Safe drinking water installation with Profipress
In the fast-growing city of Panama City, Panama, you’ll find the first Westin Hotel Resort franchise in the country – the Westin Playa Bonita Hotel with 26 floors and 610 rooms. Built on the beach overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean and flanked by lush rainforests, the Westin Playa Bonita is near celebrated sites and just a 20-minute drive from Panama City itself. During the hotel’s construction, the developer Empresas Bern counted on Viega press technology.
Empresas Bern has been at the forefront of real estate business in Panama since 1978. As a leader in the residential, commercial and hotel industry, the company has successfully completed more than 125 projects. According to project manager Cesar Broce, engineer with Empresas Bern, the decision to use a Viega system stemmed from the easy installation methods.
Quick and easy installation
Empresas Bern installed Profipress (US standard) for the drinking water installation as well as some mechanical applications such as air conditioning equipment throughout the Westin Playa Bonita Hotel. They reported that even though they made well over 100,000 joints with the Viega system, they did not experience a single leak. Profipress allowed them to complete the installation faster than traditional pipe joining methods and provided peace of mind for the security against leaks and performance failures.
"Also because of the limited space available to access the lines, our engineers decided on using Profipress because they saw the speed, simplicity and security of the system," Broce said. "It was installed and tested – a complete success!"
"We received excellent support. First with the design and then with the supply and supervision of the job. Viega was very focused on supporting our personnel with both on-site and off-site training," Broce said. "It is our intention to continue using Viega systems on all of our projects. We recommend it enthusiastically."