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3 Ways to Learn More About Aging in Place and Universal Design at IBS

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, IBS, Remodeling by on January 15, 2020 0 Comments
3 Ways to Learn More About Aging in Place and Universal Design at IBS

As baby boomers — the most lucrative generation — continue to reach retirement age, interest in universal design and aging-in-place continues to grow. The 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS) offers ample opportunities to not only learn more about each concept, but also the distinction between the two. Attendees at this year’s show can select from a variety of sessions to get a better understanding of what these design concepts entail.

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8 Simple Ways to Incorporate Universal Design

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, Education, Multifamily by on October 11, 2019 1 Comment
8 Simple Ways to Incorporate Universal Design

Universal design is often mistaken for catering to an aging demographic, in part because of its focus on accessibility. Features such as grab bars and wider doorways may be common, but the principle of universal design is applicable to buyers of any demographic.

Learn more at NAHB’s “Rethinking Universal Design” webinar on Nov. 13.

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Smart Home Design Ideas for Aging-in-Place Clients

Filed in Education, Remodeling by on March 14, 2018 3 Comments
Smart Home Design Ideas for Aging-in-Place Clients

Attendees will learn about several design ideas for clients who would like to remain in their homes as long as possible. From integrated medication dispensers to appliance lifts in the kitchen, the webinar will cover a variety of ways to integrate smart-home technology.

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Equip Homes for the Future with These IBS Pre-show Classes

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design, Education, IBS by on November 1, 2017 1 Comment
Equip Homes for the Future with These IBS Pre-show Classes

Take NAHB’s Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) pre-show courses Jan. 6-8 at the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Orlando and receive free entry into the IBS expo.

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Architects Reveal Latest Home Design Trends

Filed in Design by on April 13, 2015 2 Comments
Architects Reveal Latest Home Design Trends

The American Institute of Architects reports that its members have plenty of new design work coming into their firms, and the average backlog for projects has surpassed five months. The group recently released the results of its quarterly survey of residential architects, and its indexes for both billings and new-project inquiries are in positive territory.

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NAHB Remodelers Bestows Homes for Life Awards for Excellence in Aging-in-Place Remodeling

Filed in Design, Remodeling by on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
NAHB Remodelers Bestows Homes for Life Awards for Excellence in Aging-in-Place Remodeling

NAHB Remodelers recently announced the winners of its annual Homes for Life awards, recognizing excellent remodeling work for aging-in-place and universal design.

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Universal Design is for All, Not Just Seniors

Filed in 55+ Housing, Design by on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Universal Design is for All, Not Just Seniors

Universal design (UD) has been around for more than 30 years, but often has negative connotation associated with growing old and having a disability,” writes Debra Young, a one-time occupational therapist who now designs and consults with builders on making homes more accessable. “The knee-jerk reaction,” she says, is,’That’s not for me,’ or ‘My buyers don’t need it,’ or ‘They won’t buy that yet.'” They’re wrong.

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Universal Design Takes the Stage at IBS

Filed in Design, IBS by on February 4, 2014 1 Comment
Universal Design Takes the Stage at IBS

A session on Tuesday at the NAHB International Builders’ Show featured 19 essential points that builders need to consider as they begin to incorporate universal design principals in their projects. Speakers Susanne Tauke, owner and president of New American Homes, a custom builder and developer in the Chicago area, and Beth Tauke, associate dean in […]

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Homes for Life Awards Honor Excellence in Aging-in-Place Remodeling

Filed in Awards, Remodeling by on October 28, 2013 0 Comments

Congratulations to Larry Taff and Monarcha Marcet, both of whom are Certified Aging in Place Specialists, on winning Homes for Life Awards, which recognize excellent remodeling work for aging-in-place and universal design. The awards were presented on Oct. 17 at the NAHB Remodelers’ annual gala during the 2013 Remodeling Show in Chicago. Marcet, of Adventure […]

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