PHRC Webinars

Revisiting Visitability: Design & Constructability Issues

2/20/2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Christopher Hine (PHRC)


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Another component to the Universal Design Trilogy is Visitability. Visitability is a design practice that allows the dwelling to be accessed and or visited by someone who is physically disabled. In this webinar, we will take a look at different solutions from the design of the interior space and room requirements to the construction of zero-step entry details at different entry points.


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the physical needs that occupants may encounter throughout their time living in a home.
  2. Review how specific construction practices can contribute to the sustainability to the structure.
  3. Understand how relay unconventional details to building code inspectors and review building codes related to specific details.
  4. Review the safety component of the Visitability design and how it can impact the occupant in a positive way during their entire stay in the home.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit

Credit Hours

1.0 L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



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