News and Events
Builders, Architects Tour Philly Prototype Rehab Home
Despite an unrelenting March rain, some 30 builders, architects and housing agency representatives gathered recently in a Philadelphia rowhouse to take in the latest technologies that are beginning to change the face of affordable housing. Entitled "Rethinking Rehab: Building Better, Building Greener," the tour was designed to show visitors an innovative approach to urban rehab during the construction of a 1,200 square foot rowhouse in South Philly. Sponsored by the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) and Philadelphia Habitat for Humanity, the event allowed builders and other visitors to observe advanced framing techniques, insulation practices that far exceed code requirements, and many innovative technologies that enhance housing quality and environmental performance while keeping costs down.
PATH Industry Steering Committee to Meet
The PATH Industry Steering Committee (ISC), comprised of homebuilding industry leaders, will hold its next meeting on May 8, during the NAHB Spring Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C. Committee members lend their time and their organizations' resources to clarifying and defining PATH's vision. They are central to developing practical and strategic ideas for PATH's private-sector work, especially PATH Technology Roadmaps. As the industrial coordinator for PATH, the NAHB Research Center convenes the ISC.
PATH would like to welcome the following new ISC members:
Tom Frost, International Code Council, Country Club Hills, IL
Gary Johnson, Fleetwood Enterprises, Inc., Riverside, CA
Tom Leete, Builders First Source, Conway, SC
Shree Nabar, DAP Inc., Baltimore, MD
Ron Wakefield, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
Mike Weber, Portland Cement Association, Skokie, IL
The May 2003 meeting will address the status of 2002 projects and future program direction. Proceedings from this meeting will be available on PATHnet in June.
Content updated on 7/10/2003