Another brick in the wall…


SAM (semi-automated mason) is bringing challenge to our cherished bricklayers by demonstrating significant productivity increases.

300-500 bricks a day (human) vs 800-1200 bricks a day (robot)

Fortunately for those remaining skilled masons, which tragically is a dying trade in my view, SAM can only lay straight walls. I can testify that some bricklayers can’t even do that!


Robot “bricky”