PATH - A Public Private Partnership for Advancing Housing Technology
Industry Committee (IC)
The IC was created by industry to provide a stakeholder perspective to PATH activities. It includes industry pioneers and experts who have made their mark in the home building industry. These key representatives have lent their time and their organizations' resources to clarify and define the home building industry's participation in PATH's vision. They have commented on PATH outreach efforts to industry groups and have helped to develop practical and strategic ideas for PATH's private-sector work, especially PATH Technology Roadmaps. The IC also fosters networks between industrial associations and firms that bring resources to PATH and encourage the awareness of housing innovation. As the industry coordinator for PATH, the NAHB Research Center convenes the IC.
Washington DC, January 2007
At this PATH IC meeting PATH Technology Roadmaps were assessed and the IC discussed possible future topics for roadmap. The status of the PATH Concept Home, a project embodying many of the technologies in the PATH Whole House and Building Process Redesign Roadmap was discussed next. The home is being built in Omaha, NE. The barriers to diffusing technologies in home building were discussed next, and progress on the "Commercialization Tools" project was presented. The meeting was concluded with the PATH IC members providing their recommendations for actions and projects looking forward.
Washington DC, August 2006
Mike Chapman, a builder from Santa Fe, NM announced that he was stepping down from the Chairmanship of the IC. Bill Asdal, a remodeler/builder from Chester, NJ was nominated and elected to the post. The major portion of the meeting was devoted to presentations by HUD program managers of the progress and status of the PATH Technology Roadmaps, with IC members providing feedback.
Washington DC, March 2006
PATH program management provided a debriefing on the Concept Home event - an event to improve awareness in Congress of the PATH Program. A representive of the National Academies of Science presented results of a workshop of stakeholders who provided their assessment and comments to the PATH Operating Plan. The remainder of the meeting was focused upon reviewing and commenting to PATH marketing and outreach efforts.
Washington, DC, March 2005
The IC welcomed new members, including John Piazza, a builder from Washington State. The committee discussed internal organizational issues. Mike Chapman was re-elected as Chairman and Bill Asdal was elected as Vice-Chair.
Annapolis, Maryland, October 28, 2004
The IC welcomed new members and discussed current PATH activities with HUD staff. The committee then met without HUD staff and addressed the key question: Are the goals of PATH appropriate? The committee also considered its ongoing role in relation to PATH, whether a formal plan or charter should be developed to guide committee activities, the ideal size/composition of the group and additional industry concerns.
Boston, Massachusetts, September 18, 2003
The committee brainstormed on the strategic direction of the PATH program, considering ways to improve current activities and recommending new ideas to explore. IC members encouraged even wider participation of manufacturers, community officials, building professionals and others in PATH activities and broadening PATH outreach venues beyond the traditional events. They discussed methods to standardize basic information in templates and to customize messages for relevance to various audiences.
Washington, D.C., May 8, 2003
PATH representatives updated IC members on recent performance evaluations, marketing strategies, and policy and funding issues. The IC members discussed a host of pertinent issues including funding, land development, building codes, and new roadmaps.
Current members of the IC include:
Bill Asdal (Chairman)
Mark T. Mikkelson
John Piazza, Sr.
Previous members of the IC include:
F. Gary Garczynski
Dr. David Guest
Content updated on 4/13/2007
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