When we first launched the Conqra Apache 4yrs ago, our target market was the residential builder. Now the commercial market is making a play with so many levels of penetrations that the speed at which an Apache can be installed is a winner.
The project manager from this site is full of praise for not only how quickly a Conqra Apache can be installed using 4 simple strips of tape around its base plate, but also the hermetic heat seal weld at the most critical point being where the base flange meets the vertical riser. The quality of this seal cannot be duplicated with a PVC sealing tape. The contractor feedback from his team onsite is that this is so simple to install and helpful when they are navigating their way around a busy site where there are multiple trades working in a confined area, where it’s not realistic to install a physical barrier. Catching even a simple glimpse of the bright SAFETY ORANGE makes contractors more aware of a pending trip hazard.
We are receiving a lot of feedback from approving authorities and specifiers that the product should be mandatory: We at Conqra Apache totally agree with that of course.