At Cloud Cycle we create innovative real time data systems using cutting edge data analytics and machine learning technology, to provide the perfect service to fit your needs and improve efficiency.
Cloud Cycle is a company born from over 30 years combined experience of our founders in the construction industry. Construction is famous for its inefficiency and waste, and concrete is by far the most prevalent material within construction which made it an ideal place to start. Phill & Russ knew there had to be a better way to manage concrete and with emerging technologies such as IoT, Machine Learning and Big Data now becoming mainstream, the possibilities to manage concrete like never before emerged.
If you can't measure it, you can't manage it. Through our sensors we can monitor fresh ready mix concrete in the truck allowing us to identify any issues early enabling the concrete to be delivered right first time every time. This avoids rejected batches and any associated waste.
Cloud Cycle is just 2 years old and in that time we have scaled from a team of 2 founders into a team of 20+ that are working with some of the largest concrete providers, projects such as HS2 and construction companies in the world. We have developed proprietary hardware & software that is scalable, cost effective and will transform the way that concrete is managed and the impact it has on the planet.
As a company, Cloud Cycle has concentrated its effort to transform the concrete industry around three main critical challenges
highlighted by our different partners.
It’s difficult to control the quality of concrete and ensure that when it arrives on site it will be at the quality specified. As a consequence, typically 5% of a project’s concrete is wasted.
Digital hardware in traditional industries, such as construction, is hard to scale because it’s expensive, heavy, and difficult to integrate.
New ESG targets that tackle CO₂ emissions will be costly for the construction industry with concrete contributing 8% of the world’s CO₂ emissions.
Cloud Cycle aims to be the world leader in remote digital monitoring of concrete from batching to pour.
The building industry is conservative and relatively slow to change. However, given the environmental issues surrounding carbon dioxide emissions, the large integrated producers have become increasingly active over the last decade in taking action to reduce their environmental footprint (carbon dioxide emissions, water usage, damage to the landscape). Accordingly, emission reduction and cost reduction, together with innovation of and investment into new technologies, has taken centre stage.
This coincides with an acknowledged need for increased use of technology, platforms and data to improve efficiency, logistics and operations for ready-mixed concrete. In addition to the carbon footprint, cement and water usage of concrete, there are inefficiencies throughout the life-cycle that relate to quality degradation, risk and liability, customer satisfaction, and margins.
This has created an urgent need for the industry to digitise, use more technology platforms, and access more real-time data analytics.
Founder and CEO
Senior Research Scientist & Data
“The most exciting part of my work is that we are a start-up seeking to make meaningful contributions to the construction industry by leveraging on disruptive technologies.”
“I genuinely care about company culture and values and putting slick processes in place that are scalable and help my colleagues. The fact that we are working towards reducing carbon emissions globally is a massive bonus as well - doing a positive thing every day.”
“I really like building the team, every new hire has such a big impact on the company and it's great to onboard the people I will hopefully be working with for a long time to come.”
“The most interesting thing about working here is I could be 3D designing a part one day, it could be made the next and tested out on a truck the week after. It is so exciting to see your thoughts and ideas come to life so quickly.”