PHRC Webinars

Aging-in-Place - Business Strategies for Residential Construction

1/13/2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Bryan Heitzmann


Link to Webinar:


“Aging in place” refers to the ability to safely live in one’s home, while using products, services, and conveniences which allow you to remain in your residence as your life circumstances change. With people living longer lives, embracing more active lifestyles, and taking on new challenges later in life, the importance the “age in place” has become a more important goal for many consumers. This new demand has opened doors for new business opportunities for builders, remodelers, design professionals, and manufacturers. This webinar will enable participants to identify, recommend, and implement design solutions that create a more comfortable lifestyle for clients looking to “age in place.” Various business methods and construction considerations will be presented, and, concerns and recommendations for properly executing the job will be addressed.

Learning Objectives

Following the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

• Describe methods of performing a needs assessment to identify and balance the safety and essentials required by the client

• Determine design solutions for various rooms of a home that will meet and satisfy the needs of the Aging in Place client

• Determine the primary decision maker when conducting business on an “aging in place” project

• Recognize specific design solution for the client and understand considerations for executing the job while the client is in the hom


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credits

Credit Hours

1 hour L&I; 1 AIA LU | HSW; 1 PDH

Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



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