Plumbing Design & Drafting per IPC

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Plumbing Design & Drafting per IPC


This is a fast-paced program designed to present all major topics relative to the Plumbing Systems Design & Drafting per IPC.

This program consisting of concept theory, problem solving, design, detailed engineering & drafting along with a project.


This course is applicable to mechanical and HVAC engineers, process engineers, architects, building designers, contractors, energy auditors, facility managers who are involved in the design and installation of plumbing systems.


Upon completion of this course the participant will be able to

This course provides basic design criteria pertinent to the design of Plumbing, Sanitary systems. This course identifies and outlines the types of drainage systems (sanitary and storm water), supply water distribution systems, hot water systems, appropriate for your needs, together with the wise system design & energy conservation.

Gain an understanding of the basic principles and code requirements of typical plumbing systems and the ability to design and review plumbing systems. Know how to use calculations in the selection of piping materials and the methods of construction, sizing of piping and equipment, and plumbing fixture selection. Be well prepared to meet the design challenges of the varying types of commercial and institutional projects anticipated in the next decade.




Piping Systems 

Water Supply – Cold & Potable Water Systems

Hot Water Supply System

Hydraulics and Pumping Systems

Sanitary Drainage System

Storm Water Management



Module – 1) Introduction

Introduction, History, Scope, Objective, Building Services

Plumbing Codes & Standards -UPC, SPC, NPC, BOCA & IPC

Plumbing Scope in a building

Role of Plumbing Practitioners

Plumbing Fixtures & Appliances – Definitions, Symbols, Supply 

Installation & Fixture Clearances 

Water Closet, Lavatory, Bath Tub, Shower Head, Bidet, Urinal

Floor Drain, Kitchen Sink, Dish Washer, Waste Food Grinder

Drinking Fountain, Laundry Tray, Hose Bib

Flushing Systems

Water Consumption

Module – 2) Piping Systems

Fundamentals-Pipe, Tube

Pipe Designators – NPS, IPS, NB

Pipe Wall Thickness, Schedule, Pipe Weight, Lengths, Grades, Ends

Connections in Piping System

Pipe Joining Methods (Threaded, Socket-Weld, Butt-Weld, Flanged)

Pipe Fittings – Elbows (90° - Long Radius, Short Radius, 45° Bends, Reducing, Mitre)

Tee – Equal, Reducing

Fabricated – Stub-In, Stub-On

Reducers – Concentric, Eccentric, FOT, FOB

Couplings, Unions, Plug, Swage

Flanges, Configurations, Types

Valves – Introduction, Functions, Components, Locations

Gate, Globe, Butterfly, Ball, Angle, Check, PRV, Drain, Air Vent, Control Valves

Valve Operators, Valve Layout Considerations

Module – 3) Water Supply – Cold & Potable Water Systems

Introduction, Water, Sources of Water Supply, Requirements

Estimating the Total Demand for Water Supply System

Water Meter, Types, Sizing, Pressure Drop

Water Supply Systems in Buildings – Direct, Over-Head Tank

Underground-Overhead, Direct Pumping Systems

Water Distribution System in Building-Up-Feed, Down-Feed 

Types, Sizing Underground & Overhead Tank

Booster Pump Requirement

Estimation of Number of Plumbing Fixtures

Fixture Units/Demand Units/Loading Units

Estimation of Fixture Units, Simultaneous Demand

Hunter Curves, Max. Probable Flow

Sizing Water Supply Piping - Pressure Drop & Velocity Limitation

Pressure Needed in Different Fixtures

Excessive Water Pressure, Water Hamme

Module – 4) Hot Water Supply System

Introduction, Hot Water Requirement

Hot Water Temperature for Various Services

Components of Hot Water Supply System

Water Heaters, Types, Storage Tanks

Hot Water Distribution Piping System

Individual Geysers

Centralized Hot-Water Systems

Hot Water Circulation Systems – Up-Feed, Down-Feed, Combined, Inverted

Design – Average Hot Water Demand

Water Heater Coil Capacity, Storage Tank Capacity

Module - 5) Hydraulics and Pumping Systems

Introduction, Density, Viscosity

Pressure-Vapor, Atmospheric ,Absolute and Gauge 

Static Head, Dynamic Head

Flow under Gravity Conditions – Pipes

Open Channels, Flow under Pressure

Coefficient of Roughness, Frictional Loss, Nomo graph

Need for Pumping

Pump Types – Centrifugal, Rotary, Positive Reciprocating

Pump Application  – Booster, Circulation, Submersible, Sewage and Sump Pump

Pumping Systems – Direct Boosting, Break-Pressure Tank, Hydro-Pneumatic

Pump Characteristics – Capacity, Total Dynamic Head, Efficiency, Power Required

Suction, Cavitation, Net Positive Suction Head

Module – 6) Sanitary Drainage System

Introduction, Waste Water-Black Water, Gray Water

Planning Layouts, Pipes, Fittings

Grouping of Drainage System-Above Ground, Basement, In Ground

Parts -Traps, Vents, Drainage Pipe, Building Drain Pipe, Sewer

System Types – One-pipe, Two-pipe, Single Stack, Soil Stack, Waste Stack

Drainage Fixture Units, Estimation

Sizing-Horizontal Fixture Branches, Stacks

Branch Intervals, Maximum Capacities, Grading(sloping) of Horizontal Pipes

Vent System, Role of Atmospheric Pressure

Types – Wet, Waste Stack, Back-Back, Circuit, Loop, Individual Vent

Sizing and Length

Sewage Basin, Sewage Pump

Types-Submersible, Vertical Lift, Self Priming, Simplex, Duplex

Drawdown Capacity, Circular Basin Capacity, Basin Sizing

Sewage Pump Head Calculations

Module – 7) Storm Water Management

Introduction, Collection, Catchment Areas

Design Considerations- Rain Water Area, Amount of Rainfall

Type of Roof System- Flat Roofs, Sloped Roofs

Catchment Area, Roof Drains

Screening, Gutters, Leader, Horizontal Storm Drain

Sizing, Sloping, Connections