Spotlight on Pre-Show Education: Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS II)


The maturing of the U.S. Baby Boomer population is a huge
opportunity for builders and remodelers. As this consumer group expands, more
and more are interested in remodeling their home to fit their new lifestyle and

This Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) course
will help you understand the guidelines and requirements of accessibility, the
importance of doing an assessment with input from occupational and physical
therapists as well as qualified health care professionals, and the significance
of good design in making modifications that can transform a house into a safe,
attractive and comfortable home for life. 

After completing this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Describe the home ownership market as it relates
    to the three segments of this market.
  • Consider contractual and legal concerns for
    building professionals providing design solutions to aging-in-place clients.
  • Describe methods for performing a needs
    assessment to identify and prioritize the needs, wants and wishes of your clients
    and recommend specific design solutions.
  • Estimate and schedule projects with regard to the
    special considerations aging-in-place projects have.
  • Identify considerations for executing the job
    while the client is also living inside the home. 

This is an all-day course and counts for 6 CE hours for
all NAHB designations except HCCP. Additionally, the American Institute of
Architects (AIA), The American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) and the
American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. (AOTA) have approved this
course for 6 CE, 6 CE and 0.6 CE, respectively. 

This training is being offered on January 9—as part of
the pre-show
course offerings
I—Marketing & Communication Strategies for Aging & Accessibility
being offered on January 8. 

A total of 27 pre-show courses are available January 6 –
9, 2017 at IBS in Orlando. Nowhere else during the year will you find all of
these courses available in one place, at one time. Register for these courses,
along with others, at

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