Minneapolis, MN | MSP International Airport Terminal 1
Project TagsBuilding Automation
The MSP International Airport 2012 Restroom Program, lead by the Metropolitan Airports Commission (MAC), is the first in a series of restroom renovations designed to improve restroom facilities over the next 15 years. The objective is to provide a thoughtful and efficient restroom experience to all travelers.
Michaud Cooley Erickson (MCE) worked as the mechanical and electrical team member, designing many critical elements including:
- Touch-free conditions for a germ-free environment.
- Energy efficiency with LED lighting and occupancy sensors.
- Water Conservation with low-flow fixtures.
- Well-designed washing areas with custom sinks & supply air to help dry the floors.
- Thermal people counters for improved cleaning schedules.
- Water Closet Information Display System (WIDS) to alleviate customer frustrations and improve the cleaning process.
- Exhaust systems thoughtfully integrated with the restroom design elements.
- Increased plumbing chase size to assist in access and maintenance.
Although a seemingly simple project, there were many design challenges encountered while working within an existing building and meeting the needs of many interest groups. The design team worked to create a restroom experience that truly benefits the traveling public, now and into the future. The ultimate goal of superior engineering!