Exoskeletons For Bricklayers: Science Fiction Is Now Reality

 
 
 
 

Exoskeletons For Bricklayers: Science Fiction Is Now Reality

 

When we think of exoskeletons, the image of Iron Man might be the first thing that comes to mind…of course, who wouldn’t want to try out a suit like that! But the exoskeleton for the masonry industry, which we will be sharing with you today, didn’t come out of a movie script. It came from the collaboration between an innovative company, Mawashi Science & Technology, and a visionary entrepreneur and bricklayer, Mr. Armand Rainville, who wanted to better the lives of the men & women working in that trade.

 

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Integrating BIM-M Into Your Business

 

One of the greatest challenges facing the concrete construction industry is a lack of quality, coordinated, and timely information. Today, Building Information Modeling for Masonry (BIM-M) software can help contractors who plan and place concrete overcome this challenge. With the right BIM-M software, it’s possible to create data-rich constructible models that can be leveraged throughout the pre-construction and construction project phases.

 

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Staying Healthy While You Work

 

You’ve started your day off right. You got a good night’s sleep, enjoyed a healthy breakfast, and stretched your body to warm up. After you hop in your truck and arrive at work, you head out to the jobsite to start your day. However, just because you’re starting your workday, does not mean you should ever stop working at staying healthy. From the very beginning as a hod carrier or tender, you are lifting, bending, twisting, pulling, stretching, and kneeling all day long.

 

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The Massive Hidden Cost

 

What do you think the largest cost in the construction industry is? What if the largest cost in our industry was something you could not see? As many of us were, I was always taught that labor was the largest cost of a project. Materials are mostly a fixed, predictable cost, but labor was the line item that could make or break us. But is it the largest cost?

 

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