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Prefabrication offers countless benefits to installers, and many of these advantages are passed on to everyone involved with the project. When installers use prefabrication, it also helps building owners in the following ways:
Prefabrication can undeniably reduce the amount of time required for installation. However, prefab offers additional ways to make a contractor’s job easier. By moving most work off-site, several timely tasks become unnecessary:
RUBBER-LINED PIPE CLAMPS:
Rubber-lined pipe clamps are common for installation of single runs of medium- and large-diameter pipe. Many options are available, but most look and behave alike. Pipe clamps that lack less-obvious but key features may force contractors to spend hours reworking installations. Labor is often the largest expense associated with pipe installations, and the price can quickly increase if unplanned work is required.
Prefabrication can greatly reduce the amount of time needed to complete a variety of job site tasks. In particular, it can make an installer's job much easier.
Read on to learn about prefabrication's top three benefits to installers.
One of the biggest health risks to installers who frequently work with concrete is exposure to crystalline silica dust. Crystalline silica is found in many naturally-occurring minerals and is common in concrete. Although harmless in a set slab, when the set concrete is drilled or cut, the dust flies into the air and can be easily breathed in by a contractor who is not taking proper precautions. An estimated 2 million workers are at risk of negative health effects in the United States alone.
PERKS OF WIRE ROPE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Installers enjoy using wire rope support systems because they are flexible, adaptable and have a great strength-to-weight ratio. However, in order to enjoy all of the benefits of the system, it is important to select a product that is user friendly.
PRODUCT OF THE YEAR:
Called a one-of-a-kind product, the CADDY Telescoping Strut Replacement has been recognized as an award-winning alternative to using strut-based trapeze. EC&M named the CADDY TSR1220R its 2017 Product of the Year platinum award winner for fasteners, hangers and accessories—and the reasons are simple.
This tool-free solution eliminates the need to handle long lengths of strut and cut sections of strut to size. The innovative design also allows contractors to install a trapeze on existing threaded rods without disrupting functioning services.
The motivation behind its product design? “To help end-users save time and money on the job site,” according to Eric Osborn, CADDY Brand Leader. How does it achieve this? Discover three reasons why the TSR1220R earned its Product of the Year nod:
DROP-IN LOOP HANGER:
Traditionally, loop hangers have been commodity products that are mostly similar across manufacturers. Although they are low in material cost and sufficient at holding pipe, they are very difficult to use because of the long, tedious installation process. Most contractors typically install pipe by sliding each section through the hanger individually and then adding turns, sprinkler heads, and branch lines later. The whole process is physically exhausting and involves hours of dangerous overhead work.
The CADDY Drop-in Loop Hanger is designed to make the installation process much safer. Large assemblies can be prefabricated on the ground and installed in one piece.