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NAHB and AARP Honor Builders for Universal Design

This brief article highlights home builders that have been honored for incorporating universal design into their projects. It discussed how the winners of the NAHB’s and AARP’s Livable Communities Awards judged builders and remodelers on their ability to consider universal design for all ages and abilities as well as address comfort, safety, and aesthetic appeal.

Curry, P.

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