Geberit Pluvia, a proven siphonic roof drainage system was specified for the ICC Sydney development, helping reduce costs and further simplify pipework installation.

A $1.5 billion development being delivered by the NSW Government and Darling Harbour Live as the epicentre of a 20-hectare transformation of Darling Harbour, ICC Sydney comprises of a vibrant mix of world class convention, exhibition and entertainment venues, a luxury 5 star hotel as well as a new urban neighbourhood including commercial and residential developments and a new city square.

Geberit Pluvia was specified for the siphonic roof drainage as it offered a number of clear advantages that resulted in significant savings in usable space, while further simplifying the pipework with an uncomplicated pipe layout, and fewer downpipes and floor penetrations. By doing so, ICC Sydney was able to create more saleable space, improving the value of the development.

As the hydraulic consultant for Darling Harbour Live, Adam James is very familiar with Geberit products, having specified Geberit Pluvia and HDPE in many other projects. Adam also called on the expertise of the Geberit team, taking advantage of the extensive support with free onsite training and design assistance.

Adam James said:

"Matthew Lloyd, one of Geberit’s Hydraulic Engineers, provided hands-on knowledge for the team of plumbers we had onsite. Matt assisted with onsite refresher courses in the use of HDPE, preparation and checking that joints had been finished correctly."

Another product, the robust Geberit HDPE was specified for the trade waste pipework, which needed to withstand the very high temperatures associated with today’s high tech food preparation machinery, and a large amount of grease and fats, which can clog traditional PVC piping. Geberit HDPE is tough enough to resist grease and fat build-up and is resistant to 95% of all commercially available alkalis, acids and chemicals.