Relevant Case Studies

This case study collection demonstrates the diverse use of vinyl materials in residential and commercial construction. Read on to see how architects and designers choose vinyl to bring their plans to reality.

Environmental Education Center Selects PVC for Water Reuse
PVC pipe’s durability and ease of installation were deciding factors for the engineers selecting materials for a “marsh machine” at a Philadelphia wildlife refuge. The project gained national recognition when it was named one of the Earth Day Top 10 Green Projects this year by the American Institute of Architects’ Committee on the Environment (COTE) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy.

The Next Best Thing to Birds' Eye Maple - PVC Pipe!
Princeton architect Michael Graves creates a solid wood look in his 2,500-volume library with painted PVC pipe and fiberboard shelving. Faux bois paint finish provides consistency hard to achieve with real wood.

Grace Under Pressure: PVC Pipe Resilient in Earthquake That Foiled Other Materials
The California private utility known as the Valencia Water Company was able to compare the performance of three pipe materials - asbestos cement, PVC and steel - during the catastrophic Northridge earthquake of January 17, 1994, and found that PVC outperformed the others in a big way.