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Thursday Schedule

The second day of the conference, Thursday, March 14, will focus on topics related to design & construction, codes, and land development. Learn about innovative technologies and get an update on the latest technical and regulatory issues facing the housing industry. This conference brings together all sectors of the housing industry including builders, design professionals, remodelers, code officials, educators, factory-built housing manufacturers, and product manufacturers. Continuing education available.


Day 2 conference sessions will feature three concurrent tracks: Design & Construction, Codes, and Land Development. Below is a tentative agenda.

PHRC Housing Conference Day 2 Agenda

  • 7:15am
    • Breakfast
  • 7:30am
    • Registration Opens
  • 8:30-8:45am
    • Welcome by Brian Wolfgang, PHRC
  • 9:00-10:30am
    1. Ductwork in Attics, One of the Last Holdouts of Inefficient Home Design by Andrew Poerschke, IBACOS
    2. Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Residential Communities: Best Practices & Potential Benefits by Lauren McPhillips, Penn State
    3. 2015 IRC Update: Part 1 (Ch. 1-3) by Bob Buddenbohn / Dave Buskirk, PHRC
  • 10:30-10:45am
    • Break with Exhibitors and snacks
  • 10:45am-12:15pm
    1. The Evolution of Buildings, Codes & Building Science by Ted Winslow, CertainTeed
    2. Zoning for Infill and Redevelopment by John Trant, Strategic Solutions
    3. 2015 IRC Update: Part 2 (Ch. 4-10) by Bob Buddenbohn / Dave Buskirk, PHRC
  • 12:15-1:15pm
    • Lunch at Deans Hall
  • 1:15-2:45pm
    1. Polyiso CI for Code-Compliant Walls in Type V and Residential Construction by Tom Robertson, Atlas Roofing
    2. Creating Housing for All by Debra Bassert, NAHB, and Bill Warwick, BartonPartners
    3. 2015 IRC Update: Part 3 (Ch. 11-16) by Bob Buddenbohn / Dave Buskirk, PHRC
  • 2:45-3:00pm
    • Break with Exhibitors and snacks
  • 3:00-4:00pm
    1. 5 ACH50: Easy to Reach When You Follow the Path by Bill Morgan, Energy Service Group
    2. Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management by Katie Blansett, Envinity, Inc.
    3. 2015 IRC Update: Part 4 (Ch. 24-42) by Bob Buddenbohn / Dave Buskirk, PHRC


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