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ERIC Number: EJ919671
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0003-0945
Good Impressions
Renner, Jason
American School & University, v83 n1 p26-28 Sep 2010
It's a fact that most students, faculty and visitors who enter a school or college building eventually will use that facility's restrooms. Whether the destination is a lecture hall or classroom, the gym or other sports facility, the cafeteria or the student union, the human flow of restroom traffic is steady--year-round for some facilities and 24 hours a day in some cases. This high volume puts a strain on facilities and on maintenance crews, who are expected not only to keep restrooms clean and fresh, but also to make sure lavatories, sinks and accessories are working correctly. One of the major obstacles to keeping school and college restrooms in good repair is vandalism. The solution is to specify restroom furnishings and fixtures designed and built to help defy common vandalism damage. Initially, it may cost more to choose vandal-resistant products, but they will pay dividends in the long run. With the recession taking its toll on school and university budgets, officials should select fixtures and furnishings that can provide a smart return on their investments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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