Water, Sanitary and Waste Services for Buildings

5th Edition

Authors: A.F.E. Wise John Swaffield
Hardcover ISBN: 9780750652551
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 17th July 2002
Page Count: 257


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Water, sanitary and waste services represent a substantial proportion of the cost of construction, averaging 10% of the capital costs of building and with continuing costs in operation and maintenance. Nevertheless, they are often regarded as a 'Cinderella' within the building process. Parts of many different codes and regulations impact on these services, making an overall viewpoint more difficult to get.

This new edition of this classic text draws together material from a variety of sources to provide the comprehensive coverage not available elsewhere. It is a resource for the sound design, operation and maintenance of these services and should be on the bookshelf of every building services engineer and architect.

Key Features

Provides comprehensive coverage of an important subject Includes the latest water regulations which will affect the construction industry widely from 2001 *Written by acknowledged experts in the field


Building Services Engineers, Architects

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Water use, load and storage estimation. Introduction, water use data, approaches based on probability assessment, theoretical considerations, establishing design procedures, fixture unit methods, some codified procedures, more advanced methods of load estimation, sanitary accommodation in large buildings, storage requirements. Chapter 2: Water requirements and Regulations. Introduction - the governing role of the 1999 Water Regulations, general requirements, water quality considerations - aesthetic qualities - health aspects, classificaiton of risk - development of classifications - fluid categories in the 1999 Regulations, Regulations relating to fittings and systems. Chapter 3: Water installations. Resume of conventional UK practice, practice abroad, general matters of design and installation, preservation of water quality, cross-connection and back-flow principles - protective measures - application of protective measures - testing, temperature and pressure relief in hot water services, hot water storage, 1999 Building Regulations. Chapter 4: Principles of soil and waste pipe installations. Introduction, historical background, performance requirements, variable discharge, characteristics of individual discharges; branch flows, self-siphonage of trap seals, flow and induced siphonage with combined branches, water flow and air pressure distribution in stacks, flow and siphonage in horizontal installations. Chapter 4: Design of soil and waste pipe installations. Introduction, relevance to a range of building types, traps and valves, pipes and fittings - note on pipe sizes, design of individual branches, application of information on individual branches, design of combined branches, design of stacks and ancillary venting, design of 'horizontal' installations. Chapter 6: Solid waste storage and handling. Introduction, range of methods, types and quantities of wastes, equipment and methods, recycling, in conclusion. Chapter 7: Rationalisation of services. In


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About the Author

A.F.E. Wise

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Assistant Director at the Building Research Establishment, Garston, Watford, UK

John Swaffield

Affiliations and Expertise

William Watson Professor of Building Engineering and Head of Department of Building Engineering and Surveying, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh


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