NAHB Offers New Course on Universal Design/Build

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The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is premiering a new course on Universal Design/Build at the Remodeling Show in Chicago. With its focus on integrating universal design principles into all types of residential construction projects, the two-day training brings cutting-edge design solutions to building and design professionals.

"This new course on Universal Design/Build will help builders and remodelers incorporate innovative design in homes," said Bob Peterson, CGR, CAPS, CGP, chairman of the NAHB Remodelers and owner of a remodeling firm in Fort Collins, Colo. "Universal Design/Build contributes more depth on design as a follow-up to the popular Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist courses created to help with developing home modifications for seniors and individuals with disabilities."

The two-day course focuses on integrated home design and product specifications to accommodate differences in physical ability, health issues and aging. It expands on the aging-in-place concept by shifting the focus from specific modifications to meet the needs of one person to integrating universal design throughout a residential project.

Graduates of Universal Design/Build will better understand the significance of universal design concepts in residential construction, identify differences between accessibility adaptations and universal design, learn methods of creating functional and attractive design, develop universal design solutions for simple and complex situations that address changing needs of clients and locate appropriate resources, products, materials and services for these projects.

Gerontologist Nora DeVoe, PhD, from Buffalo, N.Y., participated in a pilot of the course: "I got a lot of great information to expand my knowledge...and had great insights from the presenters who were very well versed in their field. I also enjoyed meeting and networking with the variety of students taking the course with me. I look forward to putting this information into practice within my business."

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