This course discusses the dangers of the typical home of aging people or those with mobility or other challenges. It discusses solutions to safety and accessibility issues, based on both the 7 Principles of Universal Design, as well as ADA standards. The course shows the benefits of creating a home that is safe and accessible for people of all generations, without sacrificing style.
Well-designed bathrooms with high-quality materials and smart technology provide numerous advantages for users, whether in luxury residences or commercial buildings. This course will discuss high-quality, innovative bathroom products and their advantages, including occupant well-being, safety, accessibility, sustainability and increased home values. The course will also cover the four activity areas in the bathroom in relation to material science, technological advancements and smart design.
Healthcare facilities deal with diverse challenges, from the transmission of infectious diseases to the growing population of bariatric patients; they can help address these challenges and provide a healthier, safer environment through the use of specialized plumbing products and features. This learning unit provides an overview of technologies and products specific to healthcare settings, discusses ADA requirements and reviews products that enhance the safety and comfort of patients and visitors.
Sensing technologies based on electronics are often used for hands-free activation of plumbing fittings such as faucets to improve user accessibility, overall hygiene, and restroom cleanliness. Electronic plumbing fittings offer sanitary, touch-free operation, while conserving water and energy because they only dispense water when the sensor detects a user and can also limit water delivery duration.
The advantages of sensor-operated faucets extend beyond the public restroom to almost any other type of handwashing station, especially in applications requiring the highest levels of cleanliness. This course will cover how electronic sensor faucets improve hygiene in commercial settings and contribute to water conservation. Electronic sensor faucet technologies, applications, and industry regulations will be discussed.
EcoPower Faucets put water to work by supplying the very energy they consume. With no electricity or battery needed, the faucet uses a hydro-powered turbine that creates electrical current from the flow of water. Storing the current in rechargeable cells, it powers the Smart Sensor System for the next user, replenishing its charge in as little as five uses daily. This translates into reduced electricity use, lower maintenance costs and better ecology with hands-free, automatic shut-off functionality.
Understanding your client's dream bath or kitchen space is the first step in exceeding his or her expectations. Trade professionals need to know how to ask the right questions, understand the client’s wants and needs, and work within the client’s budget. This course will focus on how the professional can identify the unique needs of clients, ways to communicate for effective 'upselling,' analyze the potential impact of remodels and their return on investment, and the latest options for the kitchen and bath.
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