Modular construction has become a viable option for numerous types of facilities. To help facilitate the adoption of modular construction, the Modular Building Institute (MBI) worked closely with Clemson University to develop the new online course Introduction to Commercial Modular Construction.
“We are excited to present this introductory course that is perfect for anyone interested in better understanding this fast-growing construction process,” said Christine Piper, professor in Clemson’s Department of Construction Science and Management.
After the world-wide acceptance of the same-titled book as one of the go-to guides for understanding the modular industry, the two entities worked together to create a self-paced professional online course worth 1.5 CEUs. The course explores the process of commercial modular construction from the discussion of client needs, through design and fabrication, to transportation and installation of modules.
“The online course is self-paced for busy working professionals. It can be accessed at any time, with short segments that accommodate any schedule,” noted Michael Griffin, E-Learning Strategist with Clemson Online. Griffin also noted that participants can log in by computer or by using an app on iOS and Android mobile devices.
According to Tom Hardiman, Executive Director of MBI, “Working with Clemson University has created an amazing book, which has now grown into this groundbreaking online course that will educate people around the world on the modular construction industry.”
Course participants can purchase a copy of the textbook “Introduction to Commercial Modular Construction” to perfectly guide them through the course. The book is also a great resource for more in-depth questions about the modular industry.
The MBI and Clemson University developed the book over two years with the goal of introducing the reader to an innovative and exciting construction method. The book discusses the modular building process compared to traditional site-built construction and is designed to help the reader understand terminology and concepts of modular building.
Members of MBI can receive a $200 discount on course registration through the MBI website.
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