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Thursday Schedule

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

Afternoon Plenary

Be sure to stick around for this unique panel discussion grounded in firsthand experience! Utilizing the perspective of homebuilding professionals, specifically executive level leadership from different homebuilders, the plenary will explore the impacts of COIVD-19 broadly on supply and demand for housing, how builders have coped with the pandemic, what long-term effects of the pandemic they anticipate, and what the future holds for homebuilding in a post-pandemic environment.


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. The Heat, Air, and Moisture House (H.A.M. House) by Anthony Cox, Community Housing Partners
    2. High Intensity Soil Mapping for Land Development Planning by Laurel Mueller, Soil Services Company, Inc.
  • 10:15-10:45am ET
    • Break with Exhibitors & snacks
  • 10:45am-12:15pm ET
    1. Industry Standards & Application Demonstrations for Flashing and Installation of Windows & Doors by Jim Katsaros, DuPont
    2. Zoning Hot Topics: Keeping You Up to Speed on Trending Land Uses by John Trant, Strategic Solutions, LLC.
  • 12:15-1:15pm ET
    • Lunch 
  • 1:15-2:45pm ET
    1. What’s the Real Focus: Energy Efficient Savings vs. Healthier Home? Can They Both Be the Focus & Converted into Marketing Strategies? by Joe Medosch, Hayward Score
    2. Pennsylvania Post-Construction Stormwater Management Manual Update by Mark Bowen, NTM Engineering, Inc.
  • 2:45-3:00pm ET
    • Break with Exhibitors & snacks
  • 3:00-4:30pm ET
    • Afternoon Plenary - An Exploration of COVID-19 Impacts: Panel Discussion with Homebuilding Professionals by Ben Bigelow, University of Oklahoma; Eric Holt, University of Denver; Nate Hutchings, Focal Point Homes; Tom Hyde, Miller & Smith; Carrie Boyer, WoodlandCONTRACTORS, Inc.; & Trip Norton, Garmon Builders


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