Chapter 15Plumbing (Domestic, Sanitary, and Other)

The process we use to route plumbing piping has come a long way from drawing circles and lines on paper. Over the past 30 years, tools such as the straight edge, 30/60 triangles, and the Timely template have been replaced by CAD systems. With more owners requiring BIM, a plumbing designer has to become a virtual pipe installer. Instead of just drawing circles and lines, you have to understand more about how fittings go together to construct your piping design. This is where the Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2016 software excels; it can help you create your designs more accurately and efficiently. But make no mistake—now more than ever before, you need to plan in advance for your plumbing projects. ...

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