One worker in ten is injured each year and 25% of the total cost of a construction site is wasted owing to a lack of organisation on the ground.* So how can hazards be prevented while optimising operational performance? CAD.42 uses connected objects to provide a solution. Essentially, sensors are installed on equipment or machines that can cause hazards and/or waste, and also on construction jackets. Predictive calculation software then analyses the transmitted data to anticipate risks and improve processes in the industry.
Of the four founding engineers of CAD.42, two have supplemented their technical expertise by studying entrepreneurship and strategy at the top French business schools (HEC and ESSEC).
4 questions to CAD.42
Where did you get the idea for this startup?
CAD.42 is the result of a concerning finding in the construction industry. Currently, 1 worker in 10 is injured every year and 1 worker in 200 dies on a construction site during their career. At the same time, margins in the construction industry are extremely low, partly due to the fact that a quarter of the total cost of a worksite is lost on the ground owing to organisational problems.
Any recent good news?
The recent signing of POCs (Proofs of concept) in other industries such as maintenance and energy, has shown us the relevance of our solution beyond construction, which drastically extends the addressable market of CAD.42.
What is the most unexpected thing that your startup has made you do?
Going up 50 metres in a crane to install a sensor!
In what way does your project revolutionise your category?
A distinctive feature of CAD.42 is that it puts people at the heart of the strategy for the transition to industry 4.0, primarily by promoting operator safety. CAD.42 supports continuous improvement strategies for safety, operational performance, logistics and quality with a single hardware and software solution, allowing our customers to have a single point of contact to address their diverse challenges.