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PHRC Conferences

Check out the major events and conferences that the PHRC hosts for the benefit of the residential construction industry from pracitioners to educators. There is sure to be an event and a session relevant for everyone in the housing industry!

PHRC Housing Conference

The 29th Annual PHRC Housing Conference highlights best practices, regulation, and innovation in the housing industry over two days from March 3-4, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and current guidelines, this will be an online event that you can access from anywhere.

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 for AIA, ICC, L&I, NARI, and PA PDHs pending individual session approval.

Save the date for the 30th Annual PHRC Housing Conference on March 2-3, 2022!

Residential Building Design and Construction Conference

The 2020 RBDCC was a paper submission-based, research conference that provides a forum for researchers, architects, engineers, other design professionals, product manufacturers, builders, developers, and code officials to discuss challenges to sustainable, energy efficient, healthy, environmentally friendly, natural hazard resistant, and affordable residential construction, and share recent research findings, state-of-the-art technologies, and innovative projects and approaches in the field. The 2020 RBDCC was held over three days from March 4-6, 2020.

The 6th RBDCC will take place March 2-3, 2022! Check back for the Announcement and Call for Submissions.


Speaker RFQ for PHRC Events

The PHRC has an open Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for event speakers, which includes conferences, webinars, and more. The PHRC is seeking knowledgeable and dynamic speakers to present on Pennsylvania-applicable topics that align with the PHRC's mission & vision. Learn more and submit speaker names at

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PHRC Construction Summit

  • Online | December 10, 2020

PHRC Housing Conference

  • Online | March 3-4, 2021

2022 RBDCC (6th)

  • March 2-3, 2022


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