Full prefabrication yields the most time, money and safety benefits to installers. However, there are situations where, due to the scope of the project, full prefabrication is not possible or practical. Even without a large project or prefabrication shop, installation time can be significantly decreased by partially prefabricating.
Trapeze is easy to prefabricate since it is repeatable and easy to plan. Cutting the rod and strut and attaching the service can be difficult in the field, but very easy when moved offsite. The rod and strut can be cut in bulk and a team in an offsite shop can quickly assemble the modules without interfering with other crews on the jobsite. The predictability of the working environment and repeated tasks result in significant time savings for the contractor.
Attaching at Structure
Once the trapeze is completed and the service is attached, it is important to have hardware that can hang the whole installation quickly and without disassembly. nVent CADDY Rod Lock is ideal for prefabrication because the threaded rod only needs to be pushed into place. No threading is required.
nVent CADDY Spring Steel Rod Lock structural attachments work best for light- and medium-duty services. The innovative “push-to-install” feature of Rod Lock is now available with a variety of nVent CADDY fasteners, like hammer-on beam clamps and shot-fire brackets. The fastener is quickly installed to structure and the module is simply pushed into place.
nVent CADDY Rod Lock Spring Steel Rod Hangers incorporate Rod Lock push-to-install technology that allows for the quick installation of threaded rod. They can be used wherever a threaded rod structural attachment is needed for a light-duty installation, including single threaded rod drops, but can provide significant time saving to contractors when used for partial prefabrication.
Even when full prefabrication is not practical, prefabbing smaller elements, like lightweight trapeze, electrical box on a rod and attaching them to the structure with Spring Steel Rod Lock can save installers time and money. Click here to learn more about the Spring Steel Rod Lock product offering and how it can help you on your next project.