Improving the way the world builds

Changing climates, building codes, government regulations and client expectations are pushing traditional construction methods out the door. At NRB Modular Solutions, we’re changing the way the world builds—with more speed, quality, sustainability and cost certainty—one modular construction project at a time.

partially assembled modular buildings in a factory

Building progress in the built environment

From the factory through final assembly, we use an efficient, technology-driven approach to modular construction that maximizes value and ensures predictable outcomes. That means faster project timelines and fabricating higher-quality, environmentally sustainable buildings that are durable and future proof. 

See our projects

We can tell you all about the wonderful buildings we can fabricate. But we’d rather show you our work, and let that do the talking. 

A garden outside of a modular multifamily building
A modular apartment building
A modular building in progress
A garden in front of a modular building

Multifamily

Affordable housing is needed now more than ever. Prefabricated multifamily homes are a fast, cost-effective and sustainable solution to meet urgent timelines, and help solve the housing crisis.

Student housing
Two women in a studen dorm room
A modular student dorm
A student lowrise modular dorm building

Student Housing

Maintain high retention rates and elevate the on-campus experience for students and staff with comfortable modular student housing, designed with your campus’s needs and layout in mind.

Modular seniors housing
Modular retirement units
Accessible bathroom in a modular retirement facility
A kitchen in a modular senior's unit

Senior Housing

Create lasting homes residents can age in. Our prefabricated senior housing solutions address their unique living requirements, and seamlessly integrate into surrounding communities.

Modular office building
modular site office
Site office at a marina
Modular restaurant building

Industrial and Commercial

Move from concept to operational quickly, and start reaping the benefits of your new building sooner with our integrated modular building solutions for commercial and industrial projects.

A modular school building
2 storey modular education building
Custom modular school
A room filled with comfortable seating at a modular school

Education

Modular construction is often the best choice for temporary or permanent school additions, and to even build entire schools. We can use a unique hybrid approach that blends the best of both off-site and on-site processes to minimize any disruptions to learning.

A modular hostel
A patio outside of a modular hotel building
A modular hotel
A modular hotel

Hospitality

Get a five-star experience with our offsite hotel and hostel building process – we’ll design, fabricate, deliver and assemble your project for you. If you’re looking for modular restaurant buildings, our team has an appetite for that, too.

The NRB Advantage

By partnering with NRB, you’ll benefit from economic factors such as favorable exchange rates and market conditions. And with the signing of the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, we can easily collaborate on cross-border projects free from tariffs and red tape. Plus, you’ll be afforded other competitive advantages highlighted below.

Strategic locations.

Our modern manufacturing facilities and yard storage spaces are located across Canada, positioning us to efficiently serve Western and Central U.S. projects from our British Columbia and Alberta facilities, and Northeastern U.S. projects from our facilities in Ontario. 

Shorten construction by up to 50%.

The unique, end-to-end technology-driven modular construction process we’ve created eliminates the inefficiencies of traditional construction - like delays and cost overruns - to reduce project timelines by as much as 50%.

Code compliant.

Each NRB facility is set up with a third-party inspection agency for certification across all 50 states, ensuring your projects meet or exceed building codes, and any quality, safety and performance requirements.

A crane lowering a modular component onto a building

Why choose modular?

Shifting building activity away from traditional construction sites and into factories offers unique benefits to everyone involved, from the clients investing in these buildings to the people that will be occupying them. Here’s why modular construction’s staying power is for real.

  • Faster schedules iconFaster project schedules
  • Cost certainty iconCost certainty
  • Environmental sustainability iconSustainability
  • Superior quality iconSuperior quality
  • Safety iconSafety
  • Replicability iconReplicability
Low-rise modular apartment buildings

Why choose NRB?

We’ve been a trusted name in the offsite building industry for over 40 years, and have grown into one of the largest and most experienced modular building solutions provider in Canada and the U.S. 

A process designed for speed and value

When it comes to the building process, modular construction has key differences from onsite construction, especially in the pre-construction stages. Here’s what you can expect from our process.

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Design & Engineering

Right from the start, our modular building experts collaborate with your team to help guide project development during the planning and design phases. A lot of the work in the process is done up front, so it’s important to work together to get an understanding of your building’s usage and requirements, as well as your desired schedule and budget outcomes. 

Once aligned, our architects and engineers take it from there, creating your exterior and interior designs.

Signing off on a permit

Permits & Approvals

Once you approve the BIM designs from our team, they’re sent to the locality or a third-party service for approval, including the necessary building permit applications.

After everything is finalized and the permits are approved, we move on to site development and foundations, and building manufacturing.

A crane placing a modular unit on a foundation

Site Development & Foundations

A lot of work is done offsite, but there’s still work to be done onsite as well. While modules and panels are fabricated in our factories, we help prepare your site for the final build. This includes excavation, grading, site drainage and any utility installations that are required.

We’ll also put a strong foundation in place on which to assemble your final build. We do both raised and on-grade foundations, with the former used in both permanent and temporary builds, and the latter for permanent construction projects.

A modular unit being built in a factory

Building Manufacturing

This is the part of the process where modular scheduling surpasses stick-built projects. Building manufacturing will happen in conjunction with Site Development & Foundations, saving tremendous time and costs for your project.

Manufacturing involves the fabrication of all modules and panels for your build, all done with machine precision. Because there can be no mistakes at this phase, we have extremely high QA and QC standards, so final assembly is a snap (literally).

Lowering a modular unit in place on site

Install & Site Restoration

It’s time to assemble. We carefully transport your building modules to the site, and then begin assembling your structure. For larger, permanent structures, we typically use cranes to place modules on the foundation; raised foundations sometimes will not require this.

Once the modules are installed, building components are attached and fitted together. From there, we connect any utilities that are a part of your design, and install all the interior and exterior customizations you ordered.

How we save you time (and money)

Processes in the modular building schedule can be done simultaneously, which significantly cuts down time to completion. Plus, the final building process is faster and more efficient. Fewer materials are wasted in this process, too, saving on resource costs.

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Design & Engineering
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Time Savings
30% - 50% Faster
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Ready to start?

Our full team of modular building designers, architects and professionals is ready to take you through our responsive planning and design process. Get in touch and we’ll create a plan that meets your goals for quality, design, affordability and time to occupancy.

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