International Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture Engineering

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2024, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A

Renovation of restroom: A challenging task


Author(s): Dr. SZS Tabish

Abstract: Emerging technologies are being frequently used in new work under the pretext of addressing the everlasting needs of human-sensitized environments. New works have laid down manual provisions, and guidelines whereas renovation works are lacking it. Renovation is a challenging task as it involves many constraints. At the same time, it is important also as it maximizes functional utility and extends the life span of the structure. First activity under renovation is mostly renovation of restroom. Toilets are part of the restroom. Sunken slabs of toilets are vulnerable areas from where leakage or dampness may happen first and call for renovation/ repair activity. Such activity is often disruptive to the occupants and causes significant disruption to daily activity. This study aimed to investigate current practices of the renovation of restrooms with a particular focus on accessibility to disabled persons, energy efficiency, and safety of public buildings. The case study was conducted and data collected through interviews and site visits. Direct observation of the renovation of the restroom project was also undertaken to acquire firsthand knowledge and to explore possible solutions associated with current practices. In a renovation of restroom projects, it is essential to provide a practical rationale for accessibility to disabled persons, energy efficiency, and structural safety of the building. This study will be very useful to those who are planning to renovate the restroom. The results presented in this study provide sufficient evidence and useful understanding to industry practitioners to focus on factors like coordination, accessibility to disabled person, energy efficiency, and safety of public buildings while planning and carrying out the work of the renovation of the restroom.

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Dr. SZS Tabish. Renovation of restroom: A challenging task. Int J Civ Eng Archit Eng 2024;5(1):01-06.
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