Floor drains are an integral part of any building. Unfortunately, most drainage systems installed in most buildings tend to be inefficient at preventing water damage and flooding, and in such cases, poor design is to blame.
With a well-crafted floor drainage design, you can enjoy these benefits:
- Water damage prevention
- Flood-free building
- Less downtime brought on by flooding
By designing your floor drains, you will be able to customize your drainage system and even possibly include several areas which might have been overlooked otherwise. We can help you in that aspect and provide you with a final design which you can use to create a buildable design. This is made possible with the use of the latest tools and techniques in the MEP (manufacturing, engineering, and plumbing) and BIM (building information modeling) industry.
As we’ve mentioned earlier, there are certain considerations that come into play when designing floor drains. Due to that, we would like to ask you for all the details regarding your project. This way, we will be able to fully assess your building’s draining needs and formulate a working design for that.
During the designing process, we at New York Engineers take into consideration the following:
Every drainage installation should abide by international regulations as well as local building codes. The same goes for drainage designs. For this, we at New York Engineers make sure to only create designs that comply with the local codes and regulations. This way, you won’t have to encounter future issues related to drainage regulations.
- Waterproofing Requirements
Apart from local building codes, we also make sure that our designs comply with the waterproofing requirements which ensures that interior spaces are properly protected from unexpected water incursions. However, keep in mind that your choice of material will also come into play.
The material used for constructing your building’s floors will directly influence your drainage system. We at New York Engineers make sure this matter is properly met by conducting site inspection on your building. This way, our engineers will be able to know the type of flooring you have and formulate a design that is appropriate with your floors.
Just like the material your floors are made of, the material you plan to use for your drainage as well as its aesthetics are also important factors which we consider during the designing phase. This is because certain materials, such as stainless steel and satin nickel bronze, are best used in areas where they can enhance that said area’s aesthetics. On the other hand, materials like ductile iron gratings are meant to be used in industrial settings. By knowing which materials you plan to go for, we will be able to not only create a working floor drain design but an aesthetically appealing one as well.
Flow rate refers to the maximum amount of water drained in a gulley. Calculating the flow rate will vary as there are a number of factors which can influence it such as sump capacity, design, outlet size, and more.
At low water heads, the flow rate will be influenced by the grating free area’s size. Meanwhile, at water heads above 50mm, the flow rate will be influenced by either the grating free area or the body free area.
Another important factor we consider during the floor drain design phase is the size and type of pipework. This is because this will allow us to properly design the gullies which go into your drainage system.
It is important that your drainage system can withstand all anticipated loads. Due to this, the load rating of our floor drain design will vary on the following load rating class:
- Loading K3 – this applies to areas that only allow foot traffic including bathrooms, schools, retail centers, terraces, washrooms, museums, etc.
- Loading L15 – this one applies to areas that receive light vehicular traffic such as domestic drives and cycle ways.
- Loading M15 – this is intended for areas that have heavy vehicular traffic like warehouses, factories, workshops, car parks, and more.
Why Choose Our Services?
If you want to prevent water damage due to flooding or water leakage, then a well-crafted floor drains design is what you need. We at New York Engineers are your best option for this. With plenty of years in the service, we were able to work with tons of clients and achieved 100% customer satisfaction in the process. Here are the reasons why you should work with us:
New York Engineers is composed of a team of professionals who have been in the industry for several years. We have skilled engineers and designers who are ready and willing to take on your job and meet your needs for an efficient and durable design.
- Latest Tools and Techniques
To make sure that we can provide you with high quality designs that comply with the latest industry standards and various building codes and regulations, we make sure to use only the latest tools and techniques in the MEP and BIM industry. Such tools include Revit and AutoCAD which are the most important tools in our disposal. We also use several other supplementary tools for a few other tasks as well.
- Excellent Customer Service
Apart from being skilled and experienced in the field, our team is also made of friendly and approachable professionals who will cater to your needs and answer any inquiries and concerns you have. If you have questions you need to be answered, our customer service will be ready and happy to get in touch with you.
Other than our excellent and quality design services, one of the reasons why our clients were glad to have worked with us is due to our highly affordable rates. In fact, we’re one of the few companies that offer the most affordable rates in the MEP design industry. That said, if you are on a tight budget, we’d be willing to take on your project and discuss the details so we can come into an agreement.
Of course, even though we will do some cost-cutting measures, the quality of our work will still remain the same.
The use of advanced tools as well as doing a collaboration with you during the design process allow us to provide you with an error-free design. By asking for your initial feedback, we will be able to correct any errors and make any adjustments and revisions before we even call the design final. This way, you won’t have to worry about encountering any errors during the construction process of your floor drainage system with the help of our design.
We understand how time-sensitive a construction project can be. Due to this, we make sure that we can send you the final design even before the deadline. We always make sure we can deliver ahead of time. This way, we can work on multiple design projects without worrying about delays.