OUR HOUSING MARKET IS CHANGING

LET'S POSITION YOUR COMPANY TO BENEFIT.

According to ProBuilder.com, today's home buyers are exchanging lavish extras for stylish practicality that supports a lifetime of changing needs and preferences. They may not know to ask for Universal Design features by name.
That's why they need you.

Regardless of style, size or budget, Universal Design makes homes and communities more livable and marketable. Award-winning master builder Bill Owens helps designers, builders and remodelers integrate the hottest residential trends driving the building and remodeling industries. Learn how to integrate inclusive design features consumers of all ages want, such as:

  • Stylish practicality
  • Thoughful design/layout that supports multigenerational, modern lifestyles
  • Multifunctional design for flexible use of live/work space, kitchens and baths
  • Options to accommodate aging parents, shifting family dynamics
  • Transitional design for style
  • Smart, accessible shelving, storage and much more.

 

In the future every home will be designed &  built for everyone at every age.  That future starts here. Now.

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UNIVERSAL DESIGN/BUILD

NAHB COURSE OVERVIEW
Universal 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, social and health service providers will benefit from the creative design concepts and practices presented to develop market-driven projects that have broad aesthetic appeal as well as the necessary functional attributes. Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) courses are not a pre-requisite and CAPS will find benefit by expanding into the broader spectrum of universal design that offers a much wider target audience. 
Read the full course description

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

1. Describe the significance of integrating UD concepts in residential construction.
2. Distinguish between accessibility solutions and UD solutions.
3. 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.
4. Use effective marketing and communication strategies throughout the process Locate resources, products, materials and services. 

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?

-Builders, remodelers, interior designers, architects, kitchen/bath designers, developers, civil engineers

-Health 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

-Product manufacturers and suppliers, consultants, planners, real estate professionals, appraisers, home inspectors, bankers, electronic systems contractors

NAHB DESIGNATIONS

Universal Design/Build is required for the following NAHB designations: CGB, GMB, GMR. It also 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                                                                                                                  

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gET A DISCOUNT

Participants in the Universal Design/Build course get $25 off Universal Design Today conference registration. This conference offers many professional benefits.

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YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Bill Owens, CGR, CAPS, CGP
Past chair of NAHB Remodelers, the Home Builders Institute, the Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) Board of Governors, & NAHB’s Universal Design/Build course. 

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So many people are looking for building professionals with the knowledge and ability to wisely guide them toward the right planning decisions. Be the hero. It's good for business.

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Looking for colleagues, suppliers and customers? Interested in much more than building? Love making places, programs and products more attractive and functional for more people?
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Charleston
West Virginia, USA
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May 2017
May 15-17, 2017
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