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Case study

Multifamily complex benefits from an Uponor AquaPEX® plumbing repipe solution

Pipe's flexibility minimizes impact on existing structure, allowing smaller holes in walls and faster repair times for residents

Location

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Project highlights

  • 16-story multifamily complex
  • Failing galvanized plumbing system
  • Repipe with Uponor AquaPEX plumbing system
  • Property owner: WRE Development Ltd.
  • Contractor: Advance Services Group Inc.

Products used

  • Uponor AquaPEX® Tubing
  • ProPEX® Engineered Polymer (EP) Fittings

Designed exclusively for senior adults, Summerland Apartments is home to one of Winnipeg’s largest tropical atriums, joining two 16-story concrete towers to create a lush, green indoor environment for residents. When the multifamily structure needed to repipe its failing galvanized plumbing system, property owner WRE Development Ltd. wanted a solution that would offer greater longevity and superior performance to last for decades.

The building’s contracting company, Advance Services Group Inc., chose an Uponor AquaPEX® plumbing system as the best solution for the project due to the high durability, flexibility and proven performance of the PEX pipe and ProPEX® fittings.

“The ease of installation made the project substantially easier,” said Jeff Arnel with Advance Services Group Inc.

The entire project required just four installers and was completed — including drywall repairing, painting and finishing — nine months from start to finish because of the PEX pipe’s flexibility and tight bend radius. The repipe called for Uponor PEX in ½" to 3" pipe sizes, which allowed the crew to transition from risers to in-suite plumbing efficiently.

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