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4th Residential Building Design & Construction Conference

The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center (PHRC) is hosting the 4th Residential Building Design & Construction Conference (RBDCC) on February 28 - March 1, 2018 at the Penn Stater Conference Center in State College, PA.

This paper submission-based conference 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. 

With over 100 abstracts received, the 4th RBDCC will be the largest RBDCC to date!

Registration

Registration is now OPEN! Please register here

Highlights

  • 109 abstracts received
  • 44 papers received
  • 13 countries represented
  • 5 tracks per day
  • 2 keynotes

Sample Tracks

  • Design and Construction of High Performance Homes
  • Designing for Resiliency & Natural Disasters
  • Cross Laminated Timber for Residential Uses
  • Educating the Next Generation on Building Science 

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Dr-Ing. Bohumil Kasal, "German Residential Construction: What Can We Learn from It?"

Professor Ryan E. Smith, "Global Innovations in Residential Building: Prefabrication, Modularization & Automation"

Call for Abstracts

The call for abstracts is now closed.

Experts from academia, A/E design firms, builders, developers, manufacturers, and government and code officials are cordially invited to submit 200-300 word abstracts by April 5, 2017 on all aspects of residential buildings.

Please email Conference Secretariat Sarah Klinetob Lowe with the abstract and for additional information - slowe@engr.psu.edu

 

 
 

About

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

E-mail: phrc@psu.edu