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Speaking Engagements

The PHRC offers a speaker service which provides short technical presentations to companies, organizations, or associations related to the residential construction industry. Most of our presentations offered under this service are for local, regional, or state groups or associations. These 30-to-60-minute programs are ideal for lunch-and-learns, dinner meetings, or other gatherings of your members.

These speaking engagements are also available for virtual delivery. Our team can create a private online meeting space where your team, audience, or members can log in to participate in a session delivered by a member of the PHRC staff.

Available Topics

  • PA UCC code updates
  • Building enclosure control layers
  • Air sealing
  • Blower door testing
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Moisture management
  • Basement insulation
  • Crawlspaces
  • Slab insulation
  • Energy code compliance
  • Exterior wall insulation
  • Adhered masonry veneer
  • Residential decks
  • Wall bracing
  • Visitability


One free speaking engagement will be provided to all Pennsylvania-based companies, organizations, and associations each year, independent of PHRC membership, which does not include overnight travel. Additional speaking engagements may be subject to a negotiated fee in order to cover travel and development costs.

How to Schedule

To schedule a speaking engagement, complete this PHRC Speaking Request form. The PHRC provides this service on a first come, first served basis. 

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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