SAN FRANCISCO, June 2, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Cloth, the construction robotics company boldly building the future, today announced the launch of its innovative Level 4 Targeted Spray System. Building on the groundbreaking launch of the Canvas Finishing Machine, this new capability enables Canvas partners to deliver new levels of performance to their customers. Developed based on feedback from key customers, at a time of massive labor shortages, unprecedented construction demand and risky construction costs, Level 4 Targeted Spray makes drywall finishing safer and more predictable than ever.
In December 2021, Canvas rolled out its Innovation Partner Program, a collaboration that now includes seven leading technical contractors – Webcor, DPR Construction, Swinerton, Nevell Group Inc., KHS&S, Daley’s Drywall & Taping, Inc. and California Drywall. These industry delegates have demonstrated their commitment to advancing the drywall industry and have been selected by Canvas to participate more directly in creating better outcomes for their workers and projects. The crews of these customers and partners train on the Canvas system and now operate the machines independently.
Their experience using Canvas machines and delivering unparalleled performance to their customers has also given these partners another way to add exceptional value to their projects and drive the industry forward. Level 4 Spot Spray was born out of this need, as partners expressed a desire for the Canvas worker-controlled machine to spray both a Level 5 finish, in which the entire wall is sprayed before sanding; and a Level 4 finish, which targets drywall joints only.
“We started by inventing new processes for drywall with our worker-operated machines and Tier 5 process, but our goal is to provide ongoing solutions for all aspects of our customers’ needs,” said the CEO of Canvas. Kevin Albert. “L4TS is a watershed moment for Canvas as it represents a major leap forward in the capabilities of Canvas Certified Pavers, but also the success of our Innovation Partner Program and our ability to move the industry forward together. We are proud to listen to our customers’ feedback and provide solutions that further improve the drywall finish.”
The new L4TS process not only continues to deliver safety and quality, but now also gives Canvas partners the ability to use the machine on a wider range of projects. By spraying only the seams, L4TS allows contractors to offer their customers greater flexibility in the level of finish on a project, while reducing cycle times and therefore improving schedules.
“Our customers are some of the most innovative companies in the world working on the most demanding projects,” said Daley’s vice president of drywall. Jonathan Hughes. “With L4TS, Daley’s is able to meet our customers’ demands for exceptional quality drywall finishes, while offering much shorter planning times.”
Unprecedented labor shortages and projected construction demands – which require doubling our housing stock by 2040 – have pushed the construction industry to a critical point. Canvas’ approach of putting machines in the hands of skilled workers has helped tackle this growing crisis by training people for the jobs of the future and bringing unprecedented safety, quality and efficiency to the discipline of drywall.
With its new Level 4 capability, coupled with its close relationship with the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades and the Innovation Partnership Program, Canvas continues to set the standard in construction technology and leads the industry. towards a future of better project results and shorter schedules.
“Canvas has not only produced a revolutionary tool for finishing drywall, but they are constantly improving their product in response to industry needs and our own challenges and opportunities,” said Swinerton’s chief innovation officer. Aaron Anderson. “Being able to work with a company that welcomes feedback and provides real-time solutions is why we value our relationship with Canvas. We look forward to the future of this partnership and see the innovations Canvas will continue to bring to this space.”
About the canvas
Cloth is a construction robotics company whose mission is to empower people to build in bold new ways. The Canvas System offers a flexible approach to drywall finishing, combining the skills and expertise of trained union workers and technology that together enable Canvas to consistently deliver high quality drywall finishes, unlocking control breakthrough on schedules by reducing typical finishing times from 7 to 2 days and providing better working conditions for all. The company’s innovation partners are currently deploying the Canvas machine at multiple job sites in the Bay Area. Visit Canvas online at https://www.canvas.build.