Special Issue "Building Drainage Systems Fit for the 21st Century: Innovation and Advancement through Research"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Building Energy, Physics, Environment, and Systems".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2022) | Viewed by 222
Modern building drainage or sanitary plumbing systems have proved to be successful in reducing the burden of disease on populations by introducing design principles based on our understanding of unsteady fluid flow in partially filled pipework. These methods arguably stem from the explosion of interest in urban sanitation in the 19th Century and early 20th Century. Many recent design codes have been based on the seminal work of Hunter in the 1940s, which introduces a probablistic approach to the loading design of above-ground systems. With a few exceptions, this has been the case since the mid 20the Century. At the same time, the world has experienced rapid growth with respect to population and a shift to urban living with an attendant increase in the construction of tall buildings and the challenge of providing sanitation for all as espoused in the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This Special Issue seeks to gather the most recent innovations and research on building drainage and sanitation systems and attempts to produce a coherent anthology of techniques and approaches that describe systems fit for the purposes of the 21st Century.
Prof. Dr. Michael Gormley
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