high rise building

Uponor Thought Leadership

From the delivery of high rise buildings to legionella prevention, we tackle the main topics in construction!

Over the last 2 years, Uponor have built up a catalogue of material/research to assist contractors and consultants during the planning stage of a commercial property i.e. school, high rise buildings, student accommodation ore retail spaces. Some of the key facts from this research include:  

  • 75% of our M&E database (250 respondents) agreed that the M&E sector will come under significant pressure to deliver amidst the rapid rise in the number of high rise buildings
  • There were over 814 legionella related illnesses in 2018, which signifies the importance of  preventative action in the plumbing sector i.e. loop installation, correct pipework sizing
  • According to The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA), when considering  manufacturing, transportation and disposal burdens, PEX pipe is deemed to be more sustainable than copper pipe
  • Expensive X-ray technology is the only way to ensure a metal press system has been correctly installed. Alternative solutions mentioned below eliminate the need for this
  • Choosing the right heating and cooling solution can improve comfort in the workplace
  • Selecting the right  pipework in a hotel should not be underestimated when considering the comfort levels of guests

You can read more about our research below and delve further into these topics.