NAHB Course: Universal Design/Build - Two Day CourseName: NAHB Course: Universal Design/Build - Two Day CourseDate: October 26, 2017 - October 27, 2017Event Description:Course DescriptionUniversal Design/Build presents a shift in the approach to residential design and construction. Comfort and convenience regardless of age, stature or ability is the hallmark of inclusive design.Designers, suppliers, builders, remodelers, and health care professionals will benefit from the creative design concepts and practices presented to develop market - driven projects that are highly functional, yet integrated and aesthetically appealing. Certified Aging - in - Place Specialist (CAPS) courses are not a pre - requisite and CAPS graduates will find benefit by expanding into the broader spectrum of universal design that offers a much wider target audience.Audience for this CourseThis course is intended for:Design/build professionals including builders, remodelers, interior designers, architects, kitchen/bath designers, developers, civil engineersHealth care professionals including occupational therapists, physical therapists, social workers, discharge planners, nurses, case managers, rehabilitation engineers, Public and private agency staff including housing finance agencies, community development agencies, CHODOs -community housing development organizationsAllied industry partners including product manufacturers and suppliers, consultants, planners, real estate professionals, appraisers, home inspectors, bankers, electronic systems contractorsAlthough Marketing & Communications Strategies for Aging & Accessibility(CAPS I), Design /Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS II), and Business Management for Building Professionals (CAPS III) are not prerequisites, they are highly recommended.Course Learning ObjectivesAfter this course you will be able to:• Describe the significance of integrating UD concepts in residential construction• Distinguish between accessibility solutions and UD solutions• Describe ways that design can be both functional and attractive• Identify and implement solutions for simple and complex scenarios that address various household compositions, budgets and changing needs of clients• Use effective marketing and communication strategies throughout the process• Locate resources, products, materials and services
This course is required for the following NAHB designations: CGB, GMB, GMR
This course provides 12 hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations:
CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP and MIRM.