Early into a new job helping infrastructure firm Salini Impregilo build the Cityringen metro line in Copenhagen, Lachlan Knight realised there was a set of headaches across all the firms he’d worked for.

It was 2014, and the young civil engineer had been bothered by information-sharing across projects the entirety of his early career.He put this down to four problems common across civil engineering and building.Emails lack traceability and openness. Storage drives are disorganised and hard to search. Issues with paper are too numerous to mention.

And construction software can be complicated to use.“I always had this massive frustration on construction projects where I’m trying to record, track and trace project information on the large projects, and I always had these disconnected, difficult-to-use, really arduous systems which didn’t really speak to each other,” Knight told create.

“When you’re trying to create a quality record, for example, you need to have the concrete dockets there, you need to have a test request, you need to have the sign-off from the client, you need to have any non-conformances or defects.