What It's About:
Housing needs continue to change as consumers of all ages desire walkable, amenity-rich housing choices. These shifting demands, along with escalating land values and increasing building costs, are creating a “missing middle” in housing stock which builders and developers must progressively address. In this session, you’ll explore the market demand, socio-economic trends and design innovations driving this housing type. Learn which building types constitute the “missing middle” with examples of recently constructed duplexes, mansion apartments, bungalow courts, carriage houses and more. You’ll walk away with a firm understanding of how to develop these in-demand, medium density communities using a small footprint, well-designed dwellings and simple construction.
What You'll Learn:
Identify building types within the “missing middle” used to create complete communities, and explore product differentiation to fully enhance market absorption.
Discover how to construct simple buildings—an alternative to achieve densities without the added financing challenges of more complex construction.
Learn how to create smaller dwellings that are well-designed, comfortable and highly usable with high market demand.
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.
NAHB - 1.00 CE hour(s), NKBA - 0.1 CEU(s), AIA - 1.0 LU|HSW Hour(s)
AIA CES Credit Eligible:
NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion are available upon request.