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Royal Children´s Hospital

For the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, it was vital to keep the chilled beam system clean and free from contaminants.

Quality and installation speed with Viega’s copper press technology

Major building programs such as the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne, Australia, require sophisticated solutions to construction and fit-out requirements. The sheer size of these projects and the number of coordinated installations required can lead to bottlenecks, along with time and cost blow-outs.

Improved installation efficiency

With thousands of joints to be completed in multiple copper tube systems, project contractors were very receptive to the Viega Profipress press connection technology (Australian standard). “Our decision to use Viega Profipress on this project came down to the speed of installation and our faith in the quality of the product,” says Paul Barnes, Construction Manager, CDC Plumbing, contractor on the RCH project.

Enhanced processing safety – Massive savings

The Viega Profipress system removes the need for heat, gas and flame on the worksite. This delivers massive savings in installation time along with improvements in joint performance. “This is a big project and the time we saved on all those overhead joints not only reduced our on-site time, but flowed on to reduced platform hire and less interference with other on-site trades,“ says Paul.

OH&S and fire risks eliminated

Mechanical services contractors A.G. Coombs Pty Ltd and joint venture partners A.E. Smith & Son Pty Ltd also employed the Viega Profipress system. “It’s vital to keep the chilled beam system clean and free from contaminants,“ says Kevin Wilson, spokesman for the mechanical services team. “By using Viega Profipress, we removed the normal contamination risks that occur from silver soldering the pipework.“

Object Royal Children´s Hospital
Location Melbourne, Australia
Year 2014
Object Type Renovation
Area of use Health
Installation CDC Plumbing, A.G. Coombs Pty Ltd, A.E. Smith & Son Pty Ltd