas Murali, CEO of Offsight, discusses the advantages that offsite factory owners and manufacturers can realize through the use of customized project management software. Vikas talks about the development and capabilities of his company's Offsight software platform, as well as about how his background in enterprise software development—combined with the modular and offsite industry experience from his key staff—has led to Of...

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Scott Bridger, co-founder of ProSet Modular, introduces his newest venture: ModCribs. Nearly indestructible and only 28 pounds apiece, ModCribs modular cribbing units bring ease and efficiency to modular manufacturers and set crews. In this episode, Scott describes the evolution and benefits of product itself, shares how project stakeholders can bring them to their jobsites,  and dives into the best practices of modular set-up and ...

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Nick Ververis, Principal at OneDigital, and Mike Wilmot, CEO and co-founder of Wilmot Modular, discuss the advantages of having specially-designed insurance policies so that modular builders and manufacturers can best manage risk. Nick speaks to his past experience as both a modular manufacturer and his current role as an insurance professional while Mike shares his experiences as a builder, dealer,  and business owner.

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Anthony Corpora, CEO at Futuro Houses, joins the podcast to talk about the potential of fiberglass as a modular building material. Anthony also shares the history of Futuro's whimsical-yet-modern UFO House revival and its plans to build upon its success in the marine, camper, and RV industries to offer a variety of fiberglass-formed modular and "tiny" homes around the US.

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Kevin O'Connor, longtime host of the Emmy Award-winning series This Old House, joins the podcast to share his perspective on the benefits of offsite construction practices in residential construction. 

Kevin also talks about This Old House's Generation NEXT initiative, the construction industry's worker shortage, and how professionals within the industry can encourage young students and recent graduates to e...

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Stephen Shang, co-founder and CEO at Falcon Structures, joins the podcast to talk about the current uses and still-unrealized potential for shipping container-based buildings. Stephen also speaks to the nature and importance of MBI's work in creating container-friendly building codes. Lastly, Stephen provides an overview of his work with MBI's Government Affairs Committee and its efforts to halt the expansion of the feder...

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Robin Bartram Brown, Managing Director of London-based international consultancy firm MMY Global and Dr. Anas Bataw, Managing Director for Heriot Watt University's Centre for Excellence in Smart Construction in Dubai, join the podcast to talk about the rapid acceptance and growth of modular construction in Saudi Arabia and around the Middle East. 

Robin and Anas also discuss the opportunities that exist for further de...

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Ken Puncerelli, CEO of Denver-based LAI Design Group, discusses his experience with modular building design and development and offers helpful tips and advice for both young developers and experienced developers who aren't familiar with the modular construction process.

Ken also talks about his upcoming presentation at MBI's upcoming 2023 World of Modular and shares what attendees can expect.

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Carson Holmquist, co-founder and CEO of Stream Logistics, returns to Inside Modular to announce Stream Modular, a new division within Stream Logistics, and to talk about his company's recent investments into the growth of Stream's modular construction logistical capabilities.

Carson goes into detail about the logistical challenges of modular construction and explains how Stream's new equipment and operating ...

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Julian Bowron, founder and chief technology officer at METALOQ, joins the podcast to talk about how advancements in precision building are helping power the modular construction industry. Julian also discusses his experience inventing products for the offsite and modular construction industries (among others) and about the process he follows when creating new products.

Finally, Julian teases his upcoming presentation at MB...

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Cristian Ossa, commercial manager at South America-based Tecno Fast, joins Inside Modular to talk about the role and scale of its workforce housing projects in countries across South America. Cristian also discusses the logistics and challenges inherent to remote worksite camps and about Tecno Fast's recent growth into the North American and European markets.

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Roger Krulak, founder of FullStack Modular, joins the podcast to talk about the growth of his modular manufacturing company and the exciting projects FullStack and its partners have in the pipeline.

Roger also shares some of the lessons learned from his career in modular and gives advice to up and coming modular manufacturers.

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Bruce Talley, chief operating officer of OFC Inc., discusses the current conditions inside Ukraine, including the state of its infrastructure and housing, and recounts his personal experience and observations from recent visits. Bruce also shares important information for modular companies looking to help in the relief and rebuilding efforts.

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Mike Wilmot, co-founder/president of Wilmot Modular and chair of MBI's Board of Directors, discusses the host of the challenges facing the modular construction industry and how MBI is working to meet those challenges. Mike also explores all the opportunities that lie ahead, including the immediate needs for affordable housing, disaster relief, and more.

Lastly, Mike shares his goals for MBI as the association enters i...

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