Case study

Summerland Apartments, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Multifamily complex benefits from an Uponor AquaPEX® plumbing repipe solution

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.

Project facts

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Multi family homes
Completion: 2016

Uponor Involvement

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

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

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.

The ease of installation made the project substantially easier.

Summerland Apartments

Side photo of the Summerland Apartments in Manitoba showing the two 16-story towers connected by an indoor green park.

Project information

Project information

Country
Canada
Completion
2016
Building Type
Multi family homes

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