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Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II)
Date & Time
Thursday, March 11, 2021, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location/Venue ONLINE Virtual Classroom - HBA of the Grand Traverse Area
Instructors Tag Gilkeson
Member Cost $199.00
Non-member Cost $299.00



Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II)
Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 
To help home owners make their home a safe and comfortable living environment for the long term, many responsive and innovative products are emerging and service providers are focusing their businesses on creating new homes and renovations that provide design flexibility, pleasing aesthetics, high function and usability for all people, without regard to age, income or ability level, and regardless of life’s changes and challenges.
This course enables participants to identify common challenges and understand attractive design concepts that create a safe and comfortable environment for clients who want to age in place (AIP) as well as individuals who have a condition that requires home modifications or equipment.
By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify special considerations for estimating, scheduling and executing livable home and AIP jobs while the client is in residence.
  • Identify legal and contractual considerations for building professionals providing livable home and AIP design solutions for residential clients.
  • Describe the categories of design and how they relate and apply to the three AIP market segments.
  • Describe specific design concepts for the livable home and AIP client. The course presents various methods and techniques for modifying home design, from the perspective of new construction and retrofitting.
This course is required for the NAHB Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation. This course can be an elective for the Master CSP and CGA designations.
This course provides six hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations: CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP and MIRM.


Instructor: Tag Gilkeson, CGB, GMB, CGR, CGP, MCGP, CAPS, CGA, CSP, MCSP, CMP, MIRM 
Tag Gilkeson has been in the Real Estate and construction industry for over 23 years.  He has focused on increasing his skills through education for the last two decades. This has culminated with him having completed three college degrees which include two within this industry. He has one for Construction Management and another one in Drafting and Design.  His learning didn’t just stop there, he attained more certification through the NAHB than anyone in the entire country, 11 in total.
Tag, along with his residential Design Firm, have been recognized both locally and nationally. In 2018 his company, Tag & Associates, LLC, was awarded the “Best Curb Appeal in the 1 Million to 1.5 Million Dollar” category by the Dallas Builders Association ARC Awards. He now designs homes in all price ranges & locations and various square footages with his largest exceeding 15,000 square feet.


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