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Managing rainwater for the Tuscan hospital group

Low noise operation and building efficiency

A major hospital building programme in Italy will provide over 1,700 beds in the Tuscan cities of Lucca, Massa, Pistoia and Prato. Environmental awareness, patient comfort and building efficiency are recurrent characteristics of every design, and Wavin is contributing directly to achieving these goals in all four locations.

All building activity is managed under a single contract by this regional Italian health authority, and in order to maximize project efficiency, the main contractors chose partners who could meet the full range of requirements.

Wavin was recognised as one of the very few potential suppliers of all roof dispersal and internal drainage systems, including those required for all clean and waste water management.

Wavin was involved from the start, providing the highly specialised consultancy we required.
- Leonardo Alderighi, CEO, Alderighi Impianti S.p.A

Wavin's QuickStream siphonic roof drainage system ensures that rainwater can be efficiently dispersed and retained for re-use in irrigation and flushing, while the near-silent SiTech system enables low-noise waste water discharge so patients and staff are not disturbed. Low maintenance costs on all systems were also important and Wavin won here, too.

For Leonardo Alderighi, CEO of prime contractor Alderighi Impianti S.p.A., “Wavin was involved from the start, providing the highly specialised consultancy we required. It was essential that the practical implementation of roof and internal systems could be implemented without modification to the overall building design, and with Wavin’s expertise we achieved this.”

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