Fixture Install

kwired

Electron manager
Location
NE Nebraska
Thanks. This is contrary to what other here say...some say it takes less time.
Takes less time than if you were assembling on a ceiling you could reach without ladder, scaffold, lift...

on a 10 foot ceiling maybe not an extreme difference, you are still able to carry more items with you on a lift than on a ladder as a general rule and it can go faster than it does on a ladder because of it. If you are doing a simple task on low ceiling like just installing a trim, it could be possible that the ladder is faster, or if there is obstacles to have to maneuver the lift around that can slow it down.

If you have a situation with a boom type lift, you may be able to reach multiple luminaires without having to move the base of the lift, that can speed things up.

Lots of things to factor in and every install will have it's own set of those factors.
 

cdslotz

Senior Member
Lots of things to factor in and every install will have it's own set of those factors.
Yes....but when estimating, you use the higher labor unit based on height........period.
Estimators don't have time to consult how things are to be done in the field.
If the "book" says to factor the labor....I factor the labor
 
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