Case Studies

Total Support From Lubrizol CPVC Helps Eliminate Installation Issues For Large New Hampshire Multifamily Housing Project

Multi Family

Over the past several years, the U.S. multifamily housing construction market has grown rapidly, becoming increasingly competitive as a result. As property developers and contractors increasingly search to find alternative construction materials that install quickly, are cost-effective and offer elevated performance for this busy market, Lubrizol CPVC’s family of products—including FlowGuard Gold ® Pipe & Fittings—has become a preferred choice, fulfilling the needs of both the builder and installer, as well as tenants.


For A Boston Multifamily Development, Flowguard Gold® Pipe & Fittings, Backed By Lubrizol CPVC, Exceeds Expectations

Multi Family

With the construction of large-scale multifamily housing developments on the rise in big cities throughout the United States, contractors and project managers are looking for cost-effective and time-saving plumbing solutions. A recent project in the Boston area by residential developer Avalon Bay effectively demonstrated the advantages of choosing FlowGuard Gold ® Pipe & Fittings for a total solution.


Leading Builder Opts to Upgrade to FlowGuard Gold®‚ CPVC Plumbing Systems

Single Family

To maintain its ranking as one of the country’s largest builders, NVR Inc. continuously evaluates the products it uses to ensure they are offering the best value for the homeowner.


A&B Mechanical Chooses CPVC As Cost-Effective Solution For Converting Old Industrial Building Into Condos

Multi Family

Remnants of a once vital industrial center are still prevalent along the Housatonic and Naugatuck River Valleys in Shelton, Connecticut. A decline in industrial manufacturing over the years left the city in a state of regression. Yet, a rejuvenated city center is within sight, and emerging from the remnants of time long passed, a new vitality is being breathed into the community.


Florida Contractor Converts To Flowguard Gold® CPVC, Finishes Jobs Faster, Reduces Callbacks

Multi Family

Fort Myers, Fla., contractor Aristocrat Plumbing splits its business nearly straight down the middle between residential and commercial jobs, providing the company with stability when one area may be stronger than the other.


Associated Mechanical Proves the Viability of CPVC Piping for use in Underground Parking Garages

Healthcare

There is no logical reason to explain why CPVC pipe and fittings had not previously been installed in parking garages. There were no codes to prohibit the product’s use.


Massachusetts Contractor Switches From Copper To CPVC To Keep Brittany Place Condominium Development on Budget

Multi Family

In the contracting business, when the cost of materials rises dramatically, contractors are often left to find creative ways to remain within the original budget if they are going to keep hold of a project. That was the dilemma encountered by Scott Phelan, owner of BP Plumbing, a contractor specializing in single-family new construction in Saugus, Massachusetts, when he and his crew began work on a condominium complex in Everett, Massachusetts, just north of Boston.


Lubrizol's CPVC Piping Systems Part of LEED® Gold and EPA Energy Star® - Certified Muskogee Community Hospital

Healthcare

Muskogee Community Hospital, located in Muskogee, Okla., earned a unique distinction in 2009 when it became the first hospital in the world to achieve LEED® Gold certification, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR ® recognition for superior energy performance, and compliance with Green Guide for Healthcare (GGHC) standards—an accomplishment made possible by adherence to sustainable building practices that resulted in sizable energy savings and lower maintenance costs.


Conversion to FlowGuard Gold® CPVC Fitting and Saves Contractor 40 Percent on Off-Campus Housing Project at RPI

Education

It’s hard to work in the engineering or sciences field long without becoming familiar with Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (better known as RPI). Founded in 1824 in Troy, approximately 150 miles north of New York City, RPI is the nation’s oldest technological university.


Case Study David Weekley Homes

When most Americans think of Denver, they think of a thriving mountain city with a Mile High Stadium. When asked about David Weekley Homes, residents in Denver think of beautiful, upscale homes with a variety of amenities, styles and quality features.


Dallas-Based G-H Plumbing Calculates Substantial Savings With Installation Of Flowguard Gold® CPVC Pipe & Fittings

Multi Family

G-H Plumbing, based in Dallas, Texas, knows the apartment industry extremely well. In fact, since the company was founded by Sam Hafertepe in 1995, nearly 98-percent of its work has come from the construction of apartment complexes ranging from simple two-stories to massive high-rises. This type of specialization has allowed the company to document both material and labor costs in extreme detail while also remaining highly cost competitive. One way that G-H Plumbing has consistently been able to turn in a competitive bid is through its preference to install FlowGuard Gold ® CPVC pipe and fittings over metallic systems.


