IFC (IFC4X3_ADD2) under development Pset_SanitaryTerminalTypeSink Semantic definition

Waste water appliance for receiving, retaining or disposing of domestic, culinary, laboratory or industrial process liquids.

HISTORY: In IFC4, Material property removed. Use materials capabilities from IfcMaterialResource schema. Datatype of color changed to IfcLabel (still a string value). SinkMounting changed to Mounting. Applicable entities Properties

Name Property Type Data Type Description
SinkType IfcPropertyEnumeratedValue PEnum_SinkType

Selection of the type of sink from the enumerated list of types where:-

Belfast: Deep sink that has a plain edge and a weir overflow . Bucket: Sink at low level, with protected front edge, that facilitates filling and emptying buckets, usually with a hinged grid on which to stand them. Cleaners: Sink, usually fixed at normal height (900mm), with protected front edge. Combination_Left: Sink with integral drainer on left hand side . Combination_Right: Sink with integral drainer on right hand side . Combination_Double: Sink with integral drainer on both sides . Drip: Small sink that catches drips or flow from a faucet . Laboratory: Sink, of acid resisting material, with a top edge shaped to facilitate fixing to the underside of a desktop . London: Deep sink that has a plain edge and no overflow . Plaster: Sink with sediment receiver to prevent waste plaster passing into drains . Pot: Large metal sink, with a standing waste, for washing cooking utensils . Rinsing: Metal sink in which water can be heated and culinary utensils and tableware immersed at high temperature that destroys most harmful bacteria and allows subsequent self drying. . Shelf: Ceramic sink with an integral back shelf through which water fittings are mounted . VegetablePreparation: Large metal sink, with a standing waste, for washing and preparing vegetables .

Mounting IfcPropertyEnumeratedValue PEnum_SanitaryMounting

The property enumeration Pset_SanitaryMountingEnum defines the forms of mounting or fixing of the sanitary terminal that may be specified within property sets used to define sanitary terminals (WC’s, basins, sinks, etc.) where:-

BackToWall: A pedestal mounted sanitary terminal that fits flush to the wall at the rear to cover its service connections Pedestal: A floor mounted sanitary terminal that has an integral base CounterTop: A sanitary terminal that is installed into a horizontal surface that is installed into a horizontal surface. Note: When applied to a wash hand basin, the term more normally used is ‘vanity’. See also Wash Hand Basin Type specification. WallHung: A sanitary terminal cantilevered clear of the floor.

Note that BackToWall, Pedestal and WallHung are allowable values for a bidet.

Colour IfcPropertySingleValue IfcLabel

Colour of this object.

DrainSize IfcPropertySingleValue IfcPositiveLengthMeasure

The size of the drain outlet connection from the object.

MountingOffset IfcPropertySingleValue IfcLengthMeasure

For counter top mounted basins the vertical offset between the top of the sink and the counter top.


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Is this page difficult to understand? Let us know! Changelog IFC4

  • applicability, IfcSanitaryTerminal/SINK
  • property, Mounting
  • property, MountingOffset
  • applicability, IfcSanitaryTerminalType
  • property, Material
  • property, NominalDepth
  • property, NominalLength
  • property, NominalWidth
  • property, SinkMounting
  • property Color, Changed from "single IfcText" to "single IfcLabel" IFC4.3_DEV_fb8f62f