Design Products

This page displays online learning products, in different formats, that are related to the topic of Design.

  • House Plan Designs that Can Save You Thousands

    Includes Credits

    Through the power of these smart new house plans you can cut costs, add curb appeal, deliver a lot more functionality while providing your clients clean, efficient features. This webinar is part of the 2020 Best of IBS Series.

  • How Gen Z and Millennials Are Changing Homebuilding Forever

    Includes Credits

    Come to understand the wants and needs, desires and expectations of the Gen Z and Millennial generations based on the latest scientific and consumer research and learn how to appeal and sell to these new consumers. This webinar is part of the 2020 Best of IBS Series.

  • Top Trends Shaping the Future of 55+ Communities

    Includes Credits

    This image-packed webinar will show trends in 55+ floor plans, amenities and apartments from around the country to increase sales and touch on land planning solutions to keep product affordable. This webinar is free to the 55+ council group.

  • It’s 2020 -- and THIS is What Buyers Want

    Includes Credits

    In this webinar, explore the features builders are most (and least) likely to include in the typical home they build in 2020 and the specific home buyer preferences and perceptions about affordability and availability in the housing market. This webinar is part of the 2020 Best of IBS Series.

  • Design Trends for 2020 & the COVID-19 Impact

    Includes Credits

    NAHB’s Design Committee shares current design trends and how design will change as a result of COVID-19. Experts will touch on overall design, how we live, architectural features, colors, materials and design details.

  • Site and Lot Design and Development

    Includes Credits

    The goal of the green developer is to minimize the impact on the environment. The ICC/ASHRAE 700-2015 National Green Building Standard™ (NGBS) includes practices that focus efforts and awards points on proper planning followed by implementation. This one-hour online module covers strategies and tactics for both site and lot development with emphasis on four key areas: site and lot selection; project team, mission statement and goals; site and lot design and site and lot development and construction. This module is part of the High Performance Building for Building Professionals course. The level of content in this on-demand module is for the novice learner. Please note: If you experience any issues with Adobe Flash when accessing the on-demand course or module, please try the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.

  • Visitability Design Starts at the Curb

    Many people are familiar with the terms “aging in place” or “universal design,” but “visitability” may be a newer concept. Essentially, visitability says that anyone — occupants as well as people coming to a home for any purpose — should be able to gain access to the home and move within it easily. While classic visitability focuses on the inside of the home, this webinar begins at the street. If someone cannot get to the front door easily, then getting inside doesn’t matter as much. Specifically, presenter Steve Hoffacker will discuss sidewalks, driveways, porches, entry doors, lighting and other safety issues. Photo Credit: 2016 Best Universal Design Home for 55+ New Construction, Gold, New Idea Home. Photographer: Philip Wegener

  • Beyond the Bath

    This webinar replay focuses on current bathroom trends and how you can take tile product beyond the bathroom floor plan and into the rest of the home. The speaker, Marc Thee, discusses new neutrals, graphic patterns and how the “five elements in nature” inspire him to create designs for every home.

  • Significant 2018 Code Changes for Multifamily Buildings

    Multifamily buildings in the U.S. are generally constructed in compliance with state and local building codes based on the International Building Code (IBC), developed by the International Code Council (ICC), and related codes such as the International Existing Building Code(IEBC), International Fire Code (IFC) and International Mechanical Code (IMC). This webinar replay highlights significant changes affecting multifamily construction in the 2018 editions of the IBC and other I-Codes, as well as significant changes to related design standards. This webinar replay is the second of a series available free of charge thanks to the generous support of the International Code Council (ICC).

  • Significant Changes to the 2018 International Residential Code

    Most one- and two-family dwellings are required by law to be constructed in compliance with state and local building codes and the standards referenced in those codes. Most jurisdictions that enforce a residential building code have adopted the International Residential Code® (IRC) developed by the International Code Council (ICC). This webinar replay highlights significant changes to the 2018 edition of the IRC, including the energy provisions of Chapter 11. This webinar replay is the first of a series available free of charge thanks to the generous support of the International Code Council (ICC).