Scaffolder’s design tool wins global BIM award

By Larry Stewart11 October 2022

Users can create a lapping bay at the inner corner for 2 perpendicular bays. Image: ScaffPlan

ScaffPlan, a 3D modelling solution built to resolve issues in high-risk scaffolding, is a winner in Trimble’s 2022 Tekla Global Building Information Modeling (BIM) Awards. The biennial competition showcases the world’s most advanced construction projects using Tekla solutions.

Founder of ScaffPlan, Simon Boyes is also the owner of Benchmark Scaffolding and has worked on some of Australia’s highest profile scaffolding contracts.

“There are a lot of moving parts that happen running a scaffolding business, and I have tried just about every solution on the market to help reduce the stress and hassles, but there was nothing that was the full package to easily design and engineer scaffolding with accurate gear lists and live sharing,” Boyes said.

Boyes developed ScaffPlan for internal use in his business but soon discovered that the need for the product was much larger than he anticipated. Earlier this year ScaffPlan launched in Australia and New Zealand, and an international release followed three months later.

“ScaffPlan has won its first global award but it won’t be the last,” said Boyes. “Our program is getting better all the time and we are excited to work towards supporting the scaffold and construction industry with ScaffPlan. There is much, much more to come.”

ScaffPlan’s solution is one that enables any scaffolding, construction, or engineering company to rapidly develop world-class scaffold designs in 3D, complete with automated safety features, engineering reports, virtual reality and instant collaboration with anyone.

ScaffPlan has been developed in synergy with industry leading scaffolders, temporary works engineers, and a very talented team of software developers who have brought Boyes’ idea into a product that can revolutionize scaffolding globally. 

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