April 14, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – Millions of people travel to Las Vegas each year in hopes of hitting a hot streak and winning big. Recently, Clayton Building Solutions did just that. The company received not one, but three prestigious Awards of Distinction at the Modular Building Institute's (MBI) "World of Modular" annual meeting in Las Vegas.
"This is quite an honor for our company, and we are thrilled to receive such high praise," said Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton Homes. "Our industry is producing a number of truly amazing structures, and for us to be selected from the number of outstanding entries this year is a great accomplishment."
Clayton Building Solutions is the commercial building arm of Clayton Homes and engages in a myriad of projects throughout the U.S. including military, multi-family, student housing, and light commercial construction.
This is not the first time Clayton has been honored by the MBI, having received a total of seven Awards of Distinction between 2001 and 2011.
Clayton received this year's Judges' Choice Award for its Fort Sam Houston project. This premier award is given each year to the highest scoring entry. Additionally, the company received first place in the Education category for the Fort Sam Houston project, while their Fort Hood project in Texas received honorable mention in the Institutional category.
"The entries in the MBI contest represent the best our industry has to offer each year," said Doug Henriquez, Director of Clayton Building Solutions. "Modular construction is becoming widely recognized as the better way to build."
According to Henriquez, modular construction offers several advantages over more traditional methods. Projects are completed in less time and modular construction is typically more efficient, safer, "greener," and offers higher energy efficiency and quality because components are constructed in a controlled environment.
The MBI Awards of Distinction is the commercial modular industry's premier awards program, offering competition for MBI members, including building manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers. Entries are temporary, permanent, and renovated modular buildings as well as industry marketing pieces.
Each entry is reviewed by an impartial panel of industry and non-industry volunteers including construction and code experts, architects and engineers, and marketing professionals. Building entries are judged on architectural excellence, technical innovation, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete. Marketing pieces are judged on stated objectives, creativity, methodology, and results.
Other team members involved in these projects included Hensel Phelps, Jacobs-Carter-Burgess and the Warrior Group.
About Clayton Homes: A Berkshire-Hathaway Company, Clayton Homes is a national, vertically integrated housing company. Through its family of brands, Clayton Homes builds, sells, finances, leases, and insures a full spectrum of affordable housing and is the nation's number one retailer of modular and manufactured homes.
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