BURNING THE MIDNIGHT OIL
An occupied 12-story commercial building – plus the need to replace nearly all the pipe and fittings – could only call for one thing. Viega ProPress. A crew from Green Team Services Corporation was brought in to update a large commercial office building in downtown Miami that was full of old galvanized pipe. James Terry, Founder and President of Green Team, said they replaced “every single piece of water pipe in that building,” which includes a restaurant on the first floor. Built in 1970, much of the mechanical equipment in the 140,000-square-foot building needed an upgrade. The company that had recently purchased the building decided to put in new chillers and replace the domestic water system. But because the building was fully occupied, it made things trickier, meaning Viega was even more attractive as the solution. Work took about a month and a half in total. There were multiple phases to the job – changing over galvanized pipe to copper and installing new ball valves on each floor. There were multiple low- and high-pressure mains into the building, plus the team put in a new pump skid.
CREW COMPLETES OVERNIGHT PROPRESS INSTALL 16 | Viega Voice | November 2018
The first phase included running all new 4" piping in the mechanical room which was in the basement. Terry said his crew spent about three weeks installing new water mains and then came back for a large overnight shutdown. “We had 11 plumbers for 12 hours, overnight, from 9 p.m. to 9 a.m. It was a real marathon!” he said. “It would have been impossible without ProPress. The planning and the