The products selected for Building Design+Construction’s annual 75 Top Products report are determined by you, our readers. These products appeared in the pages of the magazine over the past 12 months that readers wanted to learn more about. The products were selected based on the number of reader service inquiries. BD+C editors selected a few of our favorites as well (marked “Editors' Picks”).
Bobrick Washroom Equipment offers four new accessible toilet compartment combination units developed to achieve unambiguous compliance with multiple critical building codes. Bobrick’s B-3091, B-3092, B-30919, and B-30929 units combine toilet tissue dispensers, toilet seat cover dispensers, and waste disposals in a single stainless steel unit. The units are oriented horizontally to enable maximum compliance with the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act and 2009 and 2017 ICC A117.1 standards and the California Building Code.
Bradley Corp.’s next-generation WashBar clean/rinse/dry handwashing station features a thin, L-shaped design that gives the feel that the all-in-one fixture is floating above the sink. With only one connection point to the sink, the design provides more open space for easier cleaning. The durable chrome-plated cast alloy fixture features LED lighting to visually orient the user through the hand washing process with easy-to-identify icons on top of the bar. The bowl is designed to avoid splashing.
Sigma10 Series flush plates from Geberit feature sensor technology that allows users to wave their hand to provide touch-free toilet flushing. Offering dual-flushing capabilities, the sensor technology provides optimum water savings, says the maker. Sigma10 is compatible with standard 1.6/0.8 gpf in-wall toilet systems and the low-consumption 1.28/0.8 systems. Users may simply walk away for a full flush. The touch-free Sigma10 is available with either battery or AC power and comes in seven finishes.
The Graze smart faucet from Kohler features voice-activated technology that dispenses measured amounts of water at the user’s spoken command, from “turn the water on” to “dispense one gallon.” It can fill containers to a preset level or dispense a specific quantity. The touchless faucet includes a motion sensor that turns water on and off with the wave of a hand.
Sloan provided its touch-free restroom products to support the conversion of Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center (pictured) and Yale University’s Payne Whitney Gym into temporary field hospitals, or COVID-19 Care Centers. With 500 beds in makeshift rooms, plumbing requirements at McCormick Place called for more than 200 Sloan sensor faucets in handwashingstations. At Yale, the project team installed Sloan sensor-operated faucets and flushometers to provide a touch-free experience.