A lot of different companies have to come together when designing and making Commercial Buildings. They all have to be able to work together and around one another to get the job done right and on time. It is a great responsibility for the Construction Manager to get everyone in at the right time and finish at the right time.
Commercial buildings have lots of different components within their structure. All of them have to tie in with one another to make the whole building work. One such parts are the Toilets or Washrooms.
It is essential to have the very best washrooms in a Commercial Building because of the frequency of use, the ware and tear and because you want keep the people who use your building happy. The best way to do this is to have Toilet Partitions (or cubicles) as they are a cost and time effective product.
What are Toilet Cubicles?
Instead of designing individual rooms to house the toilets commercial building companies have come up with a solution. Make a Partitioning system that is easily installed and disassembled. You don’t need to have floor to ceiling walls which keeps material cost down and using Laminated MDF or Ply wood, they are easy to clean. Better yet if using Compact Laminate, a 13mm thick piece of laminate, then not only will the structure be very strong, it will also be waterproof. This is essential when dealing with Shower Cubicles or washdown situations.
What makes up Toilet Partitions?
Toilet Partitions are divided up into 4 essential parts.
1. The divider panels. These are the walls that divide up each toilet cubicle.
2. The front panel. This panel sit in front of the divider panel at 90Ës angle. It is used to secure the door and the wall.
3. The doors. These are what you close after you enter the cubicle to ensure privacy.
4 The hardware. Locks, hinges, pedestals, extrusion and head rail. Locks are used when door is shut so other people cannot enter while you are occupied. Hinges are used on the door so that it can swing shut. Pedestals are used to lift the divider panels, front panels and doors off the ground (they are usually fitted to the front panel). And the extrusion and head rail are used to give the structure strength and rigidity.
How it all works.
Companies can buy Toilet or Shower Partitioning systems off local businesses who supply them. There is also online businesses that can supply companies with the manufactured goods and installation instructions so they can get contractors to install it for them.
Once put together the cubicles form a strong, durable and cost effective way to manage your Commercial Buildings washrooms. They can be easily replaced or fixed if broken but will more than likely stand the test of time.
Architects will specify certain businesses to supply the construction company with there goods or services under a form of a tender. This basically means that businesses will compete to win contracts with construction companies to use there goods or services in there Commercial Building construction.
Once the contract has been won and finalized the construction company can choose what colour, system and material they would like to use in there washroom or toilet. There are many different systems available on the market and choosing one to fit the needs of your bathroom is essential. The Toilet Cubicle supplier will then manufacture the system you have chosen and can then install the system into your building. That is how Toilet Partitioning and Shower Cubicles work in Commercial Buildings.