If you are licensed in the State of California, this is a great opportunity! Earn 5 AIA LU/HSW Credits for this seminar on Accessibility Requirements for Large Assembly Facilities in California (click link to view more info and registration).
This one webinar could fulfill your annual requirements for license renewal!
According to the United Nations Population Fund, one in eight people in the world is age 60 or older—and the number is steadily growing. The significance of this overall aging of the population is reflected in bathroom remodeling trends reported by the AIA’s Home Trends Survey for the fourth quarter of 2016. Based on responses from more than 500 residential architecture firms, the survey indicates that accessibility is the primary concern when it comes to remodeling bathrooms. Thinking about their future needs, homeowners are choosing to spend money on making their bathrooms more accessible and easier to use.
Design for aging-in-place considers the importance of maintaining personal independence within
the built environment, while addressing changing functional needs. Simple bathroom features like door-less or no threshold showers have become a design trend—not just an accommodation for the elderly and those with mobility difficulties to enter or exit the shower compartment without assistance.
In addition to making houses more usable for an older population, designing so that homeowners can stay in their homes as they age contributes to the longevity of a house. Given the increasing concern about sustainability and the Green movement in architecture, design professionals are now recognizing the value of incorporating accessibility features into design projects.
I cordially invite you to join me at some great conferences coming in the next few months…. I will be presenting on the following days and topics.
UD Summit #5, St. Louis, MO
May 7, 2013
More Than Accessible: A Case Study with Resources & Ideas.
ACHUO-I 2013 Annual Conference and Exposition, Minneapolis, MN
June 16, 2013
Housing for Everyone: Promoting Universal Design in Residential Environments
AIA National Conference, Denver, CO?
June 19, 2013
Half-Day Preconvention Workshop: Prevent the Most Common Accessibility Errors in Multifamily Housing under FHA, ICC, and CBC
June 20, 2013
Compliance Under the 2010 ADA for K-12 Schools and Housing for Places of Education