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08/24/2011

Line Design: Facility Restrooms

 
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Facility restrooms: People want to get in, get out and be on their way as quickly as possible.  Facility managers and building owners may be surprised to learn that a restroom’s design and layout have a lot to do with how long it takes for individuals to use it.  Through consideration of traffic flow and incorporation of key time-saving products, you can create an efficient restroom that keeps guests (and your facility!) moving.  Moen Commercial contributes some ways your facility can benefit from an efficient restroom plan.

Keep Things Moving

Separate entrance and exit doors are ideal for high-use restroom facilities, such as those found in stadiums and convention centers.  This traffic pattern keeps crowds moving efficiently and ensures a single line.  Labyrinth-style entrances (with no doors) also guarantee a swift passage into and out of the facility, while eliminating a point of cross-contamination.

Bathroom stall doors are another great tool to improve traffic flow in public restrooms.  To prevent unnecessary lines, install doors that do not fully close without the lock and allow sufficient clearance beneath doors, so those entering the restroom can quickly determine if stalls are occupied.

Keep design in mind when placing final touches, like towel dispensers, hand dryers and mirrors, where individuals tend to linger.  These elements should be placed near the exit, where users will not interfere with individuals entering the restroom.  Some facilities even place these items outside of the stall area, in either a separate room or on an exterior wall of the restroom, to reduce crowding and decrease overall time spent in the bathroom.

Time to Dry

Once users have progressed to hand washing, be sure to keep them moving with a number of time-saving measures, most importantly, installing fast-acting hands-free faucets and hand dryers.  Modern hands-free faucets feature advanced electronics to immediately sense when the user is in range. Plus, some faucets even have an adjustment that precisely controls temperature, so users don’t have to waste time finding a comfortable flow.

New, advanced hand dryers have the ability to dry hands in just 12 seconds, using 400 miles per hour sheets of air – drying your hands in 1/3 of the time of a standard model.  Plus, hand dryers reduce congestion between paper towel dispensers and wastebaskets, saving users a step in the bathroom.

Turn your high-traffic commercial restroom into a streamlined and efficient experience for your users and reap the rewards!

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Visit our website today to learn about the design flexibility of a Morton building and the endless possibilities of partnering with our designBUILD team.


Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.


When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
CLICK HERE to find out how.

Bluebeam® Revu® simplifies digital facilities document management from design review to leveraging as-builts, maintenance manuals and O&Ms submittals.

 


 
09/16/2014

The USGBC and American Chemistry Council have put aside their differences to work together on new improvements to the LEED certification system. 

09/15/2014

Researchers have developed a new process to help cloud computing systems use less energy while continuing to provide high levels of data services.

09/12/2014

Researchers have found the main factors that influence the amount and type of building damage caused by various types of salts. 

09/11/2014

A new study has demonstrated that proactive ergonomic training can decrease worker discomfort and increase productivity. 

09/10/2014

The University of Utah has upgraded its historic Dumke Health Professions Education building to save an impressive 40% on energy costs.

09/09/2014

Hoping to build on LEED's success, PEER evaulates the performance and modernization of electric grids. 

09/08/2014

The USGBC has developed a new tool to help streamline the LEED certification process. 

09/05/2014

Researchers have developed a fluorescent lamp that emits Wi-Fi signals to allow connectivity throughout buildings.

09/04/2014

Tests show effective measures for reducing earthquake damage to computer servers. 

09/03/2014

Health costs drop by half as a result of environmental regulations.

09/02/2014

A new study challenges the idea that sparse workplaces produce happier, more productive employees.

08/29/2014

New tool from FEMA helps facility managers prepare for and mitigate the effects of nonstructural earthquake damage. 

08/28/2014

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08/27/2014

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08/26/2014

A new study shows that hotels which are LEED certified bring in more revenue than their non-certified competitors. 

08/25/2014

Policies designed to reduce carbon emissions have the added benefit of increasing air quality, which could pay for the reduction policies themselves. 

08/22/2014

Researchers at Michigan State University have developed a luminescent solar concentrator that is as transparent as glass. 

08/21/2014

The Department of Energy has released two reports which indicate wind turbine installations and efficiency is growing while prices drop. 

08/20/2014

The NHL has partnered with the NRDC to release their first sustainability report. 

08/19/2014

A new battery has been developed that is free of toxic materials and longer lasting than its more expensive competitors.

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