Aging in Place Expo 2005 Adapting to Universal Design Construction Presenter: Randy McKittrick, McKittrick Homes
Definition: Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent...
Universal Design General Guidelines for Residential Construction Universal Design Community Awareness Committee <ul><li>Zo...
Universal Design General Guidelines for Residential Construction Universal Design Community Awareness Committee <ul><li>Wh...
Universal Design General Guidelines for Residential Construction Universal Design Community Awareness Committee <ul><li>En...
Universal Design General Guidelines for Residential Construction Universal Design Community Awareness Committee <ul><li>Ki...
Universal Design General Guidelines for Residential Construction Universal Design Community Awareness Committee <ul><li>Ba...
<ul><li>Additional Notes and Statistics : </li></ul><ul><li>According to the U.S. Census Bureau, within the next 15 years ...
Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
Home Site Topography and Density of Community Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
No Step Entry and Covered Porch Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
36” Wide Doors and  Lever Handle Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
48” Wide Hallways and Tile Floors Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
Maneuverability around Kitchen Island Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
Roll Under Kitchen Sink and Elevated Dish Washer Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
32” Tall Work Surface and Knee Space Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
Controls on Front of Range and  Switch for Hood in Base Cabinet Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHo...
Pull Out Shelves in Base Cabinet Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
Lever Handle Kitchen Faucet Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
Elevated Front Load Washer and Dryer Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
Wheel in Shower with no Threshold, Blocking for Grab bars and Offset Control Handle Adapting to Universal Design Construct...
Lever Handles on all  Bath Faucets Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
Pull Down Closet Rod and  Adjustable Closet Rods Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
Elevator  for access to basement and second floor Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
*  Pick of the Parade  * Maintenance Provided Grand Award Winner   Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittric...
One of the first places to incorporate Universal Design Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
Originally for children and now for adults Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
Who needs Universal Design? Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
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  1. 1. Aging in Place Expo 2005 Adapting to Universal Design Construction Presenter: Randy McKittrick, McKittrick Homes
  2. 2. Definition: Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design. – Ron Mace   The intent of universal design is to simplify life for everyone by making products, communications, and the built environment more usable by as many people as possible at little or no extra cost. Universal design benefits people of all ages and abilities. Quote and definition taken from the site http://www.design.ncsu.edu, The Center for Universal Design. Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  3. 3. Universal Design General Guidelines for Residential Construction Universal Design Community Awareness Committee <ul><li>Zone Locations </li></ul><ul><li>Whole House Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Entry and Transition Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Kitchen Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Bathroom Zone </li></ul>For the comfort, safety and convenience of your family. Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  4. 4. Universal Design General Guidelines for Residential Construction Universal Design Community Awareness Committee <ul><li>Whole House Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Switches and thermostats less than 48” above floor </li></ul><ul><li>Outlets between 15” and 24” above floor </li></ul><ul><li>Walk-in closets with adjustable height rods </li></ul><ul><li>Window height at 36”above floor, or less for sill height. 5.7 sq ft. minimum egress in bedrooms </li></ul>Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  5. 5. Universal Design General Guidelines for Residential Construction Universal Design Community Awareness Committee <ul><li>Entry and Transition Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Covered entry </li></ul><ul><li>Threshold less than ½”. No step and a maximum 1:20 slope on walks </li></ul><ul><li>Door width to be 36” minimum with lever type handles </li></ul><ul><li>Door approach to have 12” push clear and 18” push clear on lever side of door </li></ul><ul><li>Hallways to be 48” wide and 36” access to both sides of bed </li></ul><ul><li>Wheelchair turning space to be 60” clear </li></ul><ul><li>Slip resistant flooring in kitchen and bath </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel and forward approach maneuvering space in front of appliances and plumbing fixtures </li></ul>Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  6. 6. Universal Design General Guidelines for Residential Construction Universal Design Community Awareness Committee <ul><li>Kitchen Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Stove to have front mounted controls </li></ul><ul><li>Vent hood to be switched at wall </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple level countertops and work spaces (or adjustable) </li></ul><ul><li>Removable cabinet fronts at sink with insulated pipes </li></ul><ul><li>Dishwasher raised 6” to reduce bending </li></ul><ul><li>Single lever faucet controls on plumbing fixtures </li></ul><ul><li>Pull out shelves in base cabinets with additional full length pantry shelves </li></ul><ul><li>Front loading washer and dryer raised for access </li></ul>Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  7. 7. Universal Design General Guidelines for Residential Construction Universal Design Community Awareness Committee <ul><li>Bathroom Zone </li></ul><ul><li>Wall mounted lavatory with insulated pipes </li></ul><ul><li>Internal or portable tub seat </li></ul><ul><li>Blocking for handrails at tub and toilet </li></ul><ul><li>Lower mirror to backsplash </li></ul><ul><li>Hand held shower head and offset control area to outside </li></ul><ul><li>Toilet seat at 19” above floor </li></ul>Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  8. 8. <ul><li>Additional Notes and Statistics : </li></ul><ul><li>According to the U.S. Census Bureau, within the next 15 years people between the ages 50 to 69 will increase 87%. </li></ul><ul><li>According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, by 2030 there will be about 70 million older persons (over 65). That is more than twice their number in 2000. The life expectancy of anyone at age 65 is an additional 17.9 years. </li></ul><ul><li>AARP studies have shown that medical cost of seniors living in a Universal Design home can be as much as half the cost of living in a traditional designed home. </li></ul>Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  9. 9. Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  10. 10. Home Site Topography and Density of Community Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  11. 11. No Step Entry and Covered Porch Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  12. 12. 36” Wide Doors and Lever Handle Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  13. 13. 48” Wide Hallways and Tile Floors Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  14. 14. Maneuverability around Kitchen Island Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  15. 15. Roll Under Kitchen Sink and Elevated Dish Washer Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  16. 16. 32” Tall Work Surface and Knee Space Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  17. 17. Controls on Front of Range and Switch for Hood in Base Cabinet Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  18. 18. Pull Out Shelves in Base Cabinet Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  19. 19. Lever Handle Kitchen Faucet Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  20. 20. Elevated Front Load Washer and Dryer Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  21. 21. Wheel in Shower with no Threshold, Blocking for Grab bars and Offset Control Handle Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  22. 22. Lever Handles on all Bath Faucets Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  23. 23. Pull Down Closet Rod and Adjustable Closet Rods Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  24. 24. Elevator for access to basement and second floor Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  25. 25. * Pick of the Parade * Maintenance Provided Grand Award Winner Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  26. 26. One of the first places to incorporate Universal Design Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  27. 27. Originally for children and now for adults Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com
  28. 28. Who needs Universal Design? Adapting to Universal Design Construction www.McKittrickHomes.com

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