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Renowned Panama developer chooses Studor P.A.P.A. for high-rise projects

Pacific Hills is a leading real estate developer in Panama, with over 30 years of experience and more than 3,000 construction projects, including high-rise apartment buildings, offices, hospital wards and commercial premises.

Founded in 1986, Pacific Hills is known for top-quality projects incorporating innovative concepts that appeal to the needs of a demanding market. The Pacific Park Towers residential development in the Edison Park neighbourhood of Panama City is one of Pacific Hills’ latest high-profile projects. Featuring two, three and four bedroom suites, along with tennis courts, pools and plenty of green space, this 33-storey complex offers premium levels of comfort and quality to residents.

For Roman Ortega, Project Manager, researching high-performing solutions for Pacific Hills’ many projects is an ongoing priority. Recently he conducted a study on the Studor P.A.P.A. System, discovering substantial benefits for the building construction process. His research showed that with the Studor P.A.P.A., material and installation cost can be greatly reduced in drainage ventilation systems in buildings over 25 floors. Without the need to install as many pipes, walls can be kept intact, avoiding unsightly cracks in the finish of the walls, both internally and externally.

The Studor P.A.P.A. (Positive Air Pressure Attenuator) is a revolutionary ‘world-first’ system developed to resolve the problems of positive pressures (transients/back-pressure) within the drainage systems of multi-storey and high-rise developments. Combined with the Studor Air Admittance Valves (AAVs), it offers a complete venting solution for any multi-storey building over 10 storeys high.

“The implementation of the P.A.P.A. System has resolved the problems we had with projects previously, specifically in regards to the final quality of the project,” says Roman Ortega. “Moreover, for buildings higher than 25 floors, the reduction of costs in labour and materials has been proven.”

Roman Ortega cites three factors that were key in his positive assessment of the Studor P.A.P.A.:  “Technical know-how from both the distributor and the brand, continuous support from the design concept to the installation stage, and the simplicity of the installation – less materials and less connections means less mistakes by our subcontractors,” he says. “We have managed to eliminate the negative effects of a traditional ventilation system and reduce the execution costs by implementing the P.A.P.A. System. I would suggest the Studor P.A.P.A. System for any new building taller than 25 floors, or for rectification works where drainage systems are complicated,” he concludes.

Studor is the only brand which specialises in drainage ventilation solutions, and has been leading the industry in this field since 1975. It is now part of Aliaxis, an integrated multinational organisation.

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