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Plumbing is one of the most important systems in any building. As a new building is designed, plumbing systems and fixtures must be included in the planning phase.
Placement of bathrooms, intake pipes, wastewater pipes and potable water sources such as drinking fountains and sinks must be coordinated with the architectural and engineering team. Follow-through during construction must be overseen by experienced commercial plumbers who can provide solutions on the ground.
New Construction Plumbing Features
Experienced commercial plumbers know the ins and outs of new construction plumbing including meeting local codes and building standards. Commercial plumbing often requires special installations such as bathrooms for the disabled and bathrooms with multiple fixtures. Standard new construction plumbing systems include:
- Fire sprinkler systems
- Hot and cold water systems
- Wastewater removal and vent systems
- Fuel gas systems
- Storm drainage systems
- Industrial capacity water heaters
Restaurants and other specialized facilities may require fittings such as grease traps, gas piping, backflow preventers and boilers. Other types of facilities that require specialized plumbing include hospitals, schools, veterinary clinics and industrial manufacturing sites. Special-use systems include:
- Acid waste systems with separate vents
- Vacuum-air systems
- Laboratory gas systems
- Heat transfer and insulation
- Turf irrigation systems
- Swimming pool and waterpark installation and filtration systems
- Animal facility piping systems
- Water treatment and purification
- Specialized gas storage systems such as cryogenic, liquid fuel and compressed gas
Experienced Commercial Plumbers Design, Construct and Maintain Systems
Experienced commercial plumbing contractors are trained in all aspects of renovations and new construction. They work with the design team to ensure that placement of facilities, pipes and storage areas are properly located and sized.
During construction, the team works with engineers, architects, electricians, masons and interior finishing specialists to ensure that all fixtures and support materials are properly installed and integrated into the building. Post-construction services include a final walk-through to make sure the owner knows how systems function and training for employees who will use the new systems. A full-service plumbing contractor also provides maintenance and emergency services.
Heinz Mechanical Industries has provided commercial plumbing services for industrial and business clients in communities around Portland, Oregon, for nearly 20 years. The company provides design build services to manage a project from the design phase to completion. Heinz Mechanical Industries also installs and maintains commercial HVAC systems.