Modular Building Factory Tour | Pittsburgh, PA

This course was made possible by a National Association of REALTORS Sustainability Grant and is a joint program of RAMP, The Green Building Alliance (GBA), AIA Pittsburgh and the Housing Innovation Alliance.

Join us on October 6th for panel discussions, presentations, and a modular factory tour at Structural Modular Innovations (SMI).

Credits are available for this event that includes a tour of a modular building factory (SMI) where high-performance homes & light commercial buildings are fabricated for delivery + set within the regional market. SMI has partnered with a nationwide team to produce a net-zero concept home. The concept home is a result of the 2022 America at Home Study, where significant covid-era data collection led to the design development of a home that meets the market demands of today’s buyers, including energy-efficiency, health & wellness. The concept home aims to demonstrate a higher level of livability, constructability, and sustainability than seen in other new construction homes with three big goals in mind: reducing carbon emissions by 70%, generating 90% less waste, and delivering a healthier living environment.

Engage with members of the concept home team and others to:

  • Understand the why, process, and insights from the America at Home Study

  • See how modern methods of construction unlock new value with volumetric modular, are more environmentally friendly + lead to more resilient structures

  • Learn what the DOE Zero Energy Ready home standard means for consumers + builders

  • And more…


7:30 am - Check-in @ RAMP
1427 West Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226 | Free parking is available.

8:00 am - Bus departs
Educational presentations will take place during the commute.

9:30 am - Arrive @ SMI

10:00 am – noon - Factory Tour + Presentations

Noon – 1:00 pm - Networking lunch provided

1:00 pm - Board bus
Educational presentations will take place during the commute.

2:30 pm - Drop off @ RAMP
Please allow an extra 30 minutes in your schedule in case of a delay.

Credits available:

  • This event is pending approval for 4.0 CE hours for Real Estate Licensees.

  • This event is pending approval for 4.0 AIA HSW credits. If you are a registered architect, include your AIA number in the registration and AIA Pittsburgh will report on your behalf following the event.

  • This event is eligible for self-reporting 4.0 GBCI CEUs. Green Building Alliance will send self-reporting directions and language to participants following the event.

Space is limited. Register on the RAMP website via the link below.

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