This virtual event will contribute to the continuing development of the architectural professional by providing further mobility and transportability within the field of applying and understanding basic needs design. Price shown is VAT exclusive - VAT will be added on Invoice.
SKU: 2024>020


Building Regulations in South Africa do not require houses to be designed so that they comply with specific requirements for the elderly or differently-abled. ​Our society is getting on in years. Increasing life expectancies accompanied by a drop in births are leading to a drastic shift in our age structure – a process that calls for new strategies and responses in a great variety of areas. Housing construction, too, must react with new and intelligent solutions.

The concept of Integrated Living is one of the possible responses to this challenge. Integrated housing facilities such as multiple-generation homes are supposed to offer older people a social environment that encourages their integration into society, much more than specialized senior facilities ever could. At the same time, they allow seniors to remain in their own homes longer, where they can continue to lead highly self-determined lives.

​Changes in our society require new residential concepts. As traditional family bonds dissolve before our eyes, the classic nuclear family as a communal household is being replaced ever more frequently by singles, childless pairs, and single-parent families. At the same time, it is important to integrate immigrants and the disabled.


​The event is available as a pre-recording with a duration of ± 4 hours.You may stop and continue later. On the last day of every month a list of those who have succesfully completed the event will be extracted from the system and CPD certificates genereate - these certificates will be available on the e-Portal with the first two weeks of the next month.

 ​It is validated for 0.4 CPD Category 1 points for SACAP registered professionals.


Frans Dekker is the Managing Director of SAIAT and since 2008 has been involved in presenting CPD workshops for SAIAT.


SAIAT members R 360.00
Other professionals / Guests R 400.00
Students R50.00
(All inclusive of VAT)

Please note that SAIAT offers a 4-month payment plan. Please complete the Instalment Agreement and DebiCheck mandate here.