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National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Course

 Export to Your Calendar 11/2/2016 to 11/3/2016
When: November 2-3, 2016
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Where: CTC-Pacific
94-487 Akoki Street
Waipahu, Hawaii  96797
United States
Contact: Barbara Nishikawa
808 629-7505

Online registration is available until: 11/2/2016
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Course Description


Universal Design/Build presents a shift in the approach to residential design and construction. Comfort and convenience regardless of age, stature or ability is the hallmark of inclusive design. Designers suppliers, builders, remodelers, social and health service providers will benefit from the creative design concepts and practices presented to develop market-driven projects that have broad aesthetic appeal as well as the necessary functional attributes. Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) courses are not a pre-requisite and CAPS will find benefit by expanding into the broader spectrum of universal design that offers a much wider target audience. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the significance of integrating UD concepts in residential construction
  • Distinguish between accessibility solutions and UD solutions
  • Describe ways that design can be both functional and attractive
  • Identify and implement solutions for simple and complex scenarios that address various household compositions, budgets and changing needs of clients
  • Use effective marketing and communication strategies throughout the process
  • Locate resources, products, materials and services

Continuing Education Credit Info


The Universal Design/Build course counts as 12 CE hours for the following designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR, and Master CGP. It also counts as 6 CE hours for the CMP, CSP, Master CSP, and MIRM designations.
This course is qualified for:
12 HSW/LU Hours by AIA
1.2 AOTA CEUs 


Partial funding available through the Employment & Training Fund (ETF) 

Course Fees

Includes continental breakfast and lunch

BIA Members: $375

Non-Members: $450 

Cost using ETF funding: $225

If you are applying for ETF funding, DO NOT register online (click here for application)



About the Presenter

Curt Kiriu has been in the construction industry for 27+ years and has been a licensed general contractor for the past 7 years. 
He proudly earned his NAHB Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist designation in 2008, from the BIA of Washington in Vancouver, Washington. As a licensed CAPS General Contractor, he has been designing and building various barrier free accessible residential projects (bathrooms, bedrooms, kitchens etc…) since 2009. He is very passionate about CAPS and speaks to everyone he meets about CAPS, and what the designation represents; because the majority of the population has no idea what CAPS is so unless we inform them they will probably never know. His daily goal is to share the continuous amount of information there is in the Aging-In-Place and Universal Design industry. His long term goal is for CAPS to be common knowledge, not only to those in the construction industry but to other professional, state and city government; but most importantly the general public.



Registration Cancellation Policy
Registration payments are 100% refundable up to 2 weeks prior to the class date. Any cancellations less than 2 weeks are 50% refundable.


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Mailing: P.O.Box 970967
Waipahu, HI 96797
Address: 94-487 Akoki Street
Waipahu, HI 96797

Tel: 808-847-4666

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