Latest News from ASI JD MacDonald

Article: Bathroom Design – Ushering In A New Era

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?

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Article: Successful Washroom Design in the Age of COVID-19

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.

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BIM Content Upgrade

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 at Equinox 2019

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.

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Case Study – How Important Is A Restroom In A Stadium? 

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.

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ASI Group Honored in Architectural Record’s 2017 Advertising Excellence Awards

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.

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American Specialties, Inc. Now Offers An Optional Ceramic Backplate For The TRI-Umph™ Hand Dryer

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.

Click here for more information.

TRI-Umph™ High Speed Hand Dryer Receives Another Award

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.

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TRI-Umph™ High Speed Hand Dryer Receives Maintenance Solutions Magazine Award

ASI’s TRI-Umph™ High Speed Hand Dryer was voted one of the most useful and innovative products by Facility Engineering and Maintenance Professionals, the readers of Maintenance Solutions Magazine. The publication is read by 35,000 managers charged with keeping their buildings in top shape. Maintenance Solutions readers manage 1.2 million of the largest buildings in the US and spend over $118.0 Billion on capital equipment / renovation and new construction projects … EVERY YEAR!

Click here to read the article in the July issue.

What causes Hearing Loss

You probably wouldn’t associate hearing loss with hand dryers but when they are over a certain decibel level, they can certainly contribute to it.

Click here for more information and to read the New York Times article by Jane E. Brody.