Involving Caregivers in the Design Process

When homeowners need modifications of their living space following an accident or diagnosis of a degenerative disease process, one of the smartest things they can do is involve an occupational therapist (OT) into the remodeling design process.

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Aging in Place vs. the Housing Stock

Most people over age 50 desire to remain in their homes as they age, but the homes they live in may preclude that from happening. Learn more about accessibility needs.

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Pretty is as Pretty Does - and Universal Design Does it Really Well

Universally designed products do their good works quietly: You won’t even notice how well they function—what you will notice is simple, beautiful and smart design.

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Co-construct Client Testimonial - JP Barlow

In this client testimonial J.P. Barlow discusses how using Co-Construct’s project management software helps him keep all the different aspects of home building on schedule and budget.

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FBR Gets Honest Feedback from DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen Franchisees

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen is a remodeling franchise that helps their owners earn strong financial numbers while having a focus on improving their quality of life.
In this EVP franchisees reported their satisfaction in DreamMaker’s leadership, business practices and continued overall support.

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Invest in Your Success with DreamMaker® Bath & Kitchen Interior Remodeling Franchise

DreamMaker has continued its legacy by providing extraordinarily detailed systems and tools to help entrepreneurs start and grow a remodeling business, and take existing remodeling companies to the next level.
Read the top reasons why those owners have found new levels of success.

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Subfloor: The Hidden Asset, or Lurking Liability

In this presentation, we will evaluate structural wood subfloors, the single structural support layer between joists and the finished floor that receives the most wear and tear of all building elements. We will also take a closer look at the influence of subfloor performance on durability, liability and finished floor quality. Finally, we will discuss performance issues related to panel installation.

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Fenestration in Contemporary Residential Applications

This course will present information about fenestration in contemporary residential architecture, characterized by large openings, spectacular views, and envelope treatment that blurs the border between the interior and exterior. Characteristics of both aluminum clad wood and pultruded fiberglass fenestration products will be addressed. The course will include design considerations, performance issues, and structural requirements when assembling large expanses of glass.

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Intelligent Design for Code Compliant Bathing Facilities

From assisted living and healthcare facilities to hospitality, universities, and multi-family construction, large commercial projects have unique demands and many must be fitted with barrier free, ADA, UFAS and ANSI compliant bathing products. This course will provide an overview of intelligent design solutions with regard to relative code.

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High Performance Coating Systems for Metal Roofing (Print Course)

Metal roofs may not seem like the obvious choice when you are looking for a high performance roof. However, they offer many benefits that other “green” roofs can’t compete with. Not only are they aesthetically appealing, they are also energy efficient, made from recyclable material, and will likely be the last roof you will ever need to install. They are durable and can withstand the toughest of the elements, while also being resistant to cracking, shrinking, and many other problems traditional roofing materials struggle with. This article will look closer at the many benefits of selecting a metal roof with a solar reflective coating system for your next project.

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