New Plumbing Count Code Lookup Tool
Sometimes the best inspiration for new tools on this site come from basic frustrations with repeated tasks.
The past few weeks I’ve finally come to the point where I needed to scratch an itch – plumbing fixture counts.
What does this have to do for code & life safety? It doesn’t – other than (generally speaking) code summaries will often address plumbing fixture count minimums as part of the overall building code evaluation.
Here’s my scratched itch – a calculator that will populate minimum requirements for plumbing fixture counts based on the 2018 International Building Code & 2018 International Plumbing Code.
Now, with only four inputs you can quickly grab the minimum fixture counts from the 2018 IBC.
It’s more than likely that something already exists in the vast spans of the internet for this, but in the meantime at least I know we all can stop wringing the calculator for a few basic number crunches.
If you’re already a Toolkit user, you can download this update and use it right away on the downloads page here: www.meyerfire.com/downloads
If you’re not already a Toolkit user, why not? Join in on all the expanded tools we have by getting the Toolkit here.
Is this something you’d use? If you’d find this useful and would like to see it expanded to other editions of the IBC (or other standards), let me know by commenting here. I’d be happy to break this out for prior IBC editions if it’s something that’d be beneficial.
8/28/2019 11:50:23 am
Great tool! Thank you for sharing.
8/28/2019 04:06:10 pm
How about one for 2017 national standard plumbing code? NJ uses this code.
6/11/2020 06:50:08 pm
This seems to be off. For instance, I input 210 total occupants for "assembly-auditorium." In that case, it's 105 men, which at 165 men per WC, I'd only need 1 WC for men. Your spreadhseet's total says 2 are needed. Similarly for women I'd only need 2, and your spreadsheet says 4 are needed.
6/12/2020 08:35:37 am
Marc, thank you so much for finding this! I'll review and update. Thanks again Marc!
6/15/2020 02:14:35 pm
Seems you just needed another cell that halves the Design Occupant Load per sex. (IBC 2902.1.1 Fixture Calculations)
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Joe Meyer, PE, is a Fire Protection Engineer out of St. Louis, Missouri who writes & develops resources for Fire Protection Professionals. See bio here: About