A Coordinated Effort!!!
The model plumbing codes that we use between PA, NJ & Philadelphia vary greatly when it comes down to fixture quantities versus occupancy. hpeGROUP prefers to be proactive in our coordination efforts to help our partner architect translate the required fixture counts from the different governing codes.
Here痴 a quick look where things can go wrong:
Example: 10,000 sq ft. single story business occupancy.
2003 International Plumbing Code Table 403.1 requires:
Total fixtures: 1 Male WC, 1 Male LAV, 1 Female WC, 1 Female LAV, 1 DF, 1 MR
2003 National Standard Plumbing Code Table 7.21.1
Total fixtures: 3 Male WC, 2 Male LAV, 3 Female WC, 4 Female LAV, 1 DF, 1 MR
Philadelphia Plumbing Code Table P-701
Total fixtures: 5 male WC, 3 male LAV, 5 female WC, 3 female LAV, 2 DF
As you can see, the fixture requirements vary greatly between the three codes. If you have any doubts in mind, contact us, and we can review the adopted code with you and help program the required plumbing fixture count.