Q: Is siphonic suitable for podium drainage?
Yes, in some circumstances. However based on our experience, we’re more likely to recommend gravity drainage to the podium area.
In our experience drainage of a podium area is better addressed with a gravity system. To this end we would often propose a Hybrid Solution utilising:
- Siphonic Drainage to the main roofs and
- Gravity Drainage to the podium drainage.
Let’s look at the 3 main influencing factors for going with gravity drainage system in a podium scenario:
There are circumstances where a siphonic system might be preferable in a podium area, so it’s essential to look at the project holistically. Here at Capcon Engineering, we’re big advocates of siphonic drainage; however, as Rainwater Roof Drainage Specialists, our approach is always non-biased. We continually strive to develop the best, most efficient rainwater drainage solution for each individual building: siphonic, gravity or hybrid.
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