Conference session with speaker Pat Huelman

6th Residential Building Design and Construction Conference (2022)

Whole Conference Proceedings

Conference Proceedings (2022)

Authors: Various Authors

Publication Date: 5/11/2022

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The sixth biennial Residential Building Design & Construction Conference (RBDCC) provided a forum to discuss the latest research findings and innovations related to residential buildings. Due to the international scope of the conference during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 RBDCC was held virtually on May 11-12, 2022. It featured two keynote speakers: Wil V. Srubar III, associate professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and founder and managing director of Aureus Earth Inc.; and Rusty Smith, associate director of Rural Studio at the Auburn University School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture. Srubar presented, “Transforming Buildings into Carbon Sinks,” and Smith presented “Rural Studio: What Does Affordable, High-Performance Housing Truly Afford?” Sessions highlighted a variety of topics including affordability, disaster resilience, retrofits, building in Alaska, occupant behavior, mechanical and lighting systems, building science education, and innovative materials like hemp and mass timber.

The RBDCC provides a forum for builders, design professionals, educators, manufacturers, and researchers to discuss the latest advancements in the field by sharing their research findings and innovations related to residential buildings. This conference will focus on various types of residential buildings, including single- and multi-family dwellings, mid-rise and high-rise residential buildings, factory-built and modular housing, dormitories, and hotels/motels.

Conference Program

Conference Program (2022)

Authors: Ali Memari, Sarah Klinetob Lowe, & Rachel Fawcett

Publication Date: 5/11/2022

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Conference program for the 2022 RBDCC

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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.

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