April 17, 2024

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Construction of Pasco School District’s 3rd High School Utilizes Cutting-Edge Technology

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Construction of Pasco School District’s 3rd High School Utilizes Cutting-Edge Technology
Construction of Pasco School District’s 3rd High School Utilizes Cutting-Edge Technology

Construction is underway on the Pasco School District’s 3rd High School, and crews are utilizing innovative technology to enhance productivity and safety. The technology in question is called MULEs, or material unit life enhancers, which are being used to handle heavy lifting tasks such as the construction of the gymnasium walls using 12-inch blocks.

This marks the first time that MULEs are being utilized in Washington State for a project of this scale. With 299,000 square feet of school to be built, these machines are proving invaluable. “PMI Masonry Inc. has brought them on the high school site to get a test run on them. And this looks like the future of block laying,” says Pasco Schools Construction Program Manager John Weatherby. “It was pretty exciting to watch. Takes a lot of stress off the workers.”

The primary goal behind the use of MULEs is to alleviate the physical strain on masonry workers by eliminating the need for manual lifting. Musculoskeletal injuries, resulting from bending, twisting, and squatting, are commonly associated with masonry work. Weatherby explains, “They had to pick the block up, lift it up over the rebar set, slide it down and then set it in place. The machine picks it up, sets it in place, and then they just do the final set with it. It saves a lot of intense labor.”

While the use of MULEs may not necessarily reduce construction time, as block laying can be performed faster by hand, they significantly decrease the risk of injuries to workers’ shoulders, arms, and wrists. Additionally, developers are collaborating with the masonry industry to explore the production of larger 32-inch-long block units, with the aim of further enhancing efficiency and cost-effectiveness in future masonry projects.

Source: Pasco School District

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