The mission of the AIA Design for Aging (DFA) Knowledge Community is to foster design innovation and disseminate knowledge necessary to enhance the built environment and quality of life for an aging society. This includes relevant research on characteristics, planning and costs associated with innovative design for aging. In addition, DFA provides outcome data on the value of these design solutions and environments.
Strategies for Safer Senior Living CommunitiesThis resource includes strategies for dining facilities, amenity spaces, and individual units. Download >
The Facility Guidelines Institute (FGI) invites users of the FGI Guidelines to comment on its draft 2018 documents, now posted for public review. Input from the field is critical to revising the Guidelines documents, which provide fundamental standards for design and construction of hospitals, outpatient facilities, and residential health, care, and support facilities. The 2018 Guidelines revision cycle will yield three Guidelines documents—for hospitals, for outpatient facilities, and for residential health, care, and support facilities. Therefore, three drafts have been created as well as an electronic comment system for each book. To learn more about the comment period, to access the draft, and to link to the three comment systems, please visit the FGI website. The following are some of the changes proposed for the documents: Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities
Residential Health, Care, and Support Facilities
Commenters are asked to provide their take on the costs and benefits of any changes to the draft text they submit, using an optional cost/benefit comment box and a required cost/benefit matrix provided in the comment systems. The FGI Cost/Benefit Committee will review all comments and make recommendations to the HGRC.
Please submit your comments by December 12, 2016. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.