Global Modular Construction Heavyweights BLOX and XSite Modular Announce Groundbreaking Strategic Alliance


Birmingham, AL (January 13th, 2020)

BLOX and XSite Modular today announced that the companies have entered into a strategic alliance that will continue to drive the modular construction industry forward.

BLOX has pioneered the Design Manufacture Construct (DMC) building delivery system that replaces traditional design and construction methods with a 21st century approach focused on efficiency, safety, and profitability. The alliance with XSite Modular, a leading global design-builder of critical infrastructure buildings (CIB) and a recognized authority in prefabrication consulting, enhances BLOX’s ability to understand the needs of its diverse customers, design and construct world-class buildings, and expand its footprint in the modular data center and cable landing station space.

This alliance will roll out over the next 90 days allowing for transition of XSite Modular staff to Blox’s team and knowledge exchange. Once complete, XSite Modular’s customers will have the benefit of BLOX’s million square feet of manufacturing space coupled with their in-house, world-class design and engineering capabilities.

“I have long admired the tenacity, professionalism and success of XSite Modular,” said BLOX CEO Chris Giattina. “They have delivered time and time again on the promise of modular construction. This strategic alliance is an enormous coup for BLOX and one that will pay immediate dividends for our fast-growing company and for our customers. It will also accelerate the widespread adoption of DMC.”

Amy Marks, CEO of XSite Modular noted, “Chris and his team have done so much to revolutionize the construction industry with their DMC approach.  Aligning our resources with BLOX is a huge win because it means our clients can now build larger and more technologically advanced data centers and cable landing stations worldwide.”

DMC takes a critical mass of a building and manufactures it in a factory. The result is a less congested job site that is organized around standard work packages, standard containerized tools and flat-packed kit-of-parts. A BLOX construction team is a cross-functional team of architects, manufacturers and tradesmen trained to operate like a Formula One pit crew.

About BLOX

Founded in 2009, BLOX is the pioneer of Design Manufacture Construct, known globally as DMC. This has become the recognized methodology for excellence in modular construction. The firm has over a million square feet of production space under crane, 12 manufacturing lines, an intuitive BLOX System™ of nested parts used to make better buildings faster.

About XSite Modular

XSite Modular is the world’s preeminent prefabrication consultant and design-builder of modular Critical Infrastructure Buildings (CIB) including data centers, cable landing stations, ILA and PFE shelters that are constructed in the United States and shipped globally. Our permanent, structural steel and concrete buildings are non-combustible and built to withstand the harshest environments including heavy wind and seismic loads. XSite’s MCLS are easily customized for clients’ specific power requirements and space/program needs. Our transformational modular approach allows us to dramatically reduce risk for our clients by providing a turnkey facility to deliver time-sensitive, critical infrastructure to often challenging locations.