Updated study finds RVK telescopic connectors deliver 44% cost savings
Rising costs of labour and materials are just two of the many challenges the construction industry is currently facing. An 80% reduction in man hours which contributes to a 44% reduction in direct costs are just two of the many benefits of using telescopic connectors instead of rolled steel angles.
We’ve revisited our cost comparison study with up-to-date product and pricing information to evaluate the costs of steel angles (RSAs) in comparison with RVK telescopic connectors to support precast concrete stair landings off core walls. The report features our new generation of stair landing connectors, the RVK 60P, which has a recycled HDPE outer: making it not only more economical, but also a more sustainable choice too.
When the costs of materials and labour were calculated, the study finds telescopic connectors offer:
- An 80% reduction in man hours, which contributes to a total 44% reduction in direct costs compared to using RSAs.
- Robustness anchorage is inherent to design layout, with no need for supplementary measures and expenditure typical of the traditional RSAs support method.
Other additional benefits of using telescopic connectors instead of RSAs include reduced waste, cranage and noise as well as increased safety, robustness, speed and efficiency. Although these value-adds are outside the scope of this study, all are factors which further contribute to bottom line savings for the contractor.