Dusty Robotics for
General Contractors

Reduce risk and compress schedules with robotic multi-trade layout.

While buildings today are modeled digitally in software, they are laid out manually using measuring and marking devices. Manual work introduces the possibility of errors in a project, which create schedule delays and cost overruns. General contractors haven’t had a better option, until now. Dusty Robotics’ BIM-to-field automation brings digital building models directly onto the job site surface, ensuring that the correct design gets built the first time correctly.

With Dusty Robotics FieldPrinter, layout is printed for one or multiple trades in a fraction of the time of manual layout, resulting in significant schedule compression and the opportunity to turn over the building faster. Moreover, since all trades’ layout can be printed in a single pass, communication is significantly improved, conflicts in the field are resolved quickly and installation can commence almost immediately.

Dusty Robotics FieldPrinter gets the job done right the first time.

Reduce Risk

Lay out all framing, finish and doorways in a fraction of the time, allowing your team to start framing sooner in the schedule.

Build directly off the coordinated BIM model with 1/16” accuracy
Identify cross-trade conflicts before installation starts
Compress Schedules
Print all trades’ layout in a single pass
Complete multi-trade layout in days rather than weeks
Start installation almost immediately after layout commences

Three Ways to Reduce Risk
with Robotic Layout

Risk is bad for business, and manual construction layout adds unnecessary risk to your construction project. When manual layout was the only option, there was no choice but to take on this risk. That’s changed. With BIM-to-field robotic layout, there’s a better option in the industry.

Dusty Robotics FieldPrinter significantly reduces construction risk by automating layout for all trades. Using the coordinated BIM model, the FieldPrinter prints directly onto the construction site surface 10x faster than manual layout with 100% accuracy and more information than traditional layout. With Dusty, potential conflicts can be identified earlier in the process, while detailed layout instructions enable installation to be completed correctly the first time.

The Dusty FieldPrinter reduces risk in construction by improving accuracy, communication, and speed.


Optimize Collaboration
Between Trades

Rework is costly and delays schedules, but when conflicts are notidentified until installation, it’s inevitable. With separate layoutschedules, disparate data, and profits at stake, collaboration acrosstrades is challenging. Dusty Robotics FieldPrinter automates multi-tradelayout, enabling trades to work together from the beginning. Workersfrom each trade can walk the floor together to identify potential errors,collaborating to improve the layout, instead of assigning blame.

Dusty’s Multi-Trade Layout:
Improves communication and collaboration
Identifies conflicts quickly
Reduces rework

“What really excited me is the
collaboration between different
systems, different trade teams, using
one platform through the robot”

– David Sharkey III
Senior Project Manager at Skanska USA

Build Directly
Off of BIM

Many builders use BIM to create sophisticated digital models of the
building designs, but with manual layout, mistakes are frequent, and
often the bare minimum of information makes its way onto the site.

With Dusty’s BIM-driven robotic layout, your team maximizes its
investment in BIM, bringing full details from the coordinated model
directly to the construction site surface.

Dusty’s Robotic Layout:
Prints Multi-Trade Layout with 1/16” Accuracy
Provides Detailed Installation Instructions
Guarantees your field teams build what is in the model

“Dusty is going to be a game changer.
It's bringing back what was designed
on the slab quickly, efficiently,
and accurately."

– Andy Leek
VP, Innovation & Technology, PARIC Corporation

Compress Construction

Traditionally, layout consumes several weeks on the construction schedule, allowing time for each trade to mark its measurements
manually. Dusty Robotics FieldPrinter printing multi-trade layout in a single pass compresses weeks of work into mere days.

Dusty Robotics FieldPrinter Empowers the Team to:
Complete Layout 10x Faster
Start Installation Weeks Earlier

“With Dusty, we’re not only getting 100% accuracy but
getting 4-5x improvement in just the layout speed.”

– Joey Davalos
SPW BIM Manager, DPR Construction

Robotic Layout


A: Layout robots automate the process of transferring digital models (BIM or CAD files) out to the field in full size on the floor of the construction site. They are generally used by layout crews who would otherwise be manually marking layout on the floor, either using measuring tape and chalk lines, or with total stations.

What is a layout robot?

A: Multi-trade layout is the process of printing multiple trades’ layout using a layout robot to complete coordinated layout in a fraction of the time as traditional methods. Multi-trade layout incorporates multiple CAD or BIM files, from each of the different trades, and combines them together to be printed in a single pass over the floor. Robotic multi-trade layout gives significant schedule compression and enables installation to commence almost immediately.

What is multi-trade layout?

A: There are multiple ways to structure agreements between GCs and their trade partners. We would be happy to walk you through the options we’ve seen work and discuss options for your particular solution. Please contact us for a free consultation!

How do I pay for it, given that subs typically perform layout?

A: BIM-to-field automated layout benefits all participants in the construction process. Our sales team is well-versed in getting subs on board with robotic multi-trade layout, and they would be happy to assist you on your project. Please contact our sales team to see how we can help you get your subs on board so you all get the benefits of robotic layout.

How do I get my subs to buy in to multi-trade layout?

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competitive advantage?

Invest in your future now with Dusty Robotics’ BIM-driven layout.

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