As baby boomers — the most lucrative generation — continue to reach retirement age, interest in universal design
continues to grow. The 2020 International Builders’ Show (IBS)
offers ample opportunities to not only learn more about each concept, but also the distinction between the two. Attendees at this year's show can select from a variety of sessions to get a better understanding of what these design concepts entail.
Those looking to get an in-depth overview of what universal design and aging-in-place entail, and what to expect in the coming years in each of these concepts, can look to pre-show and IBS Education courses for more information:
CAPS I-III courses will also be available on Saturday
for those interested in pursuing a Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation
Remodeling activity across the board is growing, including the universal design and aging-in-place segments, and information at Remodeling Central can help you leverage that growth. Sessions of interest may include:
55+ Housing Central
The 55+ Housing Central focuses on one of the fastest-growing market segments — boomer buyers
— and the current trends and marketing approaches that resonate best with this audience. Sessions on universal design and aging in place include:
AARP will also be conducting a "Lifelong + Housing" series across the Design
and 55+ centrals
, with targeted sessions for each on Wednesday and Thursday, and a final multi-central roundtable discussion
on Thursday at 1:15 p.m. in the 55+ Central.