Plumbing Design Within a Facilities Management Environment

Recorded On: 06/12/2019

This program provides a discussion of the considerations for Plumbing Design in a Facilities Management environment for Healthcare, Research, and Educational facilities -- in contrast with those of the typical Design for Construction situation. The program will discuss funding, stakeholders, authorities having jurisdiction, dealing with existing conditions, and a smart forward-thinking approach to demolition and renovation.

Content Outline:

  • Introduction – A Facility is a Community
  • Description of Example Property – A case study
  • Funding Sources and Primary Stakeholders
  • Project Management – Sequence of events and operations
  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control
  • Documentation and information acquisition
  • Fixture counts and diversity factor considerations
  • Planning for Future – best practices

Learning Objectives: Upon successful completion of the course learners will be able to:

  • Identify the specific considerations for Plumbing Design in a Facilities Management Environment.
  • Identify additional responsibilities and requirements of being a part of the design team.
  • Identify the effect of Plumbing renovations on system demands, and building loads
  • Identify the stakeholders in renovation projects
  • Identify methods and procedures to facilitate future renovations


The Presenter: Bill Cheek, CPD

Bill Cheek has been working as a plumbing designer in the MEP consulting world and for facilities management since 1978. He holds the position Senior Designer for the University of Texas Health System at the Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas – beginning in 2014. He taught Drafting and Design at Houston Community College as adjunct and full-time professor for a decade. He received his bachelor’s degree in Photography/Mathematics from Sam Houston State University in August 1975.


Plumbing Design Within a Facilities Management Environment
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0.10 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available
0.10 CEUs credits  |  Certificate available