June 2024

Pioneering the Future of Modular Construction: NibbiPrefab at the Offsite Construction Summit

On June 5, 2024, NibbiPrefab had the privilege of sponsoring and participating in the Offsite Construction Summit in Berkeley, CA. This gathering of industry leaders and innovators focused on the latest advancements and future directions in modular and offsite construction. Our Senior Preconstruction Manager, Randall Thompson, shared insights on the advantages of project standardization in modular construction, emphasizing NibbiPrefab‘s dedication to innovation and quality in this evolving field. During his presentation, Randall provided valuable perspectives on the benefits of adopting standardized design practices within modular construction. His talk, “Advancing Modular Construction for Multi-Family Housing: A Case for Standardization,” offered an ...

November 2023

Sango Court Case Study

Sango Court, an affordable housing development located in Milpitas, CA, embraces the future of construction with its innovative modular design. This transit-oriented development comprises two buildings with a shared courtyard and 102 modularly constructed units. This new development addresses the pressing need for affordable housing and exemplifies the benefits of modular construction when seamless integration and techniques are executed effectively. Read more about the challenges and successes we discovered during the modular and building process in our case study. Case study courtesy of Autovol.  

September 2023

ICYMI: Modular Construction Summit: Formula for Success

In the ever-evolving world of construction, a paradigm shift is underway, and it’s called modular construction. Industry leaders, including Nibbi’s Senior Preconstruction Manager, Randall Thompson, recently convened at The Registry’s “Modular Construction Summit: Formula for Success” webinar to share their insights into this innovative approach and explore the formula for success. Watch the entire webinar here or read on for a recap of what was discussed! The Growing Industry and Continued Learning One resounding theme echoed throughout the webinar was the rapid growth of the modular construction industry. As Caleb Roope, President & CEO of The Pacific Cos., succinctly said, “Modular is an ...

March 2023

Partnering for Success at Sango Ct

The award of the Sango Court project marks Nibbi’s first foray into modular construction since the 1970’s. As newcomers to modern modular construction, Nibbi approached the Sango Court project with extensive research on partnership, manufacturing, and process. Today the team’s construction process is sure-footed and honed to bring the project to completion by fall 2023. Once constructed, Sango Court will be a transit-oriented affordable rental development. Located in Milpitas, the transit-rich site is approximately half a mile away from Milpitas BART station, and close to parks, shopping, schools, dining, and jobs.  Working Hand in Hand with the Project Owners Sango ...

December 2021

Luna Vista Case Study

Luna Vista (950 El Camino Real) was recently featured in a case study published by APA – The Engineered Wood Association. The study is titled “Engineering Solutions for a More Inclusive Community” and highlights the collaboration between Alta Housing, Van Meter Williams Pollack, and Nibbi SPS, Nibbi’s self-perform division. The three worked together to creatively incorporate wood into a new affordable housing complex to keep costs low, tackle a public predicament, and give rise to a stronger, more inclusive community. In the case study, Nibbi SPS’s Senior Project Manager, Jeff Shibata, offered insight into how Nibbi SPS gave maximum value ...

October 2021

A Win for Affordable Housing!

It has been an exciting several months for affordable housing developers and developments in California! In May, we received fantastic news from Governor Gavin Newsom. In Governor Newsom’s revision to the 2021-22 state budget, he addressed homelessness and increased funding for affordable housing.  This announcement was a massive win for our clients and people in California who deserve an affordable place to live and thrive. Governor Newsom’s revised budget included an additional $1.75 billion in Housing and Community Development (HCD) grants for shovel-ready developments. A “shovel ready” development is a project that is essentially ready to go! It has been ...

July 2020

Nibbi Wins Award!

A huge thanks to Levelset for recognizing Nibbi as a 2020 Winner of the “Excellence in Managing Payments” award! We are proud to win this award for ensuring subcontractors and suppliers on our projects are paid on time, and we are committed to our trade partners’ success. This award is meaningful to us because it reflects the growing effort in our industry to help our trade partners gain access to more substantial and better opportunities. We are delighted to receive this award because our commitment to our trade partners is also our commitment to the community. More importantly, we are ...

December 2019

Nibbi goes Modular!

Why is modular building so popular? Because it allows builders to begin construction off-site while waiting for permits and since the units are built in a factory setting, weather delays are non-existent! All of this means, efficiency and an on-schedule project for our clients. Although 355 Sango Court is not technically Nibbi’s first modular project, it will be our first of this scale! A fun fact: Nibbi’s first modular project was completed in 1970 for the San Francisco Unified School District. To prepare for 355 Sango Court, the project team met with contractors to learn more. Nibbi met with two ...

March 2019

626 Mission Bay Wins Affordable Housing Deal of the Year!

We are excited to announce 626 Mission Bay has been awarded “Best Affordable Housing Deal of the Year” by the San Francisco Business Times! Nibbi worked with TNDC and Mithun/Studio Vara to build 143 affordable homes for formerly homeless families. The new building also offers supportive services focused on health and wellness. The project was chosen as “Best Affordable Housing Deal of Year” because of the community the new building has brought to Mission Bay. TNDC CEO, Don Falk, says, “the way that the neighborhood is emerging now is truly striking […] it has a real vibrancy that I don’t ...

February 2019

Nibbi Receives the 2018 Excellence in Safety Award

Nibbi is proud to receive the 2018 Excellence in Safety Award from the Construction Safety Employers’ Association (CEA) for a third consecutive year. Cassie Hilaski (Director of Environmental Health and Safety), Robert Ortiz (Safety Manager) and Joe Lenz (Superintendent) attended the annual luncheon to accept the award. The Excellence in Safety Award is awarded to companies whose total incident rate and lost workday incident rate is 25 percent below the industry average. The award is also for businesses whose experience modification rate (EMR) is lower than 1.0 and who maintain a vigorous training program. Nibbi is thrilled to be recognized ...