Gideons and Greco Plumbing Replaces Corroded Copper in Hotel Boiler Room with Corzan® CPVC

Hotel and Motel

No one needs to convince 20 plus-year plumbing veteran James Greco that FlowGuard Gold ® pipe and fittings can easily outlast copper plumbing. That’s because the owner of Tampa-based Gideons and Greco Plumbing has relied on the FlowGuard Gold CPVC system to help grow his business since the early 1990s.


Hotel Franchisee Chooses a Trio of High Performance CPVC Products to Create a Complete Plumbing and Fire Sprinkler System

Hotel and Motel

The Detroit Hilton Garden Inn offers some unique benefits to guests, including a quieter, more reliable plumbing system and fire sprinkler protection that is manufactured for years of worry-free performance. The selection of an all-CPVC system, including a FlowGuard Gold ® and Corzan ® CPVC plumbing system and a BlazeMaster ® CPVC fire sprinkler system, made from CPVC manufactured by Lubrizol, Inc., creates a total plumbing and fire sprinkler solution that ensures the safety and comfort of guests.


FlowGuard Gold® Pipe & Fittings Offer Luxury Home Builder a Consistent, Dependable Solution for Residential Plumbing

Single Family

Kings Way Homes doesn’t take shortcuts. As a premier builder of custom, luxury residential homes in the Milwaukee area, Kings Way seeks out the best building products and solutions offered to ensure a quality, customized home its customers will cherish for years to come.


Avalon at Greyrock Place – A Look Back at The First High-Rise in Northeast Plumbed With CPVC

Multi Family

If you’re a small- to medium-sized plumbing contractor, there’s probably one major concern you face almost daily – how to effectively compete against the larger shops? For Mechanical Plumbing & Heating, Inc., located in Hamden, Connecticut (near Yale in New Haven), the answer came in finding a way to produce more work in less time. And key to improving productivity was converting to FlowGuard Gold ® CPVC pipe and fittings.


Hotel Chain Discovers Benefits of Cpvc Plumbing in Historic Waterside New England City

Hotel and Motel

The Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa in Groton, CT, features six floors, 285 guestrooms, 26 suites, and 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The hotel and spa has all the amenities of a vacation spa with the attention to detail and service for the distinctive business traveler.


Myers Plumbing Installs FlowGuard Gold® CPVC Pipe Under Extreme Time Constraint

Education

Nashville, Tennessee-based Myers Plumbing has learned the ins and outs of student housing construction through more than 25 years of successful installation experience in this fast-paced, growing segment. A leading national plumbing contractor, the company has also installed a variety of high-performance systems for retirement centers, hotels, restaurants and commercial offices in more than 20 states.


University of Massachusetts Darthmouth Adds More than 1,400 Dorm Bathrooms in Record Time

Education

In Massachusetts where the state plumbing code still restricts construction to six stories high, there are few projects larger than the new addition at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. The university, which is a part of a five-campus system, undertook construction of six new four-story dormitories in the fall of 2004 to meet the school’s projected growing need for on-campus housing for nearly 3,900 students.


Homebuilders Upgrade from Copper to Cost-Effective CPVC Plumbing Systems

Single Family

The benefits of CPVC versus copper plumbing systems are not just a matter of lower costs; CPVC plumbing systems are faster and easier to install for the experienced, professional plumber, reducing overall labor costs. CPVC plumbing systems do not require torches or heavy equipment. A one-step joining system can provide curing in 10 minutes on standard size pipe for ease in pressure testing.


Tall Ship Places Tall Order For Plumbing Alternative

Marine

As a result of limited space and the absence of modern-day plumbing systems, the selection of an appropriate plumbing material was not a priority in 1883 during the construction of the Gazela, the oldest wooden Barkentine ship still sailing today.


