First Time Laying Omni Block

The three videos linked below depict a masonry crew on their first Omni Block project. The videos clearly show that Omni Block is a “one-handed” block. The block in the three videos were manufactured in Tucson, AZ by Central Arizona Block. It is a medium-weight block weighing an average of 33 pounds. This puts the block mix design at about 105 lb. density.

Mason Laying Block from Denny Miller on Vimeo.

The second video shows the mason installing the small insulation insert into the interior block cavities. There is only one way that foam can be put into the cavity, so it is “completely foolproof”. Mason contractors get paid approximately $.25 per insert installed. As shown in this video, which is 22 seconds long, the mason installs 7 small foam inserts or earning the contractor $1.75. If you pay a mason $24 per hour, how many inserts must he install on average during the project? This mason is not at all racing or working at an unsustainable pace, so it is possible to install 1200 inserts in an hour, equating to a possible $300 of revenue earned in one hour.

Mason Installing Small Inserts from Denny Miller on Vimeo.

The third video shows the mason installing the large insulation insert into the exterior block cavities. There is only one way to install the large insert into the exterior cavity, again making it intuitive, thus requiring zero training. This video is 20 seconds in length and the mason only installs 5 inserts. This would equate to $225 of revenue per hour.

Mason Installing Large Inserts from Denny Miller on Vimeo.