Centre Municipal, St Constant, Quebec

The new Centre Municipal, has an area of approximately 2,550 square meters, and will offer several multifunctional rooms. Gripple supplied it’s range of cable hangers to this project with the Duct Trapeze and Express hanger been used for the suspension of all ductwork.

                     TIME SAVINGS
                        70 HOURS
1.75 WEEKS
  • Building Type: Goverment
  • Main Contractor: Decarel
  • MEP Contractor: TBC Construction
  • Building Structure: Metal Deck
  • Services: HVAC

The new Centre Municipal, has an area of approximately 2,550 square meters, and will offer several multifunctional rooms which will be used for events, storage and offices for the Recreation Department.

Gripple was chosen by the Contractor for the suspension of round and square ductwork throughout the building. This project was a trial site for first time Gripple user TBC Construction. They had a job to be completed quicker than the given delivery date, without the use of Gripple products TBC Construction wouldn’t have been able to complete the project on time.

Centre Municipal is the first one of TBC Constructions’ projects to benefit from using Gripple products. They took advantage of Gripple’s Express hanger and Duct Trapeze. Both products were installed for the fast suspension of ductwork, also allowing for rapid adjustment as no setting keys were required.

Both products improved health and safety on-site as no tools or ‘hot works’ permits were required for the installation. The Duct Trapeze and Express hanger are both industry approved and SMACNA verified.

As the contractor swapped from threaded rod to Gripple cable kits, for every foot of Gripple cable specified to replace threaded rod, it is estimated that a saving of 2.7 lbs of embodied CO2 is realized. This equates to a total embodied CO2 saving of up to 95% when switching from threaded rod to Gripple cable hangers.

The TBC Construction saved 70 hours in total due the quick installation which equated to an overall saving of $4,900. 

“We chose to use Gripple for its excellent customer service. The TM was able to provide us with a solution and on-site support, the TM met all expectations for a 1st time user. Our project benefitted from full solution kits instead of using different accessories, adapters and tools. Gripple was also easy install no matter what type of structure it was for.”
Pascal Cloutier, Foreman, TBC Construction

  Gripple Solution Traditional Method
Overview Duct Trapeze and No.2 Express 3000ft of Threaded Rod, Nuts, Anchors, Washers, V-Bracket, Half Moon, Unistrut, Beam Clamps
Material cost $2,600 $3,300
Installation time 13 hours 83 hours
Labour rate (per hour) $60 $60
Total labour cost $780 $4,980
Total cost $3,380 $8,280

*Figure based on one installer working for eight hours a day

Tags: Building Services

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