The size of the American population is increasing at an alarming rate. This is a fact and a trend that has the medical community concerned. The American Society of Bariatric Physicians (ASBP) considers obesity a chronic medical condition caused by a blend of generic, behavioral, cultural and environmental factors.
The off-the-floor water closet (wall mounted is the common reference/term) has been the preference for medical/health facilities for many years. The sanitary feature of cleaning efficiently and thoroughly below the water closet bowl has always been an important consideration.
The plumbing fixture and fixture support (carrier) manufacturers have responded with robust designs for both the fixture and support. The requirements classified as bariatric are static loads of 500 lbs., 750 lbs. and 1,000 lbs. Jay R. Smith has engineered a support for each of these classifications. The 0200Y-M54 standard support will service a 500 lbs. static load. Please refer to the attached submittals.
Remember, the 500, 750 and 1000 lbs. classifications are static loads. Smith tests their supports by means of applying hydraulic pressure at different weights and recording the deflection at both the fixture rim and at the wall in accordance with the National Standard. Accompanying this Communiqué is an article on Bariatric Water Closets authored by William (Billy) Smith of Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co.
GREEN ROOF DRAINS:
Smith has provided several different configurations of Green roof drains
. Most of these are a result of working directly with the architect or engineer to accommodate the specific green roof design applicable for that project.
If you have a roof design with a Green
roof system and need a roof drain, please send the detail to Sales Engineering and we will suggest and/or develop a roof drain to complement the design.
Green roofs are fascinating considering the ‘live’ aspect. There are specific plants made especially for such applications.
Some green roofs contain just vegetation, some flowers, some a mixture of both and some just grass. Besides watering being required, the ever present weeding must be performed.Download the original newsletter, submittals and case study here: Vol. 1, Issue 5: Bariatric Water Closet Supports 0200Y-M54-XX and 0200Y-M54-XK Series