New Academic Pavilion St-Jean Garrison (Electrical), St. Jean-sur-Richilieu, Quebec

The new three-storey $77-million academic pavilion forms part of a new construction for the Canadian Defence. Y-Fit Express hangers were used on this project for the suspension of electrical basket tray.

                     TIME SAVINGS
                        40 HOURS
  • Building Type: Military
  • Consultant: AECOM
  • Main Contractor: Decarel
  • MEP Contractor: R.G.F Electrique
  • Building Structure: Metal Deck and Concrete
  • Services: Basket Tray

The Saint-Jean Garrison is located in Quebec and has constructed a pavilion for the Leadership and Recruit School which provides improved training facilities for the Canadian Forces.

The three-storey 18,000m2 building will welcome new recruits and officer candidates for training in modern facilities.

The building is constructed from metal deck and concrete and Gripple was chosen by the Contractor for the suspension of electrical basket tray.

The Gripple Y-Fit kit with Express hanger and Snap Hook end fixing was used and is ideal for installing balanced electrical containment. The product offers a single point suspension with double hanging points which is quick to install and gives flexibility for height adjustment with a keyless release mechanism.

Unlike the traditional method of threaded rod, unistrut, nuts, washers and anchors, the Gripple solution requires no ‘hot works’, thus improving health and safety during installation on-site. It is also easy to move and handle, and manage stock due to the fact it is delivered to site boxed in ready-to-use kits.

The Contractor saved $2,290 in total on this project due the quick installation time, which was 40 hours quicker than if traditional methods had been used. 

“Gripple products serve as a multi-purpose solution, offering flexibility during installation. It is easy to manage stock and is fast to install meaning we were able to make labour savings. ”

Sebastien Dion, Project Manager / Site Superintendent, RGF Electrique 

  Gripple Solution Traditional Method
Overview YXP2-HG-460mm-5FT Threaded rod, unistrut, nuts, washers and bolts
Material cost $1,350 $1,240
Installation time 20 hours  50 hours
Labour rate (per hour) $60 $60
Total labour cost $600 $3,000
Total cost $1,950 $4,240
Tags: Building Services

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