The project’s design and construction team included Skanska USA Building’s Oregon operations., OPSIS Architecture, Gerding Edlen, and Bratton Masonry. This project had both 8” and 12” normal weight concrete masonry units being used and Due to COVID-19 social distancing requirements and 2-man lift requirements, the project was at a standstill as the team looked for a solution. Working with the CR implementation team they decided to start with 6 MULEs on this project, which was the first time for both the GC and the mason contractor.
Once the team was training and Construction Robotics Best Practices were implemented the field staff fully embraced the MULEs and recognized immediate productivity gains.
Bratton masonry added 3 additional MULEs to the project after seeing massive results, bringing the total to 9.