For mechanical contractors that specialize in fabricating and installing sophisticated medical gas and process piping systems, hospital projects pose a number of unique challenges. Construction sites often have limited material storage space, timelines can be tight and complex plumbing and electrical systems can make it challenging to fit all needed components into a wall or ceiling space.

Dynamic Systems, Inc., an Austin-based mechanical contractor, finds that HOLDRITE’s engineered secondary pipe support and alignment bracket systems make a significant difference in their ability to efficiently meet these challenges. HOLDRITE products help them reduce costs and increase storage space – a win/win for Dynamic Systems and its clients.

Eliminating the Hassle of Making Trapezes

Before they discovered the HOLDRITE® EZ-Strut™ telescoping galvanized trapezes, Dynamic Systems made their trapezes out of strut. Strut typically comes in 20-foot lengths, and takes many hours to cut  down to the one- to four-foot lengths that are actually needed.

“When we’re working on a hospital project with multiple floors,” explains Dynamic Systems Project Superintendent Denny Gosser, “we really don’t want to bring in 20-foot lengths of anything. There’s just no room for it. With HOLDRITE EZ-Strut we get an easy telescoping trapeze that comes pre-manufactured in a box of 25 brackets. Two models provide telescoping options from 12 inches to 40 inches. It’s easy to store these types of products in a building that’s already having problems with over-storage of material during the construction process.”

Speeding Up Installations and Supports for Fixture Stub-Outs

HOLDRITE brackets also help Dynamic Systems install fixture stub-outs more efficiently. The HOLDRITE #107-18 copper bonded brackets are used to support domestic water stub-outs, while the #114-C copper toilet carrier brackets are used to hold the stub-outs for the flush valves. Gosser finds that both are faster and easier to install than other options.

“The HOLDRITE #107-18 copper bonded bracket takes just two screws and two solder joints to install,” Gosser states, “and you don’t need to put any clamps on it because it’s already copper-plated so the tubing solders right to it. The 114-C copper toilet bracket just bolts to the carrier, so it’s all in one package. This really helps with our pre-fabrication work. In general, we’ve found that HOLDRITE products go in faster, are already pre-manufactured, come in boxes that are easy to store on the project, and are installer-friendly.”

Conclusion

Contractors who are looking for ways to increase the efficiency of their projects should not overlook the importance of the secondary pipe supports that they use. Well-designed pipe and equipment supports, manufactured by HOLDRITE, will reduce costs, standardize high quality installations and maximize the limited storage space available on most jobsites.

 For more information about Dynamic Systems, Inc., visit www.dynamicsystemsusa.com.