International Builders' Show
February 9-11, 2021
Orlando, FL
FEB 9-11, 2021

Attainability: Design Strategies to Keep Costs Down & Meet Consumer Demand

Wednesday, January 22 | 1:45 - 2:45 PM

Location: LVCC - South 227

Registration Type: IBS Full Registration or 1-Day Education Registration

Format: Building Knowledge SessionMore Info

Level of Content: AdvancedMore Info

Who Should Attend: Land Development, Designers, Architects, Engineers and Planners, Single Family - All

Track: Design & Community Planning

What It's About:

With home prices and costs rising, attainability is one of today’s most talked-about issues in our industry. In this session, three forward-thinking architects and a leading housing product research expert will explore the different sides of attainable housing and design strategies for meeting current and future needs. Using projects from around the country, the panel will highlight lessons learned, as well as share approaches and techniques for keeping costs down while designing a home people want (and can afford). You'll explore a range of housing types, including when to do a two- versus three-story townhome, how to make a micro-home work within zoning rules and how changing elevation styles can help improve consumer appeal.

What You'll Learn:

  • Discover great examples of successful attainable projects from around the country and learn the how and why behind them.
  • Gain insight into technology trends, simple design strategies and effective changes you can incorporate into your design process.
  • Identify new trends and elevation styles that will help you keep the costs down while appealing to the HGTV customer.

How to Attend:

Participants must be registered for a full registration package or a 1-day education with expo pass package valid for the day of the session they wish to attend. Seating for Building Knowledge sessions will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Continuing Education:

NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s)

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