Michigan GTA – Universal Design Essentials

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Universal Design Essentials
Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.  

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 Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) 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 prior knowledge of the subject matter, having taken the CAPS courses will help participants understand the differences between “universal” and “accessible.”

As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the significance of integrating Universal Design (UD) concepts in residential construction.
  • Describe the broad beneficiary groups of homes with 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.

This course provides 6 hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP, and MIRM.