Founded in 1946, Noble Company manufactures premium-quality, innovative products for the Tile, Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, and Fire Sprinkler Industries. Noble Company product applications include waterproofing, crack prevention, and sound reduction under tile flooring. Noble Company is an American-based company, manufacturing products in Michigan and Louisiana.
Curbless showers are in high demand for their streamlined look and ADA compliance efforts and similar aging-in-place design strategies. In this course, we provide an overview of the growing demand for curbless showers, the difference between curbless and barrier-free, the installation methods in the TCNA Handbook, and a host of design and installation considerations for a successful project. We discuss requirements for curbless showers in order to comply with ADA guidelines, and how to be sure to meet applicable plumbing codes and wet-area coefficient of friction for flooring. Finally, we review LEED v4.1 Pilot Credits that support inclusive design and support physical access for people with disabilities.
- Describe new trends in shower design and installation systems that support universal design and provide easier access for people who are wheelchair bound or have limited mobility
- Discuss current industry standards and their impact on shower systems from safe entry and exit to low maintenance procedures to sustain a healthy shower environment
- Explain design and barrier-free shower installation techniques to accommodate various construction obstacles, while complying with building standards and sustainability requirements
- Review LEED v4.1 Inclusive Design pilot credits and how they support physical access for people with disabilities