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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 2023 PHRC Housing Conference highlights best practices, regulation, and innovation in the housing industry over two days from March 1-2. It will be held at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania.

This conference annually 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, PA L&I, NARI, and PA PDHs for engineers pending individual session approval.

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Residential Building Design and Construction Conference

The 2024 RBDCC is 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 7th biennial RBDCC will be held in person at The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania. More details will be released in 2023.

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PHRC Construction Summit

  • Online | December 8, 2022

PHRC Housing Conference

  • State College | March 1-2, 2023

2024 RBDCC

  • State College | March 27-28, 2024


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