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Pacific Hills, a leading real estate developer in Panama, is constantly researching high-performing solutions for its many projects. For its latest project, the Pacific Park Towers residential development, the company implemented the Studor Positive Air Pressure Attenuator (P.A.P.A.), a revolutionary venting solution from the Aliaxis portfolio.

Expert in drainage ventilation systems

Studor is part of Aliaxis since 2017 and is the only brand which specialises in drainage ventilation solutions. The Studor P.A.P.A. helps resolve the problems of positive pressures (transients, back-pressure) within the drainage systems of high-rise projects.
Pacific Hills conducted a study on the Studor P.A.P.A. System, discovering substantial benefits for the building construction process. The results showed that with this product, material and installation costs of drainage ventilation systems could be reduced greatly in buildings with more than 25 floors.

P.A.P.A. eliminates negative effects

The P.A.P.A. System has been implemented in the Pacific Park Towers project with success. “Without the need to install as many pipes, walls can be kept intact, avoiding cracks in the finish of the walls, both internally and externally,” Project Manager Roman Ortega from Pacific Hills says. “We have managed to eliminate the negative effects of a traditional ventilation system and to reduce our execution costs by implementing the P.A.P.A. System.”

According to Ortega, three factors were key in the positive assessment of this product:

  • Technical know-how from both the distributor and the brand
  • Continuous support from the design concept to the installation stage
  • Simplicity of the installation: less materials and less connections means less mistakes by our subcontractors.

“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.