Monthly Archives: November 2016

Masonry company Wasco puts new bricklaying robot to the test

Since its founding 50 years ago, local commercial masonry company Wasco has worked on Nissan Stadium, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Ascend Amphitheater, among others. This year, the company has broken some new ground of its own by being the first in the region to use the SAM100 bricklaying robot, most recently as part of its work on the new Welch College campus in Gallatin. Read More

Construction Plays Catch-Up with Disruptive Technology, Innovation

One labor-saving use of technology cited by the Wall Street Journal is a robotic bricklayer from Construction Robotics. It can pick up bricks, apply mortar and lay them with quality and precision. The robot is guided by a human who types in instructions via a tablet app. The Semi-Automated Mason (SAM) 100 relies on humans to load it with bricks, but otherwise does the work itself. The company has five of the units for rent. Read More