The history of Scaffcalc
Updated: Sep 20
Scaffolding collapse in Gothenburg - the spark to Scaffcalc
In February, 2018, a scaffolding collapsed in central Gothenburg. Despite the placement and the large size of the scaffolding, no one was injured, which many considered miraculous. Kevin (today CEO), who then studied the civil engineering program at Chalmers, wanted to take on a real case outside the studies and therefore chose to calculate the strength of the previously standing scaffolding to find out the cause behind the accident. Kevin found many shortcomings in the execution and began to investigate more scaffolding projects, where he repeatedly saw major shortcomings. Collapses turned out to be a major problem in the scaffolding industry and something that occurs about 50 times a year in Sweden alone - one of the safest countries in the world. "The competence is low among many [actors]", says the scaffolding expert Jörgen Conradsson in an interview with SVT.