The award was presented to PPI-member company Uponor. The Society Orlando is a two-tower, 1.5-million-square-foot, mixed-use, high-rise project in the downtown Orlando, Florida Central Business District.
Best practices for designing and installing PEX to leverage the benefits of installation efficiencies, job-site safety and profitability potential.
December 22, 2022
Most plumbing professionals in residential construction know PEX. They have either used it themselves or know other designers or installers that are using it. That’s because PEX is the piping product used in more new-home construction than copper and CPVC combined.
Over the past 60 years, plastic piping materials have evolved from a new alternative to the material of choice for building and construction applications such as hot- and cold-water plumbing distribution, fire protection and mechanical systems like hydronics and chilled water.
Even though PEX has a long history in construction applications, its early North American beginnings in residential radiant floor heating systems more than 35 years ago dubbed it a “residential” product for the first decade or so.
The facility currently operates as two separate plants – one specializing in automotive painted exterior components, the other in PEXa piping for plumbing and radiant heating systems and gaskets for household appliances.