Plumbing System Design
Balanced Comfort offers plumbing design services that adhere to the standards set in the 2016 California Plumbing Code – which is based on the ANSI accredited American National Standard 2015 Uniform Plumbing code with California State amendments. The plumbing design will incorporate the plumbing and plumbing related elements specific for your project. The design can be represented in paper drawings or electronic form(s) depending on your needs. Those documents will ultimately be used by your contractor for construction purposes.
Our Plumbing Designs Include:
- Hot and cold potable water piping system design
- Industrial water piping system design
- Wastewater piping system design
- Condensate piping system design
- Fuel gas piping system design
- Medical gas piping system design
- Plumbing fixture selection and layout
Balanced Comfort can work directly for you and/or your designated Architect/Engineer to perform any or all of these above mentioned services for your project.
Needed Information For Plumbing Design
- Owner or designer’s contact information and scope of work
- Site plan showing orientation of North
- Architectural Floor plan(s), and Mechanical plan(s)
- Plan(s) showing the Point of Connection (POC) of the existing plumbing utilities to the building
- Sectionals with ceiling heights, roof structure and foundation
- Roof plan(s)
- Project specifications
A Brief History of Plumbing
Plumbing systems originated in the ancient civilizations of Greek, Roman, Persian, Indian and Chinese cities. They needed a system of potable water and wastewater removal for large numbers of people and for their public baths. The oldest evidence of a plumbing piping system to date has been found in the Indus Valley Civilization, 2700 B.C. The word “plumbing” has ancient Roman origins and is derived from “plumbum”, the Latin word for lead. In practical terms it is any system that conveys fluids for a wide range of applications. At first, each location and principality had its own materials and methods to distribute potable water and retrieve the resulting wastewater. Over the centuries, materials and methods began to standardize all the way up to our 2016 California Plumbing Code and 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code.