The 1st floor bathrooms have a problem which is fairly disturbing. When the doors shut after use, they slam loudly, because of installation defects. The existing silencer bumpers in place are not ever going to help much, because the hardware at the top of doors are the real culprits. They are not hydraulically controlled to allow gentle closing, and there is an air vacuum which is created which sucks the doors into the frame (hard) upon each and every closing thanks to this faulty hardware. The ladies room is louder than men's but both are disruptive, considering how much use these doors get on a continual basis at all hours of the day or night. Please invest some money into revamping these door configurations.
From: a VCU Faculty member
Walter Sampson, Assistant Librarian for Policy Development, responds....
VCU Libraries has requested that VCU Physical Plant investigate and repair the 1st floor bathroom doors per your
request. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.