Instructor: Charles Barr

Board: Virginia Board for Architects

Credit Hours: 2.00
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Approval Number: J607GEN14

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Course Description

In this course, you will learn about homes that are different than the kind constructed over the last one hundred years. You'll learn how and why this change came about, who it affects and why it is quickly gaining in acceptance and popularity. You’ll see why inclusive design makes sense on every level and you will be able to explain the idea of Ageless by Design. You will explore how a new way of designing can provide a living space that a 5-year-old and a 105-year-old can function together, independently, using the same modified everyday items of which you are accustomed.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss important details about the current aging population
  • Explain builder responsibilities and considerations in the Universal Design Process
  • Identify key aspects of Universal Design
  • Recognize building concepts that add value to a home
  • Describe components of a smart home system
  • Suggest security systems considerations
  • Summarize the principles and concepts of Universal Design
  • Examine the role of a remodeler in the use of Universal Design

Instructor Bio

Chuck BarrCharles (Chuck) Barr

Chuck has more licenses than anyone we at Pace has ever come across, including multiple Contractor and Electrical Contractor licenses, Building Official, Building Inspector and Plans Examiner licenses. Chuck has held Building Official positions (CBO) in Orange City and Fernandina Beach, Florida and is also an approved Florida Building Commission Advanced course accredditor. Aside from all his construction related licenses, Chuck is a licensed fixed wing commercial flight instructor, a rotary wing flight instructor and holds a Ship Captains license, not sure if he has a fishing license.

Chuck is essentially retired at the present and probably spends most of his time completing continuing education for his multitude of licenses inside and outside the construction industry when he's not instructing our online courses.

Florida Licenses and Certifications
CGC1508079 - Unlimited General Contractor, CFC1426436 - Unlimited Plumbing Contractor, EC13002676 - Unlimited Electrical Contractor, CAC1814258 - Unlimited Air Conditioning Contractor, BU908 - Florida Building Code Administrator (CBO), PX1172 - Plans Examiner (Standard)(Commercial/Residential) Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Air Conditioning, BN2685 - Building Inspector (Standard)(Commercial/Residential)Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Air Conditioning

Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI Verification ID: 67945) through the International Distance Education Certification Center (

IAEI (International Association of Electrical Inspectors)
BOAF (Building Officials Association of Florida)
Approved Advanced Course Accredditor, Florida Building Commission

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