Researchers, designers, educators and all interested parties with residential content are encouraged to submit a 200-300 word abstract by May 31. online. Extensions to this deadline can be requested by email from Sarah Klinetob Lowe, PHRC High Performance Housing Specialist and RBDCC Secretariat.

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, prefab and modular housing, dormitories and hotels / motels.

Keynote speaker Rusty Smith, Associate Director of the Rural Studio at Auburn University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture, for the 6th Biennial Residential Building Design and Construction Conference

IMAGE: courtesy of Rusty Smith

The conference will feature two keynote speakers: Wil V. Srubar III, associate professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder and founder and CEO of Aureus Earth Inc .; and Rusty Smith, associate director of the rural studio at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture at Auburn University. Srubar will present “Turning Buildings into Carbon Sinks”, and Smith will present “Rural Studio: What does affordable, high-performance housing really offer?”

Conference presentations and posters are based on submitted abstracts and edited papers. The revised articles are part of the proceedings published after the conference and are available online. Registration for the conference will open at the end of 2021.

Last updated on May 18, 2021