DEER VALLEY STORAGE

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AN ATLAS MASONRY PROJECT

DEER VALLEY STORAGE CASE STUDY

32” BLOCK + MULE = THE MULE METHOD

SMART LIFTING FOR OVERSIZED MATERIALS.

MULE Method is revolutionizing the way masons build. In the Spring of 2021 Deer Valley Storage, a storage facility in Phoenix, Arizona was spec’d to build with over 30k 8x8x32 CMU. Both the project Architect and  General Contractor agreed to the use of over-sized block considering  both the productivity and liability upside.

The Deer Valley Storage project was converted from a full 8x8x16 CMU scope to 33,400 8x8x32 and 2,600 8x8x16. The innovative Masonry Contractor, Atlas Masonry, presented this as the evolution of masonry to the General Contractor and Architect.  Their buy-in allowed Atlas Masonry to build faster, safer, and with unparalleled precision.

Construction Robotics was on-site with the Masonry team to train them on the MULE for the first few days of block laying. By the end of the first week the masons fully embraced the MULEs and recognized immediate productivity gains and less fatigue.

Atlas Masonry deployed 6 MULEs    on this projects, placing 4 MULEs on their hydromobile scaffolding 20 feet a part and leveraged 2 MULEs at the ground level for interim work.

Working with the MULE Method in mind added time back to the General Contractors schedule, and generated a 2x productivity gain for the Mason without the risk of injury.

The teams were initially spec’d at 7 masons and 5 tenders. With the use of MULEs Atlas Masonry was able to reduce labor to 4 Masons and 4 Tenders, and resulting in a 2x productivity gain!

Looking for ways to build smarter? The MULE empowers all trades to re-think the way they perform repetitive heavy lifting, empowering teams to increase productivity and reduce injury/fatigue.

Construction Robotics (CR) is a world leader in robotics, semi-autonomous and lift-assist equipment robotics and automation equipment focused on the construction industry.

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

MATERIAL:

8″x8″x32″

PROJECT TYPE:

STORAGE

BLOCK COVERAGE:

36,100 SQ FT

ATTACHMENTS:

CMU GRIPPER
1” – 2 ¼” – 7 LBS

“Building with MULEs and 8x8x32 CMU is a game-changer. My crew was skeptical, but within a week we were building faster with less masons and bigger block. It’s a no-brainer.”

SEAN SESSA
OWNER OF ATLAS MASONRY

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