SAFERhome at BUILDEX Vancouver

W16: Aging in Place – Universal and Inclusive Design Standards and Best Practices

[Legal, Regulatory & Risk Management, Project Planning, Management & Best Practices, Health & Wellness, Facility Management & Building Maintenance, Property Management]

[ AIBC 1.5 Core LUs • BOMI 1.5 CPDs • 1 Hour HSW IDCEC Approved • 1.5 CPD BC Housing Recognized ]

Wed. Feb. 15, 2017 – With the aging of the population and increasing life expectancy, the construction of sustainable homes that changes with occupants’ needs could have benefits for residents and communities.

Learn about universal and inclusive living design standards, which would allow occupants to live comfortably and independently in their homes as they age, and which could be adapted over time without the need for major upgrades or costly renovations.

Presenters will discuss design ideals for the development of accessible and affordable living solutions, in and for our community.  Providing context around the SAFERHome certification program, this presentation will expand on the criteria for developing accessible housing solutions, exploring the difference between Visitable, Adaptable and Accessible Housing solutions.

Come away with information on the latest trends, insights and industry best practices that illustrate both the benefits and cost-effective strategies for adaptable housing and accessible communities design.

  • Mark Senner, President, CareAge Home and Health Inc., Director, SAFERHome Standards Society
  • Elizabeth Tang, Knowledge Transfer Representative, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
  • Gordon Porter, Executive Director, SAFERHome Standards Society

Link to presentation Saferhome Standards at BUILDEX
Link to presentation CMHC at BUILDEX