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Building for Boomers (McGraw-Hill Construction Series): Guide to Design and Construction

ISBN: 9780071599818
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2010-03-10
Number of pages: 304
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Design and Build Housing for the Boomer Generation

This unique resource provides the latest housing data, options, and trends to help you plan, design, and construct homes and communities to meet the requirements and expectations of aging baby boomers. There are 77 million boomers in the United States alone who continue to set the new, higher standard for product change and innovation as they have been doing for decades. Building for Boomers offers targeted information for architects, builders, engineers, developers, remodelers, and suppliers interested in capitalizing on this exploding market.

LEARN HOW TO:

Plan neighborhoods based on local and regional factors, including zoning and other regulations Understand different types of neighborhoods, such as age-targeted, mixed generations, transit-oriented design (TOD), traditional neighborhood developments (TNDs), cohousing, and others Integrate aging in place, universal, and green building design concepts Incorporate technology infrastructure into your designs, including communication, entertainment, lighting, environment, protection, and healthcare Design single family homes, townhouses, condos, and apartments Explore various design options for living spaces, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and storage Stay informed of growing trends such as green construction and smart homes Determine and develop your niche

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