Plumbing Systems - Edward

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Module 10 - Plumbing Systems
Created
Mar 5, 2022 1:42 AM
Last Edited
Mar 5, 2022 5:53 PM
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Edward Chen

Plumbing System Elements

The plumbing system of my building entails public restrooms on 2 levels. Each men’s room has:

  • 3 urinals
  • 3 toilets
  • 2 sinks

And each women’s room has:

  • 4 toilets
  • 2-3 sinks

The sinks are equipped with domestic hot and cold water, and the greywater will be collected for the urinals and toilets.

2nd floor restrooms, in BIM360
2nd floor restrooms, in BIM360
2nd floor restrooms, plan view
2nd floor restrooms, plan view
1st floor restrooms, plan view
1st floor restrooms, plan view

Piping Systems

The building has the following piping systems. as labelled via different colors in the Revit model:

  • Domestic hot water (red)
  • Domestic cold water (blue)
  • Greywater collection (purple)
  • Greywater supply (pink)
  • Sanitary drainage (green)

Men and women’s rooms have separate truck pipes for domestic hot and cold water, greywater collection, and sanitary systems. The truck pipe for greywater supply is shared. The greywater collection pipe also goes up to level 3 where rainwater from the rooftop garden is collected.

Piping Systems
Piping Systems

Challenges

The biggest challenge I encountered was placing the pipes correctly to avoid clashes between the various systems. Initially when I modelled the architectural design of the restroom spaces, I did not place the restrooms at the same location throughout the two levels, so I could not directly copy the plumbing elements and pipes to the level above. I also didn’t allocate enough space behind the walls for the truck and branch lines. I eventually fixed these problems by placing the truck and branch pipes at different locations and elevations so they don’t clash in 3D. \

Detail of the piping system. Note that locations and elevations vary for different truck and branch lines.
Detail of the piping system. Note that locations and elevations vary for different truck and branch lines.