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Plumbing Design Review Guide 2012 (eBook)

Now available, ready to download, our comprehensive Plumbing Design Review Guide - 2012.  A detailed review guide, arranged in a practical, drawing sheet-by-drawing sheet format for use by Plumbing project managers or project engineers.  It also can be used as a Training Manual for Plumbing designers and engineers, to help reduce errors and omissions in construction document preparation.


Reduce Errors and Omissions --- Reduce Change Orders  (Also a training manual for Designers/Engineers!!)


This thorough Plumbing Design Review Guide is specifically written to assist with final checking of construction documents, before issuing the drawings for bidding, for building department submittal, or for construction.  It can be used for final checking by the Project Manager or Project Engineer prior to release to QC or Peer Review department.

The Plumbing Design Review Guide includes over (140) pages and spreadsheets that cover many of the design and engineering requirements associated with typical projects.  Hyperlinks are provided to help select the topics that are relevant to the project being reviewed.  Included are "rule of thumb" equipment capacities and system flow rates, general constructability, and "spot-checks" of plumbing and pipe sizes.

eBook Contents: (Click picture below to enlarge)

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Design Tools - Spreadsheets
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Also included (attached) are Microsoft Excel spreadsheets with design tools such as:   
fixture unit calcs, wpe51.gif (48290 bytes) 
water pipe sizing, wpe53.gif (49138 bytes) 
waste & vent pipe sizing, wpe59.gif (77436 bytes) 
roof drain pipe sizing, wpe5B.gif (60939 bytes)

med gas (prelim.) pipe sizing wpe5D.gif (60866 bytes) and more.

Expanded Description

The eBook contains detailed review items for: 
Plumbing Plan Review, Plumbing Schedules Sheets, Plumbing Piping Diagrams, Plumbing Detail Drawings, Plumbing Building Code Items, Coordination Between Disciplines, and several check figures sheets.  Also included are Plumbing Design Review Calculations Spreadsheets.

One section, "Plumbing Detail Sheets", contains over 28 pages of review items for over 33 types of plumbing equipment.  Review is arranged alphabetically by equipment type.

The "Coordination Between Disciplines" section includes: 
Architect and/or Owner Coordination, Structural Engineer Coordination, Mechanical Engineer Coordination, Plumbing Coordination, Civil Engineering Coordination, and Electrical Engineering Coordination.

The Plumbing Design Review Guide could save the Project Manager/Project Engineer hundreds of hours in correcting errors or omissions that come up during construction.  Just one item, such as:  "
a      Verify that Footings and Grade Beams  are not directly below Plumbing Fixture  outlets, Floor Drains , Floor Sinks , Plumbing Chases , or pipe drops, such as Storm Drains  and Overflow Drains .  Verify coordination with pipes at Columns , such as Sanitary Vents and Trap Primer  water pipes, to avoid conflicts with Footings at Columns. ", could save hundreds or thousands of dollars in change orders during construction.

Also provided are "rough estimate" guides to check against the values listed on the drawings.  For example: "Estimate pump total head pressure and compare with scheduled head pressure.  For rough estimate, measure distance of longest pipe run (out and back), count elbows and tees allow approximately 10 feet equivalent for each elbow and tee, add approximately 20 feet equivalent for valves and balancing devices.  Total the measured length (out and back) and equivalent lengths and multiply by an average 4 ft. head per 100 ft. equivalent length.  Add to this number an additional 10 ft. head for: control valve (or other flow control device), boiler, and balancing valve losses.  Calculation summary: ((Length of longest pipe out and back + (# elbows and tees X 10 each) + 20) X (4 ft./100)) + 10 ft. = approximate pump head pressure."


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