The weather ledger has engaged the industry since day 1

The Weather Ledger project was born out of a desire to launch and prove real-world use cases of distributed ledger technology (DLT). Something that holds much promise for construction and many industries, but has yet to have it’s big break.

In 2018, after the publishing of their State of the Market on blockchain report, the Digital Catapult ran a series of field labs. These were collaborative sessions which brought together startups and industry leaders from construction. The aim was simple, discuss and bring to the surface all the problems that the industry faced, which blockchain technology could be applied to to solve.

The leading idea that came from these sessions was in relation to the weather clause and the startup EHAB started building prototypes to illustrate this solution was possible.

BAM Nuttall showed interest in this initiative and Connected Places & Digital Catapult helped pull together the consortium. With eyes set on the Transforming Construction Round 2 projects with Innovate UK, the consortium grew to gain access to new skills and partners. It was later in 2019 that Ferrovial and Clyde & Co joined the project.

The bid we put together sought to utilise IoT devices and DLT to automate the NEC Weather Clause, as this appeared to be a provable challenge.

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