AIA Course: How to design commercial restrooms that work right

Earn 1.0 AIA learning unit by taking this free course

January 12, 2009 |




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.

Take this free AIA course at: (short registration required)

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