Building Owner Saves 30–40% by Switching from Copper to FlowGuard Gold ® CPVC Pipe & Fittings

Multi Family

Few markets have experienced the type of surge in commercial construction that characterizes the greater Orlando area. Everywhere you look – from the hospitality industry to multi-unit residential complexes – business is booming. To successfully ride the tide of commercial prosperity, companies need to know how to anticipate industry demands and demonstrate that they can adapt to changes within the industry without losing their quality or pricing advantage.


Florida Contractor Finds Value in CPVC Plumbing Systems for High-Rise Residential Properties

Multi Family

With Baby Boomers on the hunt for vacation resorts, time-share packages and retirement properties, some of the country’s best resort areas are experiencing a building "boom" of their own. In south Florida, many builders and plumbing contractors are managing a heavy stream of work, and they are looking for ways to speed their processes without sacrificing quality.


Pittsburgh Plumbing Contractor Capitalizes on the Advantages of FlowGuard Gold® Pipe and Fittings

Healthcare

Ryco, Inc., a mid-sized commercial plumbing and fire sprinkler contractor based in western Pennsylvania, recognizes that a competitive bid is critical to securing work in the commercial arena. That coupled with the ability to complete a job on time is what has led to the company’s success in the design-build business.


Psychiatric Hospital Preserves Patient Comfort and Safety While Replacing Failed Plumbing in Main Care Facility

Healthcare

The Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute (the Institute) is a 176-bed, state psychiatric hospital that serves adolescent, adult and geriatric patients with treatment and rehabilitation services. Located in rural Smyth County, Virginia, the hospital’s campus includes 17 buildings. Built in 1989, the Institute’s Bagley Building serves as the Institute’s main patient care facility, housing treatment units for each of its three groups of clients. In the late 1990s, when the building was still less than ten years old, the copper plumbing system began to experience premature, chronic failures, with pinhole leaks developing throughout the 102,000-square-foot structure.


High-Profile $220 Million Development Proves CPVC Can Handle Additional Demands of High-Rise Construction While Reducing Installation Time and Costs

Hotel and Motel

A lot can change in the building industry over five years–especially prices. The owners of The W Hotel and Residences in Fort Lauderdale discovered that harsh reality after five years of construction delays due to permitting issues and redesigns. When construction finally did move forward in 2005, the owners were presented with new budgets as the result of skyrocketing material costs.


Tranquility Plumbing Chooses FlowGuard Gold® CPVC System to Meet Tight 30-Day Construction Schedule

Single Family

When Chris Foust, owner of Tranquility Plumbing in Fort Myers, Fla., heard that his client Morrison Homes was building a home to support charity, he knew he wanted to be part of the project – even though the builder planned to create the home from foundation to completion in a daunting 30 working days or less.


Trojahn Plumbing Chooses FlowGuard Gold® And Corzan®Cpvc Pipe And Fittings For Million-Dollar Condos at The Crescent; Saves Developer $50,000

Multi Family

Greg Friederich, vice president of operations for St. Louis-based Trojahn Plumbing Systems, thought he would never use anything but copper for the commercial plumbing systems he installs. After all, he had used nothing but copper since 1973 when he first joined the profession.


Lubrizol CPVC Piping Offers Cost Savings, Simple Installation For Birmingham Hotel Construction

Hotel and Motel

To accommodate the influx of conference attendees visiting the new Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) in Birmingham, Ala., a major global hotel chain began construction in 2011 of a 290-room, nine-story, $50 million hotel. With city officials deeply invested in the success of the project, and local media closely monitoring the construction progress, the hotel decision makers were committed to making sure the hotel was ready on budget and on time. This dedication influenced every facet of the project design, construction and installation process, including the choice of plumbing system materials.


Sagamore Plumbing and Heating Puts FlowGuard Gold®/Corzan® CPVC Plumbing System to the Test at Sunrise of Braintree Senior Living Community

Healthcare

John Harold tried something new when he selected a combination FlowGuard Gold ® /Corzan ® CPVC plumbing system for Sunrise of Braintree, a senior assisted-living project in Braintree, Mass.


FlowGuard Gold® Pipe & Fittings Offer Luxury Home Builder a Consistent, Dependable Solution for Residential Plumbing

Single Family

As a premier builder of custom, luxury residential homes in the Milwaukee area, Kings Way seeks out the best building products and solutions offered to ensure a quality, customized home its customers will cherish for years to come.