Avontus Appoints New Global Sales Director

John Brocklehurst, Global Sales Director of Avontus Software

John Brocklehurst brings his extensive experience in scaffolding business and practices to spearhead Avontus's global sales efforts. Scaffolding software firm Avontus that's headquartered in the USA, has appointed John Brocklehurst as the company’s new Global Sales Director. John, who is based in the United Kingdom, has expertise in scaffolding business around the world, with a specialty in sales, engineering, and...

TG20:21 Users Download Over 10,000 Compliance Sheets

TG20:21 eGuide

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has revealed that more than 10,000 TG20:21 compliance sheets have been produced since the new software went live seven weeks ago. The UK scaffolding trade body shared the TG20:21 download data on its website yesterday showing that 10,109 compliance sheets were generated by users since its launch on Monday 12 April. Furthermore, the NASC...

Scaffolding ‘Liftbot’ continues to raise the bar

Scaffmag speaks with Artem Kuchukov, Co-Founder of Kewazo the makers behind Liftbot - the robotic digital worker for scaffolding. One of the men behind what has the potential to be one of the most revolutionary inventions in scaffolding is clear on the major problems facing the sector right now. They are three problems that directly informed the research and development behind...

SMART Scaffolder Modelling For The Future

SMART Scaffolder BIM Toolbox

Dorset based SMART Scaffolder has announced a host of new 3D modelling features to boost their impressive BIM Toolbox module for the market-leading SMART Estimator package.  3D BIM modelling has been of huge assistance to those in structural engineering, architecture and building services for several years. Accepted as the new way of doing things, this universal system facilitates lean construction...

Avontus to Offer Free Access to Scaffold Designer During COVID-19 Disruption

Avontus Scaffold Designer

Scaffolding software company Avontus is helping scaffolding businesses to upskill employees, build new technology capabilities, and come back stronger  As part of its ongoing commitment to the scaffolding industry, Avontus Software is providing free access to the company’s industry-leading Scaffold Designer software, along with comprehensive training and support. The firm has said the initiative aims to help scaffolding businesses upskill...

Kewazo scaffolding robot raises €2.5M funding strengthens management

Liftbot KEWAZO

Munich based Kewazo has raised a further €2.5 million in funding for its scaffolding robot and added 'high-calibre' industry experts to its management team. The Kewazo scaffolding robot has now raised a total of €3.6 million in funding, the firm now aims to obtain certification of the product and to release the first batch of the series systems “Liftbot” to...

New TG20 Scaffold Design Software In Development

TG20 Scaffold Design Software from the NASC tg20:13 eguide

A new version of the TG20 scaffold design software is currently being developed. A small team from the NASC is again working with scaffolding software experts CADS, who produced SMART Scaffolder and the original groundbreaking scaffold design software TG20:13 eGuide. The TG20:13 eGuide was one of the biggest changes within the UK scaffolding industry in recent times when it was officially...

VIDEO: NASA’s Valkyrie Robot Can Erect Scaffolding

Scaffolding Robot Valkyrie

https://youtu.be/j1CgTzQSYyo NASA's Valkyrie robot is able to use human tools to erect scaffolding and plot itself a path across difficult terrain. Ok, I know what you're thinking, so Valkyrie is a little slow at erecting a scaffold as seen in the NASA demonstration video above. But this semi-autonomous robot has been designed to hopefully one day build structures for habitual...

SMART Inspector’s New Defects Report Highlights Top Scaffold Fails

With slips, trips & falls still the number one cause of accidents & injuries on scaffolds, a new reporting system with SMART Scaffolder’s mobile inspection app has for the first time ever revealed the top trends for failures – helping employers to avoid work at height incidents. SMART Scaffolder’s award-winning SMART Inspector mobile app has now been used to improve...

An Avontus Cambridgeshire Coup

Avontus new office

Avontus Software has expanded into a new, larger UK office location. As a colourful Cathedral city in Cambridgeshire Ely is a wonderful place in which to both live and work. It's also the UK home of 'Avontus', a world-class provider of industrial scaffolding software. It's barely a year since this dynamic company announced expansion into bigger office space in the...