Modular Building Factory Tour: High-Performance Homes & Buildings | Fri., Oct. 6, 2023 | 8 AM – 2:30 PM


Date(s) - 10/06/23
8:00 am - 2:30 pm

RAMP Headquarters

Join us for an educational bus trip to Strattanville, PA. We will be leaving from the Realtors Assoc. of Metro. Pittsburgh (RAMP) located at 1427 W. Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15226. (Free parking at RAMP). There will be education presentations on the bus each way and at the factory. Speakers:

  • Karen Benner, Principal, Clayton Avenue Consulting (LIVE)
  •  Keith Scheidemantle, GREEN, Realtor and Builder.
  • Randy Callen, Chief Operating Officer, Structural Modular Innovations (RECORDING)
  • Eric Newhouse, Vice President of Innovation, Structural Modular Innovations and liaison to EcoCraft Homes (LIVE)
  • Ryan White, Director of Design, DAHLIN Architecture | Planning | Interiors (RECORDING)
  • Dennis Sill, National Director of Sales, Allegheny Structural Components (Open Joist) (LIVE)
  • Dennis Steigerwalt, President, Housing Innovation Alliance (LIVE)
  • Teri Slavik-Tsuyuki, Principal, tst ink and America at Home Study Founder (RECORDING)
  • Nicole Granath, Co-Founder/ COO – Tangible Materials (RECORDING)
  • Aaron Reed, President, Reed Building Supply (LIVE)
  • Ryan England, Principal, CITYStudio (RECORDING)



7:30 Arrive a RAMP to check in (bring your registration confirmation or receipt)

8:00 AM Bus leaves from RAMP –

9:30 arrive at SMI – Structural Modular Innovations LLC – Custom Modular Home Construction Co. (

10 AM – 12 PM Factory Tour and Presentations

12 – 1 PM Lunch provided

1 PM Board bus

2:30 Arrive back at RAMP. (Please allow an extra 30 minutes in your schedule in case we run behind)


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.

This course is a tour to a modular building factory where high-performance homes & light commercial buildings are fabricated for delivery & set within our market. This factory has partnered with a local builder to produce a net-zero concept home in partnership with ProBuilder media. 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.
We will include a presentation of how modular construction is more environmentally friendly due to lower waste and better resource management, and how better quality-control in a factory setting leads to more resilient structures. Factory construction also improves worker safety and typically offers better employee benefits.

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

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.



Registration is closed for this event.