Milgard Sponsoring Universal Design Seminar

June 21, 2011
Meetings & Events

"Universal Design and Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population" is the title of an educational seminar being sponsored on Thursday by Milgard Windows & Doors. To be held in conjunction with PCBC at the AIA San Francisco office, the presentation is designed to explore the desires of baby boomers to remain independent and age in place, regardless of their physical abilities.

"This in-person CEU is a great opportunity for architects to get together with their peers and learn about the 'Seven Principles of Universal Design' and how they can implement them into practice," says Jim Sheehan, Milgard product manager. "This venue also gives architects a forum to discuss with one another the challenges and strategies they are using to address universal design."

The window and door manufacturer has recognized the significance of universal design, developing such products as its SmartTouch window and door locks, it points out. The Tuscany SmartTouch lock received the Arthritis Foundation Ease-of-Use Commendation and the Southern California BIA 2011 50+ Council Smart Choice Award for its easy-to-use, one touch operation.

The seminar is scheduled for 9 a.m. on June 23 and will also be offered online.  More information is available on the Milgard website.