54 Mary Street is an office building nestled in the heart of Brisbane. Spanning over 22 levels, it was no small feat for bureau^proberts engaged to carry out a refit of the public amenities. As part of the refurbishment of male, female and PWD bathrooms across numerous floors, bureau^proberts had to source a large selection of soap dispensers that would be readily available in large quantities – and ideally, in a particular black matte finish. ASI JD Macdonald were perfectly positioned to provide the solution.
After a long Covid-19 affected twelve months, ASI JD MacDonald were ecstatic to attend the recent Emerge industry events in both Brisbane and Melbourne, with Sydney to follow in May this year.
The current topics foremost on everyone’s mind are hygiene, social distancing, and infection mitigation. Washing hands frequently is recommended if we are in a public space, or after sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose. Our overall hygiene has been left wanting and new solutions and designs are needed. But there are more questions today than answers – will changes be legislative, or market driven? How do we separate people while still allowing them to meet their fundamental need to be social? Can we expect more pandemics in the future or was this a once-in-a-hundred-year event?
Arguably one of the most difficult design challenges today may be one often taken for granted: the washroom.
With few exceptions, the washroom has emerged as a make-or-break test for business, medical, educational and manufacturing leaders anxious to put their organization back to work with confidence and safety. If owners, architects and facility managers get the washroom wrong, workforce distrust and double about returning will spread across the enterprise like the virus itself.
ASI JD MacDonald recently completed a full upgrade of all BIM content as part of our ongoing efforts to continuously strive to provide customers with the best and most relevant industry tools. Our newly created, high quality Revit files are available to download now from either the ‘BIM Objects’ page or from each product page.
ASI JD MacDonald recently wowed the crowds at the AIS EQUINOX events in Brisbane, Perth, Sydney and Melbourne and will also be attending in South Australia on the 20th of June.
Earlier this month ESPN ran an article on the NFL website homepage, focusing on how important the bathroom experience is to fans attending the Superbowl at the Mercedes Benz stadium in Atlanta.
Last week at the annual AIA Conference on Architecture in Orlando, Florida, ASI Group received Honorable Mention in the Campaign category in Architectural Record’s 2017 Advertising Excellence Awards.
Thanks to the unique absorbing ceramic plate featured on the TRI-Umph™ Hand Dryer, water is kept off the floor. That same absorbing material is now available as an optional backplate, perfect for situations where owners would not want even a droplet of water on the wall behind the unit.
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ASI’s TRI-Umph™ High Speed Hand Dryer was judged by a group of 50 independent industry professionals and found to be innovative and worth investigating.
The Architectural Products Product Innovation Awards (PIAs), in its third year, determine and honor innovation in the development and refinement of buildings-related products that range the gamut from cladding systems to interior finishes.
Winners are announced in the November issue of Architectural Products.