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ZEN Industries eNewsletter:
May 2019

Layout Solutions for HVAC Contractors

Automation Provides a Competitive Edge

Trimble Guide- The Lay of the LandTraditionally, 25% of the time installing ductwork on the construction site has been taken up with marking and placing hangers.

By automating the layout process with robotic stations and software solutions, the speed of layout can be more than tripled and labor costs reduced by up to 85%.

In today’s sophisticated environment, even small contractors must look to automated solutions to remain competitive.

Onsite labor equipped with ladders and tape measures are no longer able to meet the tight budgets and compressed build schedules of today’s projects.

Trimble, a California based company best known for its GPS and positioning technologies, has developed a Guide aimed at helping you choose a layout solution that’s right for your business.

The Guide is called The Lay of the Land, Finding the Right Layout Solution. In it, you’ll learn:

  • How the right layout tools help you gain efficiencies in both time and resources.

  • How to choose a Layout Solution by considering 4 critical factors.

  • How the features and benefits of layout solutions relate to your business, whether you are a small, medium, or large contractor.

These laser layout tools and accompanying software solutions are not exclusively for HVAC work, but can be applied to all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing layouts, as well as formwork jobs.

Using modern layout solutions, one person can accurately layout up to 300 points in a single workday. Contractors save significantly on layout labor, giving them the opportunity to assign skilled labor more effectively, improve accuracy and quality control, and scale up to larger projects by using universal software solutions that apply to a variety of laser positioning tools.

Coordinating with ZEN M.E.P. for Real Savings

ZEN M.E.P. Computer Drafting of HVAC ductworkAt ZEN Industries, our estimating and building information modeling division (ZEN M.E.P.) has years of experience working with layout solutions and laser equipped robotic stations.

When it comes to Layout Solutions, our experienced CAD designers provide precise 3D models for use with laser layout systems in the field, precisely locating hanger positions for installation crews.

At ZEN, we pride ourselves on developing cutting edge services designed to save HVAC contractors time, money, and aggravation. By using BIM techniques, ZEN is able to provide advanced services like coordination drawings, making the life of every construction manager and general contractor far easier.

  • Keeping the trades coordinated and preventing interference with structural framing, ceilings, partitions, equipment, lights, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, conveying systems, and other services.

  • Reducing document errors and omissions, including minimized rework of shop drawings.

  • Minimized “do-overs” in the field and shortened project times.

  • Reduced construction costs and improved profits.

Shouldn’t you be working with a company ready to be your comprehensive partner in duct manufacturing, estimating, shop drawings, and more? Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!

The ZEN Way - Delivering Competitive Advantages

Shop Drawings from ZEN IndustriesAt ZEN Industries, we believe many of the HVAC technologies considered cutting edge today have only begun to have their true impact.

We pride ourselves on an industry leading approach to the changing world of both HVAC fabrication and installation.

That’s why we’ve pioneered specific approaches and ancillary services that, taken together, we call The ZEN Way.

  • Exceptionally accurate project estimating that combines decades of experience with the latest layout automations and building information management.

  • The elimination of field measuring and sketching labor through the use of advanced coordination drawing and shop drawing capabilities.

  • Optimization of on-site labor through delivery of precision fit, wrapped and labeled pieces that take the puzzle work out of installation, reducing time and saving money.

  • Avoidance of on-site trade conflicts by careful eliminating collision issues before installation saves both the aggravation of trouble-shooting on-site and the labor of solving problems that never needed to happen in the first place.

The ZEN Way has been proven to save contractors up to 35% over traditional methods! Would you like to work with ZEN Industries? It’s easy, give us a call at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!

Ductwork Fabrication Experts

ZEN Industries Ductwork Fabrication

Whether you rely on traditional ductwork installation techniques or employ the latest laser layout tools, At ZEN Industries, we are experts in duct fabrication. Our capabilities include rectangular, round spiral, double wall spiral, and flat oval spiral, while producing ductwork in a variety of specialty metals, such as:

  • Galvanized G-90

  • Stainless Steel

  • Aluminum

  • PCD Polyvinyl Coated

  • Galvanneal (paint grip)

  • Available in gauges 16 through 26

Want to hear more? Call us at 877-600-0274, or visit our Contact Us page today!
why we’ve pioneered specific approaches and ancillary services that, taken together, we call The ZEN Way.

Success in All About Great Service

Founded in 1999 on a set of unbreakable core principles, ZEN strives to provide top-quality fabrication, advice, and planning for our customers. We’re celebrating our 20th year in business!

The quality of our HVAC duct work is of the highest caliber and our price is competitive with the best in the industry. Of course, ZEN Industries Inc. gains its edge with unbeatable service, and service means people - it's about our experienced personnel and the relationships we build with each and every customer

Learn more at www.ZENindustries.com


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