Tech Tip: RhinoBond Labor Allocation
With the current pandemic, RhinoBond offers the option to meet COVID-19 restrictions for social distancing by allowing team members to work six-feet or more from each other. Each RhinoBond welding tool only requires one person to operate, and in conjunction with the RhinoTrac, you can keep crew members distanced during a roofing project.
How should I organize my crew for a RhinoBond project?
RhinoBond allows a roof crew to capitalize on the ability to perform simultaneous work by repositioning labor across the roof as needed. This allows the roof project to be completed with fewer steps, potentially increasing the team’s productivity, and saving time and money in the process.
Depending on your crew size, you can switch around laborers to perform different tasks during the welding process. While every crew size is different and every project is different, we will show you a case of a labor allocation and rotation using an eight-person crew to help as an example:
All eight laborers tear-off old roof.
As soon as enough roof is torn off, two crew members begin laying out insulation and cover board if required.
When 25-30 sheets of 4 x 8 insulation (and cover board) have been laid down, two crew members start marking grid pattern for fastening, using an 8-foot template and chalk lines.
Once the insulation is marked, two crew members can begin securing it with specified fasteners and RhinoBond plates. Use RhinoTrac for faster installation.
Note: Secure just enough insulation to accommodate two rolls of membrane, then blow off all dirt and debris.
Once surface is cleared of dirt/debris, three crew members begin rolling out membrane.
Note: Pre-heat and calibrate seam welder.
When two rolls of membrane have been laid, one crew member begins welding seams. Once seams are sealed, this section of the roof is dry, and two crew members can calibrate RhinoBond tools, while one crew member begins detail work.
Once seams are welded, two crew members secure membrane using the RhinoBond tool, and two work on accessories and details while all others rotate back to Step 1.