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1. Introduction
2. Leak Detection / Shut-off Device Requirements
3. Proposed System
4. Proposed System Provider


1 Introduction

This design note has been produced to detail the leak  detection & shut off system, required to comply with the insurance requirements, for <development> and best practice guidance given in “Managing Escape of Water Risk on Construction Sites”, as published by the  construction Insurance Risk Engineers Group (CIREG).

This information will support the contractor in providing budget costs for the work associated with meeting this requirement.


2 Leak Detection / Shut-off Device Requirements

It is a requirement of <Insurance Company> that confirmation is provided that automatic shut off devices with active flow monitoring will be installed to any:

1 <mains incoming pipework, permanent and/or temporary>
2 <MCWS / BCWS riser>
3 <MCWS / BCWS branches to each Floor>
4 <Apartments>


3 Proposed System

The contractor is to include for an internet enabled leak detection system that alerts the user via SMS and/or email on detection of a leak.

<The system is to be supplied with an internal rechargeable battery that provides up to 36 hours operation in the event of the mains power failing.>


Main Features:

1. Managed using app. on smart phone, tablet or computer.
2. Accessible to any number of stakeholders.
3. To include Artificial Intelligence allowing water consumption to be automatically tracked and the pattern of normal water usage to be learned.
4. SMS and / or email alerts to be sent if unusual water usage detected and ability to turn water off either remotely (via App.) or automatically.
5. Option for timed shutoff to automatically turn the water off out of hours (during construction phase ref. CIREG).
6. To be powered through mains plug / adaptor.
7. <To include for battery back-up.>
8. <To include the capability to connect to a central BMS.>
9. <To include a Fire Sprinkler system to prevent water shutoff during the event of a fire).>
10. To include automatic solenoid valve testing, where fitted (daily).


The system shall include for automatic flow monitoring and shutoff leak detection systems on;

  1. <MCWS supplies to each plant room.>
    2. <BCWS from plant rooms on x and ground floor.>
    3. <BCWS branches on each floor.>
    4. <BCWS to each apartment.>

The installed system shall also include for a Wi-Fi / GSM network throughout unless on-site Wi-Fi is available that can be networked to.
The installed system shall be commissioned by the specialist contractor with alerts configured on install and one month after. Commissioning Certificates and Standard Operating Procedures are to be supplied and handover training provided.


4 Proposed System Provider

The system shall be provided and commissioned by:
Quensus Smart Water Management

Contact: Paul Charlesworth

E: sales@quensus.com
T: +44 115 906 1297
M: +44 7743 233 312
A: Nottingham, NG8 6PE, UK