Be sure that stair handrails are simply designed, continuous, and well
attached. Brushed aluminum is preferred.
Install bumper rails or hard surface wainscotting in hallways subject to
Provide slanting rather than horizontal tops on such items as sills, lockers,
and radiator covers.
Consider installing chair rails in offices and conference rooms to reduce
scuffs, scratches and repainting of walls.
Consider stainless steel or clear plastic corner guards for walls and columns
where equipment or furniture will be moved regularly.
Enclose fire extinguishers in recessed cabinets.
Do not use soft, blown-on mineral materials.
Do not glue or nail acoustic tile to ceiling surfaces; use lift-out tiles.
Semi-recessed grids are preferred.
Provide air relief for lay-in tiles in foyers and entranceways.
Where diffusers are used, be sure that adjacent surface is washable.
Consider eliminating some ceilings altogether by "painting out" areas above
the illuminated level.
Eliminate the installation of any equipment in overhead areas.
Provide utility access doors if required.
In latrines, hang stall partitions from walls or ceilings, avoid floor posts.
Ensure that partitions are hung well. Specify backing plates in stud wall
construction. Specify simple dead bolts - heavy duty chrome plated.
Detail anchorage of accessories (toilet paper and soap dispensers,
partitions) based on load and type of wall construction.
Specify chrome plated hardware.
Choose soap dishes or dispensers and towel dispensers that use standard
products available in base supply or through the custodial contractor
(standardize for all installation facilities).