Tackling Labour Shortages
As most people know, due to the high number of retiring workers and the insufficient number of new hires, and despite the efforts of the government to bring in skilled foreign talent, Canadian construction employers are struggling with labour shortages.
For more and more employers, namely in the roofing industry, the best approach to make their work easier is to find ways to reduce the amount of time and labour necessary on job sites without cutting corners. With productivity, quality and profitability in mind, many contractors turn to products that are easier – therefore faster – to install and processes that are more efficient.
2-1 SOPRASMART BOARD are high-performance base-sheet panels made of an SBS-modified bitumen membrane laminated on a support panel (asphaltic board, high-density polyiso, or fibreboard). Not only do 3-1 SOPRASMART BOARD feature the base-sheet and support panels, but they also include polyiso insulation.
Their performance is proven; see these tests carried out by SOPREMA.
3-1 SOPRASMART BOARD - Test
Three people completing a 720 ft2 project with a conventional system
Three people completing a 720 ft2 project with a SOPREMA 3-in-1 system
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Results: It took 52 minutes for Team 1 and 21 minutes for Team 2. Savings of 31 minutes!
2-1 SOPRASMART BOARD – Test
Five people completing a 768 ft2 project with a conventional system
Four people completing a 768 ft2 project with SOPREMA 2-in-1 system
Results: It took 3:07 hours for Team 1 and 2:01 hours for Team 2. Savings of 56 minutes!