Zurn teams with commercial plumbing educators to conduct time and motion studies

The industry leader in water efficiency, Zurn Industries, LLC, is advancing its leadership position in lean construction solutions by demonstrating hands-on, time calculated installations with a broad spectrum of products and services that deliver significant, quantifiable labor savings.

“This summer we took our lean solutions on the road, joining educators and installers for the ultimate showdown –comparing standard products to Zurn labor saving solutions, says Dave Gomo, manager, National Contractor Accounts. “By installing the products in a side-by-side scenario, we were able to calculate the true bottom-line savings that benefit our customers.”

One example is the Z415-BZ Post-Pour Adjustable Drain, which was measured against a conventional floor drain. The installation time for the Z415-BZ was 13 minutes vs. the 31 minutes required to ensure leveling of the conventional floor drain. The Zurn Z415-BZ yielded a 58% reduction in total installation time.

Recognized for its industry-leading line carry, the Zurn Z1201 EZCarry Carrier also offers multiple labor saving options. In one side-by-side comparison, a bank of three Z1201 base models vs. the ZF1201 [one-piece faceplate option] were installed. The ZF1201 integrates the carrier legs into the faceplate, reducing components and the need to set the rough-in height. The test revealed a 21 percent reduction in installation time over the traditional carrier.

Zurn will showcase these results and more time-and-motion studies at the 2016 American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) Convention and Expo October 31 - November 1 in Phoenix, AZ. Zurn’s booth number is 411.

Zurn has established a Contractor Advisory Council consisting of industry professionals interested in practicing and growing lean construction opportunities. Through their input and application expertise, Zurn is gaining valuable insight for future product and service innovations.


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