With output expected to reach $15.2 trillion by 2030, the global construction industry is a worldwide engine for economic growth and recovery from the pandemic. Yet it faces some major challenges, particularly around productivity and worker safety.
After successfully exiting several high-profile technology firms he’d built up, tech entrepreneur David Redmond turned his attention to addressing the challenges facing construction and other heavy industries such as manufacturing and infrastructure.
“The sector was working hard and making improvements, but there had to be a way for technology to support workers, unions, clients, and contractors in one,” he says.
In 2018 he launched 36Zero, a labor optimization platform incorporating wearable tech that monitors worker movement, access control, and site utilization, resulting in an 11% improvement in productivity. The platform also gives heavy industry workers a 360-degree approach to life and work, with a reported 12% improvement in users’