Designing ADA-compliant Commercial Showers & Bathrooms

Sponsored by Inpro
Presented by Travis Aldridge
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1 AIA LU/HSW; *1 ADA State Accessibility/Barrier-Free; 1 IDCEC CEU/HSW; 0.1 IACET CEU*; 1 AIBD P-CE; AAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AANB, as per their CE Guidelines; AAPEI 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the AIBC, as per their CE Guidelines.; MAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; This course can be self-reported to the NLAA.; This course can be self-reported to the NSAA; NWTAA 1 Structured Learning Hour; OAA 1 Learning Hour; SAA 1 Hour of Core Learning

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discover the three key design trends driving bathroom design and renovation.
  2. Integrate accommodation and universal design principles to commercial washroom and shower design.
  3. Explain the key challenges faced in bathroom design regarding accommodation, privacy the fight against mold, and the cleanliness and hygiene in the space.
  4. Master the characteristics of solid surface as a material choice for both new construction or renovation of washrooms.

This course is part of the ADA Academy

Google the phrase “washroom design trends” and you get results that include – functional design, ADA compliance, low-maintenance materials, privacy, transgender accommodation and warm, high-end feel. This course focuses on commercial washroom and bathroom design, including disability accommodation; bather/use privacy; the problems of mold, mildew and hygiene; and solid surface as a material alternative to help keep bathrooms and showers cleaner.

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Photo courtesy of Inpro


Travis Aldridge has been in the solid surface industry since 1996. During that time his career has covered virtually all aspects of the industry from engineering solid surface materials, plant layout, machine design, engineering solid surface product lines, mold designs, sales of solid surface products, project management, to presenting information to the architect and design community. Since 2005, he has focused on designing and promoting commercial solid surface shower products with an emphasis on ADA code compliance. With this experience he brings not only compliance information but years of hands-on project management experience in the construction industry.

Inpro Founded in 1979, Inpro® is a global provider of high-performance, design-forward architectural products for building professionals.

Inpro's product categories include door + wall protection, washrooms, expansion joint systems, privacy, elevator interiors, architectural signage, and commercial window treatments.


Originally published in April 2022