PRESSALIT Care, a supplier of track-mounted fixtures for bathrooms and kitchens, has received approval from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to provide CES Continuing Education Support credits to health-care architects. The topic of the approved course is Relocatable Bathroom Fixtures = Universal Design. One credit hour is offered per attendee.
According to AIA literature, continuing education is crucial to advancing and improving the architectural profession. Architects need continuing education to maintain competency, to prepare for the future, to fulfill the continuing education requirements for AIA membership, and frequently to renew state licensure.
The PRESSALIT Care course is designed to provide architects a fundamental understanding of a newly emerging class of bathroom mounting systems that enable sinks and other fixtures to be quickly and easily “relocated” while remaining on the wall. In turn, this enables architects to more easily meet universal design objectives, which are intended to ensure that facilities can satisfy the requirements of a wide range of disabled individuals.
Architects attending the course will achieve a basic understanding of the technical functioning and the design benefits of relocatable fixtures and accessories.
Among the topics covered are:
- How emerging new fixture mounting technology can result in overall project savings within a smaller footprint than conventional technologies.
- Safety and performance improvements and the resulting impact on physically challenged individuals and their caregivers.
- Turning radii and room dimensions required to accommodate individuals in wheelchairs, mobile lifts or related equipment.
- Back-wall structural requirements to meet the needs of conventional, as well as bariatric patients.