Teaching licensed builders to create sustainable housing based on the SAFERhome Standards Society's 15-Point Universal Design Criteria.
The SAFERhome Certification - BC Builders Course is a key component in empowering professional builders with the knowledge and skill they need to build Universal Design homes that meet the real and coming needs of any community. By incorporating our simple, trademarked, 15 SAFERhome Universal Design Standards into any new construction, invisibly creates a home that can easily adapt to the changing needs of our aging population, while also increasing the physical safety of everyone in the home from toddlers to seniors, and allows people of all walks of life to live more comfortably and easily in their own homes regardless of age, size ability or mobility. All 15 SAFERhome Standards are within existing National and Provincial Building Codes and are included in the BC Housing Design Guidelines and Construction Standards.
This course is a comprehensive, self-paced, half-day course delivered fully online, consisting of (5) Five Modules plus a final exam for Certification. You will begin by learning about our changing demographics, our greying population, and how it is impacting our housing requirements. Next you will be introduced to the important concept of Universal Design in housing, how the SAFERhome Standards ARE Universal Design, and how these Standards create multi-generational homes that look better, and work better for everyone living in, or visiting the home. And lastly, you will learn exactly how to incorporate all 15 SAFERhome Universal Design Standards easily and inexpensively into any new residential construction design or renovation project, future proofing homes, and making you a more sustainable and profitable builder.
SAFERhome encourages and promotes a safer home environment, and a better standard of living for all people, by making homes that look better, work better, and are worth more.