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Thursday Schedule

The second day of the conference, Thursday, March 3, will focus on topics related to land development & planning and weatherization & building science. Continuing education available.

Afternoon Plenary

Be sure to stick around for this unique plenary, A Discussion on Workforce Challenges and Initiatives in the Construction & Weatherization Industries! It will feature speakers on all sides of this issue from direct hiring and retention to education and training. Receive insight into options to pursue and engage with as well as general best practices to improve ongoing workforce challenges.


Day 2 conference sessions on Thursday will feature two concurrent tracks: Weatherization & Building Science and Land Development & Planning. 

  • 7:15am ET
    • Breakfast
  • 7:30am ET
    • Registration Opens
  • 8:30-8:45am ET
    • Opening Remarks by Brian Wolfgang, PHRC
  • 8:45-10:15am ET
    1. High Intensity Soil Mapping for Land Development Planning by Laurel Mueller, Soil Services Company, Inc.
    2. What’s the Real Focus: Energy Efficient Savings vs. Healthier Home? Can They Both Be the Focus & Converted into Marketing Strategies? by Joe Medosch, measureQuick
  • 10:15-10:45am ET
    • Break with Exhibitors & snacks
  • 10:45am-12:15pm ET
    1. Zoning Hot Topics: Keeping You Up to Speed on Trending Land Uses by John Trant, Strategic Solutions, LLC
    2. Industry Standards & Application Demonstrations for Flashing and Installation of Windows & Doors by Jim Katsaros, DuPont, & Bill Dudek, Bennett Supply
  • 12:15-1:15pm ET
    • Lunch 
  • 1:15-2:45pm ET
    1. Pennsylvania Post-Construction Stormwater Management Manual Update by Mark Bowen, NTM Engineering, Inc.
    2. Residential Moisture Management: Durability by Brian Wolfgang, PHRC, & Bill Dare, Spotlight Home Inspection, LLC
  • 2:45-3:00pm ET
    • Break with Exhibitors & snacks
  • 3:00-4:30pm ET
    • Afternoon Plenary - A Discussion on Workforce Challenges and Initiatives in the Construction & Weatherization Industries by Alison Diehl, Clean Energy Center, & Carrie Boyer, Woodland Contractors, Inc.


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