PHRC Webinars

Future Proof Home Design

4/10/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Christopher Hine (PHRC)


Link to Webinar:


Technology is an ever changing component within a home. Taking that into consideration, this webinar will look at some of that technology and how it can be incorporated into the functionality of the home now and in the future. This will range from standard wireless capabilities to complete home automation.


Learning Objectives

  1. Review standard home automation techniques that can improve the safety of the occupant through security.
  2. Review home monitoring systems that will give the ability to follow daily patterns of aging family members.
  3. Understand the different levels of technology that can be incorporated into the home and how it can increase both the health of the occupants but also the health and durability of the structure.
  4. Understand that “Future Proofing” is not only understanding the technology side of home automation, but also occupant education. Not only does maintenance need to be performed on the physical structure, but components within the structure also need to be maintained.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit

Credit Hours

1.0 L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



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

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