Atlanta Building News
February 8, 2011

Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS II)

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Design/Build Solutions for Aging & Accessibility (CAPS II)
Feb. 10, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Formerly Home Modifications. The rapid growth of the older adult population of the United States is a huge opportunity. As this consumer group expands, more and more are interested in remodeling their home to fit their new lifestyle and abilities. This Certified Aging-in-Place (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.  Participants will learn to:
•    Describe the home ownership market as it relates to the three segments of the Aging-in-Place market.
•    Consider contractual and legal concerns for building professionals providing design solutions to the Aging-in-Place client.
•    Perform a needs assessment to identify and prioritize the needs, wants, and wishes of the Aging-in- Place client Recommend specific design solutions for the Aging-in-Place client Estimate and schedule the Aging-in-Place project while regarding special considerations.
•    Identify considerations for executing the job while the client is in residence.

Christine Fortenberry will facilitate this session.  She is a graduate of Georgia Tech, and has been building, developing and remodeling for over 38 years.  She is a guest lecturer for the Georgia Tech School of Architecture and other organizations on the subjects of Universal Design and Aging-in-Place and is an instructor for NAHB.  She has experienced moving from building to remodeling and will raise your awareness of the tasks and challenges that lie ahead to tilt the odds of success in your favor.

Who should attend?  Anyone who is interested in the SENIORS HOUSING MARKET such as builders, remodelers, realtors, marketing professionals, superintendents, trade contractors, etc. 

Cost: $200 Greater Atlanta HBA member, $250 other HBA member, $300 non-member.
Designation Ed: CAPS, MCSP          
Cont. Ed: 6 CPHB, 6 GA Bldr License, 6 GREC, CGA, CGB, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB,  MIRM

Click here to register to attend. Call 678-775-1469 or e-mail with any questions.

Sponsorship opportunities are available!  Contact Amanda Mathis at

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