Acorn Engineering Blog
Inclusive design creates an environment where all visitors feel welcome and valued as guests and customers, no matter their abilities. Read on to learn how you can better accommodate the 1 billion people currently living with disabilities.
Inclusive design means making a space feel welcoming for all people. How is this different from, say, designing gender-neutral bathrooms? Inclusive design goes further. It improves bathroom efficiency and reduces wait times because each stall is available to any person looking to use it, regardless of age, gender, and ability.
In Fall 2020, the Garden Grove Unified School District knew hand washing and hydration would be critical to re-opening for on-site classes. They called their ELMCO® Stewart rep to see how Acorn Engineering and Murdock Manufacturing could help.
How do waterless urinals work? Urine flows down the bowl, then passes through a debris-catching strainer. From there it goes through a one-way duckbill diaphragm that lets the urine pass into the plumbing system while preventing odors from coming back out.
We have always advocated for the importance of washing hands regularly with soap and water, but it has become an even more urgent matter in the wake of the pandemic. We’d like to take this opportunity to raise awareness of the discrepancies in the availability of basic hand washing facilities and materials worldwide.
General guidance for all workers and employers is in line with CDC advice, but OSHA recommendations for specific industries, including construction sites, are more detailed.
The CDC encourages the use of hand sanitizer when hand washing stations with soap and water are not available, but the FDA recently discovered toxic wood alcohol in some brands. Find out if your hand sanitizer is safe!
This Las Vegas school needed to provide convenient hand washing stations for anyone entering the building—the Eco-Trough™ hand sink was the perfect solution.
The commercial plumbing marketplace is responding to the increased demand for fixtures that emphasize proper and frequent hand washing.
Education and vocation are crucial ingredients in rehabilitation, so care should be given to those spaces in correctional facilities.
Inmate rehabilitation efforts are not one-size-fits all. Learn how mental health spaces in prisons can be designed to foster healing and rehabilitation.
Providing prisoners autonomy and privacy doesn’t have to compromise safety. Read how correctional design can foster rehabilitation.
When rehabilitation is the ultimate goal, overall prison size needs to shrink. Experts suggest no more than 1,000 inmates for effective reform.
Prisons are beginning to adopt healthcare evidence-based design concepts that have been shown to positively impact mental health and social behavior.
In this article we highlight five current design trends we’re seeing in correctional facilities around the world which foster rehabilitation and reflection.
Bather safety in an eldercare environment has unique issues to consider.
With our new distribution centers, you can have your item in hand the very next day.
Acorn Controls valves were designed to provide a product superior to what is currently available on the market.
Building owners can save water and money while also encouraging eco-friendly practices with Master-Trol®.
One of the most common reasons stainless steel fixtures develop rust is improper cleaning and care.
It’s easy enough to verify whether or not a product is certified. The more important question is, has the product been tested at the advertised flow rate by a third-party, ASSE-listed laboratory—and did it pass?
This past October, we invited over 200 reps from around the world to California for Morris Group International 360. The event recognized four MGI divisions celebrating significant anniversaries.
It’s a common issue, especially with older residential buildings. A toilet flushes and the water pressure in the sink drops, or the shower turns scalding for a few seconds before stabilizing. In a single-family home, it’s an inconvenience, but in a multi-family home, apartment building, or other commercial application, it’s a major problem.
In the sixty years that Acorn Engineering has been in business they’ve had only three presidents. Tom Duddy is our third and current president, and he brings a unique perspective to the job.
Is a toilet manufactured to support up to 2,000 pounds suitable for bariatric use?