22 40 00 Plumbing Fixtures

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Specifying Multi-function Solid-surface Sinks

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Of the vast amount of plumbing fixtures and accessories it takes to design a commercial restroom, one may not think sinks would require much attention. But, if sinks are not planned as thoroughly as the other plumbing criteria, designers may find the chosen assembly does not properly meet needs, or code, causing costly replacement or changes.

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StudRite Product Line Expands

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The Marino\WARE® StudRite® Wall System has one of the best strength-to-mass ratios of any cold-formed steel C-stud in the industry. The recent addition of 18, 30, and 33-mil thicknesses adds to the StudRite family of products and reinforces its best-in-class status.

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Dog Washing in Multi-family Housing

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While tubs for dog washing are a common feature of veterinary clinics, kennels, and professional pet-grooming services, these products are increasingly being installed in locations where dog-owners can wash their own pets. Many multi-family housing developments, apartment buildings, and residential condominiums now offer dog-washing rooms in addition to exercise yards in an attempt to attract more animal-owning tenants.

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Designing to Prevent Infection

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U.S. healthcare organizations increasingly face the most daunting medical challenge since the pre-antibiotic age thanks to an aging population and ever-increasing multi-drug resistant and environmentally adaptive pathogens. Architects and designers have an important role in providing successful patient care. They may design an environment that inadvertently accumulates, propagates, and circulates pathogens or one which is the best ally in continually mitigating the bioburden that spreads disease. What should be done?

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