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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.

Uponor Thought Leadership

Why not take a look through our latest work below. We would love to hear your thoughts via

The delivery of high rise buildings

  • In our latest whitepaper, we consider multiple factors to assess the disparity between expectations and reality in the construction of high rise buildings

The sustainability of PEX pipes

  • We evaluate our PEX pipe solution against copper utilising 6 environmential criteria from The European Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association (TEPPFA)
  • Overall, PEX is deemed to be more sustainable across the project lifecycle

How can legionella be prevented in a pipework solution

  • From choosing the right pipework to ensuring the correction installation method is adopted, we investigate how legionella can be prevented within a pipework solution

Can you really trust your metal press connection?

  • Expensive X-ray technology is the only way to ensure a metal press system has been correctly installed
  • Within this article, we look at the alternative connections which provide contractors with the peace of mind that a joint is secure

TABS: an alternative heating and cooling solution

  • According to the 2016 BRE report, the energy efficiency of a typical air conditioning unit is between 31 to 41 kWh/m2 per annum
  • With challenging energy targets, how can this be reduced in a commercial building? Uponor investigates

Thermal Comfort in the workplace

  • Comfort within the workplace cannot be underestimated, as it has the potential to improve employee productivity
  • Within this article, we examine how Uponor solutions can assist with enhancing comfort

M&E role in high rise construction

  • At the beginning of 2018, Uponor investigated the role of M&Es in high rise construction
  • Learn more about what we found by downloading this whitepaper