If you didn’t make it to the 2014 Uponor Connections Convention in Las Vegas in April, one of the biggest showstoppers of the event was the Commercial Jobsite. This application wall showcased all of Uponor’s commercial PEX systems, including plumbing, hydronic distribution piping and radiant heating and cooling in actual real-life installations.

Responses from people at the event ranged from excited to impressed. Most had seen these applications with rigid piping such as copper, CPVC or steel, but to see it with PEX — and using the same accessories and hanging techniques that they were used to — was a real eye-opener.

One attendee said he’d always “heard” you could do many of the same installs with PEX that you did with copper and CPVC, but to actually see it installed in person was a great revelation. And with all the other benefits of PEX — flexibility, fewer fittings, corrosion and freeze resistance — you can see why the commercial industry is starting to turn to PEX for plumbing, radiant and hydronic distribution piping solutions.