Infinity Drain, a category leader offering the broadest selection of decorative drains and installation options, is launching a new online CEU in partnership with Architectural Record. The new course, entitled Linear Drain Systems for Barrier-Free Bathrooms and Wet Rooms, focuses on the design and functional benefits these drain systems offer for both indoor and outdoor applications.
“Drains are a detail that are often not top of mind in the design process and this course illustrates how prioritizing them can improve a project’s outcome,” notes Jonathan Brill, President of Infinity Drain. “We’re excited to offer a course that spotlights this frequently overlooked category in bathroom design and partner with Architectural Record to help support the advancement of industry professionals.”
Learning objectives of the 1 AIA LU/HSW credit educational course include:
- Identify linear drain systems and their benefits for safe and efficient water drainage.
- Specify linear drain systems based on style and function, including durable waterproofing methods.
- Discuss the features of a wet room that can be sprayed off and sanitized.
- Define ADA requirements within the indoor wet area/bathroom and how it applies to linear drain systems.
- Discuss outdoor architectural drain design and applications for quickly and safely draining water from building exteriors, driveways, hardscaping, landscaping, and pool areas.
From a design perspective, the curbless or barrier free shower that linear drains enable result in a seamless, spa-like environment design that can’t be achieved using traditional shower drains. Without barriers, there are a range of design details that can be incorporated that truly open up the room. For example, the bathroom floor can flow uninterrupted from wall-to-wall, large format tile can be used and enclosures around the shower space can be eliminated. On the functional side, a barrier free shower can cater to everyone’s needs and abilities allowing people of all ages to safely enter the shower without the need to climb over a threshold or into a tub.
To access the course, click here.