by Brianna Crandall — June 5, 2019 — Bobrick Washroom Equipment will showcase a range of new and innovative restroom accessories and equipment engineered for heavy traffic, standard use and prestige buildings at AIA’s A’19 Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas this week.
Bobrick will highlight its Designer Series Soap Dispensers, available in several designer finishes, an improved version of its SureFlo Automatic Soap Dispenser that offers greater durability and reliability with easier installation, as well as its LED Backlit Mirrors and ADA Recessed Hand Dryer, two accessories engineered for upscale facilities.
Attendees will have the opportunity to use Bobrick’s new Klutch Mobile Device Holder, an innovative new product that keeps mobile devices safe and secure within toilet cubicles and throughout the restroom. Research has shown that 75% of Americans admit to using their mobile devices while in the restroom.
Nilofar Yagana, business unit director, Accessories, noted that the new products include sustainable and cost-saving products for heavy-traffic buildings, high-design solutions for prestige facilities, and novel solutions such as the Klutch for a range of buildings.
Bobrick will also offer a preview of its new Evolve Cubicles, a new European-style toilet-partition system engineered for heavy-traffic environments. Evolve is a highly durable cubicle system with built-in privacy features, including no-sightline doors and panels, occupancy indicators and an integrated framing system. On launch, it will be available to specify in five colors.
Roumany Samhakson, business unit director, Partition, pointed out that the Evolve Cubicles solution is less expensive and more durable than a high-end cubicle but offers more sophisticated design and greater privacy than a traditional gap-free toilet partition. Samhakson added, “Evolve’s durability and price point should make it viable for a wide range of heavy traffic environments, from shopping areas and malls to convention centers and airports.”
Evolve consists of ½-inch-thick Class-A compact-grade laminate, solid phenolic panels and doors with a robust anodized aluminum frame and hardware. As a European-style cubicle system, Evolve features pedestal-supported, floor-anchored, overhead-braced installation, and comes standard with integrated privacy options, such as gap-free design and occupancy indicator latches with emergency access.
Bobrick will also showcase its PRIVADA Cubicles — a European-style cubicle system engineered for upscale buildings — as well as color and material samples at the show.
Bobrick representatives will also discuss the company’s expanded library of continuing education courses and online resources. Bobrick recently introduced its fourth AIA-accredited, Health, Safety & Wellness (HSW) Continuing Education course, Designing Restrooms for Sustainable Operation, which outlines strategies through which architects can support long-term, sustainable, economical operation and harmonized design through their specifications.
In the coming months, Bobrick will also release a course centered on privacy solutions in the restroom, including cost-benefit comparisons across toilet partitions, cubicles and other methods of achieving privacy.
Along with new product introductions, Bobrick is announcing its newly redesigned website, which provides a range of resources to support project research and product evaluation, such as case studies and other content developed to better serve various members of the commercial construction channel, including architects, specifiers and facilities managers (FMs).
For more information about Bobrick’s improved SureFlo Automatic Soap Dispenser, Klutch Mobile Device Holder, or Evolve Cubicles, or the company’s other products or its courses and online resources, visit the Bobrick website.