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PHRC Training Programs

The PHRC has developed and maintains a wide array of training for all sectors of the construction industry with a focus on residential construction. We offer monthly webinars on a variety of exigent topics, full- and half-day in-person workshops, and an hour-long "lunch and learn" speaker service. These programs are responsive to current technical issues facing the industry, as guided by our Industry Advisory Council.

We customize our programs to  meet the needs industry partners, so please contact us if you would like us to offer a training program on a topic not listed. Each program is developed with a particular audience in mind, which often includes builders, remodelers, trade contractors, design professionals, teachers, and building code officials. 

Workshops

The PHRC has developed and maintains a wide array of training for all sectors of the construction industry with a focus on residential construction.  These programs are intended to address technical issues facing the industry.  Additionally, the PHRC will customize programs to better meet the needs of an industry partner.  Each program is developed with a particular audience, which may include builders, remodelers, trade contractors, design professionals, teachers, and building code officials. 

The PHRC seeks to partner with relevant outside organizations whenever possible. These industry partners may include trade associations such as the Pennsylvania Builders Association or their 42 local associations, professional associations, building code associations, as well as the Pennsylvania Construction Code Academy (PCCA).

Webinars

In today’s economic climate, there is a need for technical programs without the added cost of hotel stays and transportation. The PHRC will continue its successful monthly webinar series.  Webinars are delivered live, and are also archived for on-demand viewing. One certification maintenance credit is offered for each webinar for PA code officials.  As appropriate, AIA Learning Units (LUs) for architects and professional development hour (PDHs) for engineers are offered.

Speaking Engagements

The PHRC offers a speaker service which provides short technical presentations to organizations or associations related to the residential construction industry. Over the past 10 years the PHRC has made hundreds of these presentations to over 20,000 individuals. Most of our presentations offered under this service are for local, regional or state groups or associations. These 30-60 minute programs are ideal for dinner meetings or other gatherings of your members.

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About

The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304

E-mail: phrc@psu.edu