In order to work at maximum levels of productivity and effectiveness, we began planning the plumbing system nearly six months in advance of the installation process. We employed CAD and BIM drawings, as well as 3D modeling, to create the perfect design, which included a rainwater collection system. We created a system for the piping to go in and out of the tower, which required precision pipe sleeving.
Procuring the best materials in the quantities needed for such a large scale project was also a challenge. We did extensive preplanning and used a single source vendor to ensure that we had all of the pipes and other materials required to complete the system.
Logistics were also a concern, as there were a total of 1000 people working on this building throughout the construction process. Deliveries had to occur on time in order to keep supplies ahead of the workers’ needs. The plumbing design and installation were completed within a timeframe of two years, providing a reliable piping system to one of the most cutting-edge buildings in Philadelphia, and indeed, in the whole country.