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Market-leading Construction Group

Sclable is helping leaders in construction to improve their management standards with data; leading the industry into its digital era.



Digital Strategy,
Experience Design,
Digital & AI Use Case Exploration,
Service Design,
UX & UI Design,
Digital Prototyping,
Custom Software Development,
Operations & Continuous Improvement,
Business Analytics,
Data Consulting,
DevOps Consulting

Construction is a hands-on business. Even in our digital world, the planning that goes into building buildings is done manually. Often done on-site, on paper and by hand. The success of each project relies on the expertise and judgement of foremen and the perfect execution of thousands of specific tasks by workers of varying skill levels.

Processes are analog, siloed, unautomated and volatile. In these times of rapid urbanization and drastic affordable housing shortages, the construction industry’s lagging productivity isn’t just a problem for the industry. It’s a problem for us all.

Ever searching for ways to evolve, our client, a market-leading construction group specializing in formwork and scaffolding, started to develop a range of new business models.

Their aim was doing one thing very well:

improve construction efficiency.

To develop its next business opportunity, the company came to Sclable with sensors it implemented on its frames, the data the sensors had collected and a mandate to improve the industry. Together, we aimed to structure and automate as many planning processes on construction sites as possible.

Diagram of sensor that sends real-time data from site to software which then uses data to create tasks and track statuses

Research and workshops revealed that the planning and daily operations of active construction projects are challenged by complex dependencies and low-quality execution of tasks.

Building a concrete wall for example requires a number of standardized tasks to be executed properly and in the right order. If they aren’t, you start over. Mistakes that affect the execution of tasks can happen for a variety of reasons – from material delivery timing to human error – but all result in the same thing: degraded planning that must be done (and redone) daily by foremen.

Progress and aggregated information of a construction site
Weekly and daily planning based on the BIM model
Progress of a construction site in the mobile livestream and aggregated for multiple construction sites
Design System

Working closely with our client, Sclable developed a custom software concept that maximized the data collected by the frame sensors.

Based in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process of managing construction information,

the custom software concept would enable more efficient and transparent planning through a concrete wall’s entire lifecycle.

This was achieved in a variety of ways. For example, the software created daily task lists and instructions for every on-site worker. It also monitored the status and progress of each task based on workflow data. Foremen could also be alerted to deviations and deteriorations that require replanningand be given contextual information like weather conditions. It also automated documentation, creating “construction diaries” of each day. Finally, it aggregated data for construction companies and investors across active sites.

What we achieved together

Cross-functional collaboration

Connecting different industry fields, including architects, engineers, foreman and materials suppliers, improves efficiency.

Modernized workflows

Automated task approval, problem reporting and other alerts streamline on-site oversight and planning.

Measurable performance

For the first time, live on-site data lets developers accurately report progress to banks and investors for prompt financing.

Leadership positioning

Client now has a solution that can establish a new digital status quo for the industry.

New business opportunities

Client continues to evolve the original software’s features and marketing. Ensuring its own continued business growth.

With the software, the construction industry now has a framework for its future

and our client has further secured its own leadership position in the process.

In fact, the software proved to be so progressive for concrete wall building, our client launched it as a separate business. Soon enough, new features and functions were added based on user feedback, and it effectively pivoted the original product into an industry-wide digital planning tool.

Now, the possibility of a new era for the construction industry is upon us. One that is more interconnected, more productive and more predictable. That’s good news for the people on-the-ground doing the work, as well as investors, civic leaders and citizens alike.

How we made it happen


Analyse construction industry's current challenges. Identify services landscape needed to deal with construction sites' complex and non-digital environments.


In-the-field research at construction sites (complete with helmets, safety vests and questionnaires). Analyse available data, sensors and tech.


Revisit service landscape to identify most impactful solution Shape it based on experienced requirements and test multiple solutions in POCs. Outcome: proven concept.


Iterative development and feedback loops with domain experts of the first MVP (minimum viable product)


Continuous extension. New aspects and features added to respect feedback of users on construction sites. Handover to client for future development.
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