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Webinars

The PHRC offers free webinars the second Tuesday of the month from 1:00pm-2:00pm (1 hour). Webinars are hosted in every month, except: March (when we host our annual conference) and June, July, and August (when our audience members are typically in their busy season.) Occasionally we will host special webinars on timely topics.

All of our webinars (past and upcoming) are FREE to view. A continuing education credit certificate may be obtained after watching a live webinar, which costs $20. A link with instructions on how to obtain this certificate will be presented during the live webinar.

New to our webinars? Please visit our Webinar FAQ for complete details.


Upcoming Webinars

Energy Efficiency, Energy Codes, and Green Building

1/16/2018
Residential Energy Auditing 101

HVAC

12/12/2017
Radiant Floor Heating Systems

Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements

2/13/2018
Revisiting Visitability: Design & Constructability Issues

4/10/2018
Future Proof Home Design

Past Webinars

Energy Efficiency, Energy Codes, and Green Building

9/12/2017
Residential Domestic Hot Water: Generation & Distribution

5/16/2017
What does Net-Zero Energy Mean in PA?

11/8/2016
HERS Ratings in PA: Why, What, and How?

10/11/2016
Durability of Insulated Rim Joists

4/12/2016
Shedding Light on Glazing Safety and Performance

11/10/2015
Moisture Considerations for Insulated Building Assemblies

10/13/2015
Where to Draw the Line with Thermal Boundaries

9/8/2015
Challenges, Considerations, & Concerns of Indoor Air Quality

5/12/2015
Thermal Bridging in Residential Construction

10/14/2014
Insulating with Exterior Rigid Foam

1/14/2014
NGBS Green Building Standard Update (Home Innovation)

10/10/2013
Energy Efficient Lighting

6/11/2013
Multifamily Design for Energy Star 3.0

3/12/2013
Attic and Roof Ventilation — Facts and Fiction

1/8/2013
Building Science Primer

12/11/2012
An Introduction to Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF)

11/13/2012
Mechanical Ventilation in Tight Homes

4/10/2012
How to Properly Insulate a Slab

3/13/2012
Radiant barriers: Do they make sense in Pennsylvania?

12/11/2011
Building with Exterior Rigid Foam

10/11/2011
Solar energy economics in Pennsylvania


Fire Resistance

9/9/2014
Requirements for Fire Protection of Light Weight Floor Systems

9/11/2012
Fire Protection of Floors — Demonstrating Equivalence Under Act 1

9/13/2011
Spray Foam Requirements for thermal barriers and ignition barriers in the IRC

8/9/2011
Act 1 Requirements for Fire Protection of Lightweight Floor Systems – Things to consider


Foundations

2/14/2017
Frost Protected Shallow Foundations In Pennsylvania

12/10/2013
Soils for Builders


HVAC

11/14/2017
Residential Makeup Air Systems and Requirements

4/9/2013
HVAC Quality Installation — Code Requirements, Best Practices, and Contractor Selection

5/8/2012
Makeup Air for Exhaust Systems in Tight Houses


Land Development

4/11/2017
Stormwater BMP Maintenance Education for Homeowners

1/17/2017
Design & Construction of Downspout Disconnections

2/12/2013
The International Storm water BMP database for PA

1/10/2012
Individual Lot Preparation: Considerations for Residential Construction


Land Development, Pennsylvania Policies and Legislation

4/8/2014
Stormwater 101


Land Development, Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements

3/11/2014
Renovation Requirements in Floodplains


Pennsylvania Policies and Legislation

5/24/2016
2015 UCC Residential Code Update for Pennsylvania

2/9/2016
Affordable Housing Initiatives in Pennsylvania: Land Trusts

2/5/2015
*SPECIAL WEBINAR - Pennsylvania Code Adoption Process

11/11/2014
The Appraisal Process

9/10/2013
Quick Guide to UCC Amendments

8/20/2013
*SPECIAL WEBINAR - Act 54 - Development Permit Ext Act of 2013


Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements

10/10/2017
**POSTPONED** Revisiting Visitability: Design & Constructability Issues

12/13/2016
Residential Concrete 101

9/13/2016
Rainscreen Gaps in Exterior Walls

5/10/2016
Residential Deck Design & Safety

1/12/2016
Defining Failures in Residential Construction

12/10/2015
Technology in the Connected Home

4/14/2015
The Do’s and Don’ts of Design and Construction of Crawl Spaces

2/10/2015
Aging-in-Place - The Final Step

1/13/2015
Aging-in-Place - Business Strategies for Residential Construction

12/9/2014
Fundamentals of Exterior Plaster and Manufactured Stone Veneer

5/13/2014
Aging In Place

11/12/2013
OSHA Residential Construction Fall Protection

5/14/2013
High-Performance Wall Assemblies

11/8/2011
Exterior Plaster Finish Systems: avoiding moisture-related failures

11/4/2011
Key Changes in the 2012 IRC... and an overview of the UCC adoption Process


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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