February Education & Events

This month we will be featuring two special events.

Feb 8th at 4pm CST Offsite Dirt host Audree Grubesic, teams up with Mark Willie, Sustainable Building Expert and the Illinois Green Alliance. Learn about what the IGA does, their history and upcoming big anniversary.


On Feb. 22nd at 4pm CST Audree welcomes fellow Scott Hicken, from the Art of Construction podcast to discuss one the early advocates of modular building, Buckminster Fuller. Scott shares the history and innovation by a truly modern-day architect.



Offsite Dirt strives to share the best educational and information events in the industry. Here are other upcoming events in February in the modular industry.


Feb 15 & 16th - In partnership with Volumetric Homes Group (VHG) and the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA); Modular Matters Conference & Exhibition is set to return for its fourth year as a two-day event on 15 & 16 February 2022 at the National Conference Centre (NCC) in Birmingham. Learn more

Architects and engineers are now moving away from design for construction approaches to Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) principles. Innovation is happening at pace in the volumetric modular sector which allow projects to capture the efficiencies gained by integrating the processes of design, manufacturing, and construction—without having to compromise on aesthetic intent. This approach has been shown to result in higher-quality buildings delivered in shorter time frames with more predictable costs whilst also reducing environmental impact.


Upcoming PASSIVE HOUSE Events www.phius.org

Smart Plus Academy Certified Passive House Tradesperson Course (February 7) Passive House Canada Achieving the Passive House Standard for Existing Buildings (February 7) A Pattern Language from Passive House (February 8) Passive House School Certified Passive House Designer and Consultant (February 11) Emu Passive CPHT Live in Arvada, Colorado (February 28)