College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Andrew Kline, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


This paper outlines the design and construction of a new code compliant bathroom including: a low profile shower pan, ceramic-tile shower enclosure, and new plumbing piping and fixtures. One of the main objectives was to complete the new shower which would be easily accessible and maintenance free in order to support a local elderly couple. The selection of this project took place during the COVID-19 pandemic approximately nine months after California issued the first mandatory statewide Stay-at-Home Order. During the early design and development stages an opportunity to collaborate with a local trades-person was identified as well as the need for the selected project. The new bathroom is located on the lower level of a one-and-a-half story home. Some of the primary onsite work activities in the project are: replacing old cast iron plumbing with ABS Pipe, framing a new interior wall, installing interior cement backer board at the shower enclosure, and tile installation on the bathroom floor and the shower walls. The goal of the project was to construct a fully accessible bathroom for an elderly couple within their budget and schedule. This paper will detail the steps, key takeaways, and overall process in order to help future students and industry professionals.