The journey started in the Plumbing Design Studio by exploring plumbing services of our own house which gave basic ideas about the sizes of pipes, fittings, types of fixtures available along with understanding their connections. Then next was plumbing design for the assigned project ‘Hospital at Ahmedabad’, which was designed to REDUCE freshwater consumption, RECYCLE of used water and REUSE the effluent treated water. In addition to this, the project was designed with the constraint of zero liquid discharge. The architectural digital model was prepared to understand the spaces and arrangement of fixtures, and the plumbing model was made according to the designed system to understand the connections. Plumbing related interesting topic was explored, ‘Benefits and methods of separation of soil and urine at the source’. And in the working model exercise, a ‘Smart Water Meter’ was prepared, an automated water meter reading system working as an electronic system that gives data in the mobile application through wifi.
All the things we have learned throughout the studio were combining practical aspects with theoretical designing from NBC.