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TyBOT Completes Virginia DOT Job, Sets All-Time Tie Record

TyBOT completes over 17,000 ties in a single shift and completes work on

Ward Road Bridge

TyBOT ties rebar with D.T. Reed
TyBOT Completes over 17,000 ties on the Ward Road Bridge Project with D.T. Read Steel Co.

About the Record:

August 30th, Pittsburgh PA: TyBOT by Advanced Construction Robotics set its all-time tie record on the Rt. 29 Ward Road bridge project in Lynchburg, Virginia on July 13th, 2022. Over the course of one shift, TyBOT completed 17,155 ties alongside D.T. Read Steel Co. Inc. and English Construction. This record came soon after TyBOT's yearly record, where it completed 11,000 ties in a single shift on The Gateway Expressway project in Florida. This all-time record overcomes the previous record of 16,000 ties in a single shift set in February of 2021. TyBOT shift lengths vary by project. At an active tie-rate of 1,149 ties/hour, TyBOT outworked its standard production estimates of up to 1,100 ties/hour.

“Production at this level is impressive. TyBOT was a great asset to our crew and we are excited to see it making a real difference on our projects.”
– Donnie Read, President, D.T. Read Steel Co. Inc.

About the Project:

TyBOT completed operations on the 12,343 sq. ft. bridge deck in just 5 days, freeing up time and energy for the crew of D.T. Read to complete work elsewhere on the project. Total TyBOT ties equaled 37,942 and average tie rate was 1,106 ties/hour. The bridge was part of the Route 29/460 Bridges over Norfolk Southern Railroad project valued at $16.9 Million.

About TyBOT:

TyBOT®, ACR’s first product, is a rebar tying robot that self-navigates, self-ties, and does not require programming or BIM plan input from the working crew. TyBOT utilizes artificial intelligence to see, think, and act to self-adapt to unique jobsite designs. It represents the latest class of construction equipment that works alongside existing crews to ensure project timelines are safely met.

“We are thrilled to see TyBOT continuing to best itself in leaps and bounds. Innovating an industry is not easy but this tie count makes a real difference. We can’t wait to see what TyBOT accomplishes next”
– Jeremy Searock, Co-Founder, President & CTO Advanced Construction Robotics


About Advanced Construction Robotics, Inc.:

A leading provider of robotic equipment, ACR is transforming the construction industry by filling the skilled labor gap and increasing overall productivity. Our robots give construction firms the ability to consistently meet growing demand, reduce scheduling risks and improve safety. TyBOT’s partner, IronBOT, will lift, carry, and install rebar when it comes to market in 2022.


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