Pre-fabricated rigid support solution offering speed, flexibility and efficient use of space, for the installation of electrical
The new ‘Under One Roof’ mixed-use 9,000 sq.ft facility will offer the Squamish community improved and centralized access to food, shelter and support services. Gripple supplied Fast Trak™ and QT Compact Clamps on this project for the suspension of all piping.
| TIME SAVINGS
|WORKING WEEKS SAVED*
The District of Squamish and Squamish Helping Hands Society are working in partnership with BC Housing to create a new “Under One Roof’ facility that will offer the Squamish community improved and centralized access to food, shelter and support services. The 9,000 sq. ft building is spread over 6 floors with 45 residential units.
Gripple was chosen by the Contractor for the suspension of the piping throughout the building, the speed of installation enabled JQ Mechanical to complete the project on time. Before Gripple products could be installed they had to be approved by the Consultant and Project Owner – this didn’t cause any delays to the installation process, as Gripple was able to provide the relevant documents and product approvals for the products.
This project was the first one in Canada to benefit from using Fast Trak™. It was installed throughout the project as it is a prefabricated rigid support solution, arriving on site in easy to carry packs, labelled up with the exact floor and location for installation.
The system is up to six times faster to install than traditional suspension systems. It is a complete, off-site solution that minimizes health and safety concerns, along with zero waste due to the tracks bending neatly under the bracket. Gripple’s QT Compact Clamps were installed onto the Fast Trak™ brackets as they are ideal for applications where space is restricted, the quarter-turn attachment to the bracket is quick and easy.
The Contractor saved 102 hours in total due the quick installation which equated to an overall saving of $6,160.
“For our long straight runs nothing beats Fast Trak™. We will be using it on all of our future piping jobs. Also, Gripple provided the best customer service I have ever had from a vendor.”
Jamie Cook, PM, JQ Mechanical
|Gripple Solution||Traditional Method|
|Overview||Fast Trak™, Low Profile Bracket, QT Compact Clamp||Rod, strut, pipe clamps|
|Installation time||22 hours||124 hours|
|Labour rate (per hour)||$60||$60|
|Total labour cost||$1,320||$7,480|
*Figure based on one installer working for eight hours a day