Credits: 1 AIA LU; 1 AIBD P-CE; 0.1 IACET CEU
May qualify for learning hours through most Canadian architectural associations.
This course focuses on commercial washroom and bathroom design, including disability accommodation, bather/user privacy, the problems of mold, mildew and hygiene, and material and product alternatives to help keep bathrooms and showers cleaner.
Travis Aldridge: Travis has been in the solid surface industry since 1996. During that time his career has covered virtually all aspects of the industry from engineering solid surface materials, plant layout, machine design, engineering solid surface product lines, mold designs, sales of solid surface products, project management, to presenting information to the architect and design community. Since 2005, he has focused on designing and promoting commercial solid surface shower products with an emphasis on ADA code compliance. With this experience he brings not only compliance information but years of hands-on project management experience in the construction industry.
Learning Objectives - After this course, you should be able to:
- Discover the three key design trends driving bathroom design and renovation.
- Integrate accommodation and universal design principles to commercial washroom and shower design.
- Explain the key challenges faced in bathroom design regarding accommodation, privacy, the fight against mold, and the cleanliness and hygiene in the space.
- Master the characteristics of solid surface as a material choice for both new construction or renovation of washrooms.