Summary: 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.
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; and explain how MEP systems and coordination affect restroom design and construction.
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