Northwest Offsite Network

April 7 - 28, 2021 | Wednesdays 12:00pm- 2:00pm PDT

A virtual education course to build regional capacity and capability in offsite modular housing.

Come network with guest experts and attendees including developers, NGOs, governments, architects, engineers, builders and manufacturers:
  • Housing Development Consortium
  • Synergy Modular
  • Forterra
  • NRB / Horizon North
  • Method Homes
  • TWG
  • Mercy Housing
  • JacksonMain
  • Schemata Workshop
  • 4EA Building Science
  • Mithun
  • MG2
  • Gensler
  • Mortenson Construction
  • NexGen Housing Partners
  • Accuset
  • More to come!

MOD X EDU builds upon the MOD X Northwest Exchange previously held live February 2020 (prior to the COVID-19 pandemic).


MOD X EDU - Northwest Offsite Network is an education and outreach course series designed to build regional capacity and capability, and accelerate the knowledge and uptake of offsite construction in the Pacific Northwest housing industry. The course will be held virtually online. Zoom meeting invitations will be forwarded via email after registration is completed.


The course series includes:

  • Four discrete 2-hour interactive educational sessions over 4 weeks convening each Wednesday.

  • April 7 - 28, 2021 | Wednesdays 12:00pm- 2:00pm PDT

  • One 3-hour workshop for networking and capacity building May 5, 2021 | 12:00pm- 3:00pm PDT


The MOD X EDU Northwest Offsite Network is co-hosted by the Housing Development Consortium Offsite Construction Task Force and MOD X, an international research and education consultancy in offsite and industrialized construction. Registrants must either be located in OR conduct business in the Pacific Northwest region (WA, OR, ID, MT, British Columbia or Alberta).


Register for all 4 educational sessions and the workshop OR register for the workshop alone:

All 4 Sessions + workshop = $750 (early bird); $1,000 regular (early bird ends on March 31, 2021)
Networking workshop only = $100
HDC members receive a 10% discount
Scholarships are available by contacting Nathan Antonio, email:
To sponsor a scholarship, please proceed directly to registration.


MOD X EDU Northwest Offsite Network

April 7 - May 5, 2021

Session #1 Introduction to Offsite and Modular Housing

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

12:00pm-2:00pm PDT
  • Definitions and nomenclature
  • Classification
  • Product and business platforms
  • Building types
  • Market drivers - housing need
  • Obstacles and challenges
  • Experts:
    • Marty Kooistra, Housing Development Consortium
    • Justin Stewart, Synergy Modular
    • Daniel Stoner, NexGen Housing Partners

Session #2 Manufacturing

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

12:00pm-2:00pm PDT
  • Principles of manufacturing
  • LWF, LGS, Hot rolled steel manufacturing
  • Supply chain
  • Shipping and logistics
  • Stakeholder coordination
  • Scope definitions
  • Experts:
    • Rhys Kane, NRB / Horizon North
    • Brian Ambramson, Method Homes
    • More to come!

Session #3 Assembly

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

12:00pm-2:00pm PDT
  • Transport
  • Near to site storage and staging
  • Craning and hosting
  • Setting and come-alongs
  • Matelines and stitching
  • Tolerances
  • Finishing and cladding
  • Experts:
    • Mortenson Construction
    • Kenny Hall, Accuset Construction
    • Dan Anable, Synergy Modular
    • More to come!

Session #4 Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DfMA)

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

12:00pm-2:00pm PDT
  • Developing product platforms
  • Manufacturing thinking
  • Digital workflows
  • Pull based planning and design
  • Experts:
    • Case Creal, Gensler
    • Craig Curtis, Mithun
    • Grace Kim, Schemata Workshop
    • Matt Lasse, JacksonMain Architecture
    • More to come!

Network Workshop

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

12:00pm-3:00pm PDT

Regional Capacity Building

  • Roundtable discussions
  • Networking partnerships
  • Regional challenges identification
  • Solutions and planning for capacity building in Pacific Northwest

The sessions and workshop of the Northwest Offsite Network will be recorded and shared with registrants via restricted access on the MOD X website.

For more information on the instructors and facilitators of the guest experts, visit the MOD X Team Bios.

Ryan E. Smith - Director and Professor at the School of Design + Construction, Washington State University and offsite consultant for 15 years.
Ivan Rupnik - Professor of Architecture at Northeastern University and offsite consultant for 10 years.
Tyler Schmetterer - Managing Director of MOD X and 15+ years of experience developing offsite projects around the US.

Sponsors and Partners:

Questions? Please contact MOD X for any additional information.

To schedule custom educational programs for your company, contact MOD X.