This course parallels the NAHB Certified Aging in Place Specialist(CAPS) courses = Marketing and Communicating with the Aging in Place Client (CAPSI), Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place(CAPS II), and Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS III) – by shifting focus from custom accessibility-related modifications to successful integration of Universal Design as part of far more single family residential construction projects (new construction as well as remodeling, affordable to luxury).
The concepts discussed in this course will enable industry professionals to produce marketable projects that support the changing needs of clients over their lifetime. The audience for this course includes CAP Specialist graduates, home building industry professionals, health care professionals and the home buying consumer. While it is a novice level course and welcomes participants with little or no knowledge of the subject mater, having taken the CAPS courses will help participants understand the differences between “universal” and “accessibility”.
As graduates of this course, you will be able to:
- Describe the significance of integrating Universal Design concepts in residential construction.
- Describe the broad beneficiary groups of homes and universal features.
- Distinguish between accessibility solutions/products and UD solutions.
- Describe ways that functional design can also be attractive.
- Identify and implement solutions for simple and complex scenarios that address various household compositions, budget levels and changing needs of clients.
- Use effective marketing and communication strategies throughout the process.
- Locate resources, materials and services.
Who should take this course: Design/build professional including builders, remodelers, interior designers, architects, kitchen/bath designers, developers, civil engineers, heath care professionals-physical/occupational therapists, product suppliers, consultants, real estate professionals, appraisers, home inspectors, lenders, electronic systems contractors.
This course provides 6 hours of continuing education credits. AIA/CES LU: NAHB is a registered provider with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) CE system. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by NAHB.