AIA Course: How to design commercial restrooms that work right

Earn 1.0 AIA learning unit by taking this free course
August 11, 2010


When you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. But where? “The reality is that public restrooms matter to the public. The way a business or building treats its facilities is a reflection of its operating standards,” according to America’s Best Restroom program, sponsored by Cintas Facility Services, Cincinnati. A recent Cintas survey found that more than 75% of respondents said they simply wouldn’t return to a restaurant if the restrooms were not well kept. This free AIA/CES course from Building Design+Construction offers guidance and how-to advice on designing restrooms that will keep patrons coming back.

What you will learn
After reading this article, you should be able to:
* List the main factors affecting the design and operation of public restrooms.
* Understand how the user population drives restroom design and product decisions, including the selection of restroom finishes and fixtures.
* Describe three public health, safety, and welfare (HSW) considerations affecting restrooms.
* Explain how MEP systems and coordination affect restroom design and construction.

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