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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.


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Research Question

  • 1.  Research Question

    Posted 09-07-2012 02:19 AM
    Will anyone in this community be interested in participating in or simply sharing opinions on a research project that attempts to integrate the visualization and code-compliance checking enabled by building information modeling (BIM) in aging-in-place design?

    We're at an initial stage of a 360 degree assessment of this idea, and we need input from the professional community. Please post here if you're interested!

    Thank you!

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    Wei Wu
    Assistant Professor
    Georgia Southern University
    Statesboro GA
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  • 2.  RE:Research Question

    Posted 09-10-2012 03:15 PM
    Please could you send more details on your project?  My e-mail is jlevine@levinedesignstudio.com
    Thanks
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    Jeffrey Levine AIA
    Principal
    Levine Design Studio
    Washington DC
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  • 3.  BIM Research project

    Posted 09-10-2012 03:46 PM
    I am not sure I understand the objective or specific input for this research project.  But I am passionate about the universal design appraoch to buildings and the tsunami of aging citizens of our country and the planet.  Having served on an Aging Readiness Task Force in our county for a year, I am deeply committed to the dialogue and social impacts of our practices on this growing segment of the local community.  Fill me in on the details and terminology I am missing from a couple decades away from the halls of higher education.

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    James Wilson AIA
    Sole Proprietor
    Ridgefield WA
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  • 4.  RE:Research Question

    Posted 09-27-2012 05:23 PM
    Hi everyone,
    The research survey is finally approved by IRB and now I'm inviting to participate with the following link:

    BIM for Aging-in-Place

    Or cut and paste:
    https://georgiasouthern.us2.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5BzHH63MKo7kwlv

    If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me!

    Thank you!

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    Wei Wu
    Assistant Professor
    Georgia Southern University
    Statesboro GA
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