Cost

Here’s how Laborsavers Prefab can reduce costs over conventional methods:

MATERIALS

Conventional

  • Buy for the project; lesser quantities = higher price
  • Purchase shorter lengths that can be handled and stored in the field better
  • More waste, things that are not readily useable for a task on site get tossed
  • Lost, stolen, and damaged materials
  • Need for stored consumables

Prefab

  • Buying in bulk at a discount
  • Buy longer lengths to optimize use because the equipment is available in a shop to move material
  • Less waste, small pieces can be stored easily
  • Reduce lost, stolen, and damaged materials
  • Reduce over purchase of material, and reduce returns or scrapped material
  • Reduce on site storage
STORAGE AND MATERIAL HANDLING

Conventional

  • Over order to ensure no lost time on job because of missing materials
  • Accept deliveries, store on site, move materials in storage daily to find materials, setup and breakdown daily

Prefab

  • Deliver only what is needed to reduce storage
  • Palletize and move into place to be installed once time
LABOR

Conventional

  • Increased hours for install
  • Higher skilled labor in the field doing lower level tasks
  • Variability in products causing rework and defects
  • All on site staff must attend daily safety and coordination meetings
  • Higher wage rates for journeymen and apprentice workers

Prefab

  • Reduce hours
  • Lower skill levels required than journeymen craft worker
  • Consistent product
  • Less coordination and safety meetings required in shop
  • Lower rates for manufacturing people