Roof Equipment Access Connection Hub
A proprietary, Patented building interface system for rooftop equipment connections and penetrations.
simple • innovative • smart
Ralph King, McDonald's owner agrees
Owners and managers agree
The REACH is designed to provide building owners, designers, construction managers and contractors who take their responsibility seriously, the tool to control the quality and productivity of their projects.
Well-defined tasks enhance organization.
REACH's modular design organizes and consolidated the tasks of the individual trades so they can perform their responsibilities completely and independently. From architects and managers, who may not posses the necessary in-depth technical knowledge, down to the contractors who do.
Technology is not held hostage by minimum standards.
The importance of building codes is to regulate minimum standards, but minimum standards should never dominate any project. The REACH System provides a sub-contractor with all the technical requirements needed for equipment connections and penetrations, yet facilitates a blend between new construction and retrofits, or enables the migration of old projects.
Provides consistency and maintains uniformity.
The features of a REACH System empowers the architects to provide a dependable rooftop design, that will incorporate predictable additions. It deliberately maintains the safe, organized and aesthetically pleasing rooftop design, by using simple accessibility.
This simplicity will compel even irresponsible, haphazard contractors to take advantage of this pre-installed, engineered solution, which will maintain the quality of the original design for years to come.
General contractors no longer baby-sit.
The General contractor returns to a position of management and isn't held hostage by contractors with delays that are now within his ability to control.
The modular design of REACH is engineered to support independent work and cross-trade capabilities, eradicating hassles for general contractors while ensuring standards aren't compromised. It reinforces building code compliance and removes the dilemma of choice for sub-contractors, REACH makes decisions obvious. This eliminates the GC's need to scrutinize every aspect of an installation, making certain contractors aren't making sub-standard choices, removing required project elements and wreaking havoc on his project.
No more waiting on mechanical contractors.
The REACH allows the Roofer to seal all the roof penetrations while he is laying the roof, then his job is done. Rough-in is the prime time for Electricians to install all the electrical components for the rooftop equipment. The REACH makes their job self-explanatory, running electrical to pre-installed disconnects on the roof can be done according their schedule. When the Mechanical gets there, all the essential elements are ready for his installation, which includes the power to run his vacuum pumps to charge the refrigeration system.
Quality not undermined by lowest bidder.
When REACH is included in the specifications for a rooftop, then all the sub-contractors will bid the same job. None will squeak-by with inferior work and the caliber of the project won't deteriorate with the bid process.
Initial design on a rooftop significantly deters future hazards.
Owners, designers and construction managers didn't comprehend how considering long-term benefits over short-term economics increased performance, safety and organization. The REACH System is dedicated to managing this consistency.
Leadership Increases Technical Advancements
Owners Take Control
The Facilities Department was quite aware of multiple problems on rooftops, they immediately saw the value and adopted the REACH as their standard for rooftop equipment interfacing. It provided them a method to control and maintain a problem-free rooftop, now it's a requirement.
General Contractors Take Control
Joe chose to use the REACH on his McDonald's projects, because he was tired of returning to new projects, just to resolve roof penetration problems.
During the installation of his first REACH, he recognized his contractor coordination problems were solved. No more wasting 3-hours overseeing and instructing contractors, the REACH is user-friendly and coordinates across-the-trades, easily.
Designers Take Control
Mike is all about fixing and cleaning up messes and he does that using the REACH, as shown on the Lenexa, KS Police Department picture.
One of his sub-contractors wanted to know if he was aware of the REACH cost. Mike asked that sub-contractor, "Do you know all the problems the REACH solves"?