DS101 - A Builder's Guide to CAD4 hours
This course will lay-out ways to use CAD in your building business. Computer experience is a pre-requisite for taking this course.
DS102 - Blue Print Reading4 hours
Accurate estimating and ultimately a profitable job starts with properly reading drawings. Using a full set of house plans we will understand how to read and calculate quantities from the simple to the complex. More accuracy equals more money. Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS
DS103 - What’s New with Kitchen and Bath Trends 2 hours
We will summarize information provided by national organizations and speakers relating to the hottest trends for kitchen and bath designs that we are seeing today. Then we will discuss these trends from both a national and regional standpoint.
DS201 - Space Planning: Dynamic Floor Plan and Design tips to Increase Profits2 hours
Space planning is a fundamental element of every home. In this course you will learn the ins and outs of incorporating dynamic space plan details into your homes through focal points, accent walls, circulation and organizing spaces to work effectively together while using space efficiently. Space planning impacts lighting, circulation, comfort, functionality and implementing these elements into your project will boost desirability and profits. Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS
DS202 - Design Principles for Home Builders and How to Incorporate Them into any Home2 hours
When you know the basic interior design principles you can transform any home to impress. You know what it feels like when you walk into a well-designed room. You can sense how everything feels cohesive and intentionally designed. It feels just right. In this course you’ll learn how you can achieve that effect in your own homes with the knowledge of basic design principles, or through the right designer partnership. Pair that knowledge with practice and experimentation and you’ll be well on your way to building homes that impress. Designations: AB, AA, AR, ARS
DS203 - Design Principles, Elements and Space Planning Basics for Builders4 hours
The purpose of the course is to expound on the basic principals and elements of design for a
better understanding, by builders, of the impact these principals and elements play on floor
plans, focal points, function and aesthetics of interior design. This course will expound on the
importance of good functionality, the consideration of aging in place, and the impact that will
have on comfort, maneuverability, and resale desirability in home design and construction