Sensors in lorries that make sure concrete is delivered on time and with minimal waste.
Wasted concrete is one of the most pressing challenges for the construction sector because of its contribution to carbon emissions. Cloud Cycle has blended sensor technology with machine learning to create the Cloud Box - a cost effective solution to automate the flow of concrete across sites. Installed within trucks, the Cloud Box can measure the quality and conditions of the wet-concrete and how long there is left to use it. By optimising the processes around concrete deliveries, Cloud Box means there are fewer failed quality tests and less concrete ends up going to landfill. Anything left over is resold on a digital marketplace to other local suppliers. Cloud Cycle has proven the concept works on HS2, secured follow-on funding and is now integrated it with other digital systems.
Innovation type: Digital
Organisation type: Construction tier 1 contractors, Innovative SME