Womens Restroom

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Envelope

Walls

  • Requirements
    • 4 walls
    • 1 exterior...thermal
    • need water proof at least near base
    • sound proofing is good
    • privacy
  • Design / Selection
    • Ideas
      • Reuse: Block, small wood, brick soldiers at base,
    • Design
      • sanitary base - salvaged/remnant tile at the base
        • Seal grout
      • (Optional - carry tile up to sill)
      • wallboard water resistant(research type)
        • use screws
        • paint wallboard (research type of paint)
      • reused wood sill (1" x 4")
      • reuse old drywall + new drywall scraps inside the walls (for sound deading and thermal mass)
      • Paint with semi-gloss paint (can be wiped down)
  • Rationale
    • maximize
      • reuse
      • durability
      • Sanitary

Floors

  • Requirements
    • drain
    • water / slip resistance
    • durability for high traffic
    • sanitary for cleaning
  • Design Selection
    • Tile (salvaged) + dark (black grout)
    • Seal grout
    • include floor drain
    • Remove / relocate post
  • Rationale
    • durability
    • ability to heat via radiant flooring
    • sanitary cleaning

Ceiling

  • Requirements
    • durability
    • sound deadening
  • Design / Selection
    • Ideas:
    • Design
      • Wallboard (research selection)
        • painted (semi-gloss) (research)
      • Sound proof ceiling
        • reuse acoustic tiles on bottom of joist. (does dalgleish have any?)
        • need mounting system...sound bridging
  • Rationale
    • durability

Doors / Windows

  • Requirements
    • Access code requirements: 36" door width
    • Doors
      • 1 Main door include vents in door
      • 2 stall doors + partitions
    • Windows
      • 1 exterior / need blind/screening?
      •  ? interior
  • Design / Selection
    • Doors
      • Ideas: used historic door (dan's friend)
      • 1 Main door w/ vent in door
        • need new door because of width?
      • 2 stall doors: checking with Dalgleish Cadillac...think they have some
      • Door closers (make sure they are not too hard to open)
    • Windows
      • 1 exterior - Kelly windows
        • roll shade that lets light through
      •  ? interior - try the transom window
  • Rationale
    • driven heavily by access code

Fixtures

Toilets

Faucets / Soap dispenser

  • Requirements
    • 2 faucets
    • minimize usage of water: flow rate, auto on/off
    • ease of cleaning
    • durability
  • Design / Selection
  • Rationale
    • Sanitary
    • minimize water
    • negative: require power

Sinks

  • Requirements
    • ease of cleaning
    • durability
    • encourage awareness of water usage (small, clear?)
  • Design / Selection
    • Ideas:
      • Reuse sinks?
    • Design
      • Counter top design...solid core door cut to fit
      • AmerStd Sink
  • Rationale
    • sanitary
    • minimize water
    • easy to clean
    • cost a bit high...but affordable

Hardware

  • Requirements
    • Hardware Elements
      • grab bars
      • soap dispenser
      • mirror
      • towel dispenser / air drying / laundered cloth towels (research?)
      • TP holder
      • hooks
      • Shelving
    • ease of cleaning
    • durability
    • no waste
  • Design / Selection
    • Ideas:
    • Design
      • Reuse pipe
        • grab bars (or Dalgleish grab bars)
        • TP Holder
        • Hooks
      • Soap Dispenser
        • Locate soap dispenser near/on sink
        • Use foam soap
        • Environmentally safe soap
      • Shelving
        • Have shelving under mirror
        • Reuse wood
  • Rationale
    • sanitary
    • reuse / easy to clean
    • support sustainable practices and products

Electrical

Lighting

  • Requirements
    • code: 10fc
    • minimize energy
    • durability / life of bulb (low usage)
    • adequate light
  • Design / Selection
    • Ideas: Woody light pockets
      • Occupancy sensors
      • Light level sensors
    • Design (more research required)
      • Over mirror (1) T5 bulb with indirect down/up (Woody does these)
      • Center of room (1) T5 fixture 80% up
  • Rationale
    • energy efficiency
    • very little usage after occupancy is dealt with

Exhaust Fan

  • Requirements
    • 1 fan - 105cfm while occupied
    • minimize energy
    • durability
  • Design / Selection
    • Ideas
      • Use central fan to pull air out of bathroom (no fan)
      • Occupancy sensors??
    • Design (more research required)
      • Use central fan
  • Rationale
    • minimize energy efficiency
    • proper ventilation

Outlets

  • Requirements
    • code requires one outlet per sink
    • special outlet needs??
  • Design / Selection
  • Rationale
    • minimize energy efficiency