NAHB Course: Universal Design Essentials - Now a ONE DAY Course
DescriptionCourse DescriptionUniversal Design/Build is NOW UNIVERSAL DESIGN ESSENTIALS
AND moving from two days to ONE DAY!The class 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 organizations.
Allied industry partners including product manufacturers and suppliers, consultants, planners, real estate professionals, appraisers, home inspectors, bankers, electronic systems contractors.
Although Marketing & Communicating with the Aging in Place Client (CAPS I), Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II), and Details and Solutions for Livable Homes & Aging in Place (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.