The COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge Team would like to thank our 2017 partners for the cooperation with us

Barratt Developments plc

We are the country’s leading housebuilder. Last year we built more houses, employed and trained more apprentices and won more design awards than any other housebuilder. We build homes big and small and right across the country, from Aberdeen down to London and the South West. We employ over 6,000 people and have a turnover of more than £4bn.  We have achieved the maximum 5 star rating by the HBF in their annual customer satisfaction survey for seven years in a row – the only major national housebuilder to do so.

Having entered the UK construction market in 1997 with a strategy for steady organic growth, a number of subsequent acquisitions further enhanced our market offer. Today, we are a major player in the Construction, Housing and Development sectors, with a combined turnover of around £750 million, over 70 sites and 1700 people. Together with our partners and clients, we deliver award-winning, sustainable and innovative construction, development and regeneration projects across the public and private sectors.

Carillion is one of the UK’s leading integrated support services companies, with extensive construction capabilities, a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and a sector-leading ability to deliver sustainable solutions. We employ over 40,000 people worldwide, with established businesses in the UK, Canada, the Middle East and North Africa, and annual revenues of more than £4 billion.

Comfort Systems USA

Comfort Systems USA is a nationwide company that provides commercial HVAC, mechanical and electrical contracting to customers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Houston, TX, our subsidiary companies all across the country can build, service or retrofit systems for virtually any building – from schools and museums to high-rise office buildings and hospitals – even industrial plants that manufacture everything from potato chips to computer chips.

Crossform Media is a social enterprise focused on the producing marketing and advertising films and also to the production of films that promote social justice, With our unique and extensive experience in filmmaking, we breathe life into stories, creating charismatic and captivating films to engage your target audience. We are a for-profit organisation where the surplus profits are directed to the production of films for charities, NGOs and to support the COINS Foundation Projects.

DSA Technologies has helped provide innovative, practical and wide-ranging IT solutions for businesses and the IT challenges they face for more than 25 years. At DSA Technologies, we focus on a key premise: “Ask questions, then solve problems”.  Technology issues aren’t difficult to solve if you have the right consultation help and ask the right questions within the organization.  We focus behind the scenes so you focus on what matters.


An international leader within its industry, Fernox has pioneered chemical water treatment and filter technology for domestic and commercial heating systems for more than 50 years. Owned by global producer of high technology products, Platform Specialty Products (PSP), Fernox operates as a subsidiary of MacDermid Performance Solutions Group. Established in the UK, Fernox has experienced worldwide growth, successfully expanding into Europe, America and Asia, where its brand is becoming the water treatment manufacturer of choice.


FSB are experts in business. Formed in 1974, they are non-profit making and non-party political organisation whose member-base covers the length and breadth of the UK. Their aim is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. They realise this aim by offering their members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government, influencing the decisions that affect their businesses.


Fulcro was established in 2003 to de-risk design and construction of buildings and infrastructure projects: achieved by skilled personnel, using appropriate technology and processes, creating digital prototypes of projects prior to committing resources, while providing BIM data to enable through life asset maintenance. In 2016 the Fulcro Group was established to provide the building design and construction industry with “next generation” design, coordination detailing, construction and assembly, to enable faster delivery, improved quality and value.

JBKnowledge develops cloud, mobile and wearable technology solutions and is the maker of the SmartBid construction bid software, SmartCompliance COI and compliance management software, SmartReality augmented and virtual reality mobile app, and SmartInsight construction network. JBKnowledge offers professional services including: IT staff augmentation; strategic consulting; enterprise application and software development; mobile and wearable applications; research and development outsourcing; and BIM services. JBKnowledge serves construction clients on an international basis.

COINS Construction Industry Solutions

With a heritage spanning over 150 years, Laing O’Rourke is an internationally-focused engineering enterprise. We operate an integrated business model comprising the full range of engineering, construction and asset management services for some of the world’s most prestigious public and private organisations. Committed to a sustainable future, we are re-thinking the way the built environment is designed, delivered and operates – collaborating with world-leading industry and academic partners to bring innovative new engineering solutions.

Progress Software

Progress is a global leader in application development, empowering the digital transformation organisations need to create and sustain engaging user experiences in today’s evolving marketplace. With offerings spanning web, mobile and data for on-premise and cloud environments, Progress powers startups and industry titans worldwide, promoting success one customer at a time.

Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges. Singularity University is a benefit corporation that provides educational programs, innovative partnerships and a start-up accelerator to help individuals, businesses, institutions, investors, NGOs and governments understand cutting-edge technologies, and how to utilize these technologies to positively impact billions of people.


SoftServe is a leading technology solutions company specializing in software product and application development and services. Since 1993 we’ve been partnering with organizations to help them accelerate growth and innovation, transform operational efficiency, and deliver new products to market. Our experience stretches from Big Data/Analytics, Cloud, Security, UX Design to the IoT, Digital Health, and Digital Transformation. We have offices across the globe and development centers across Eastern Europe.

Taylor Wimpey are a national developer operating at a local level from 24 regional businesses across the UK, and we also have operations in Spain.  Our vision is to be the UK’s leading residential developer for creating value and delivering quality. In 2015 we completed a total of 13,534 homes, excluding joint ventures. We maintain a long term focus on value and on achieving our financial and quality objectives sustainably in a cyclical environment.

Visa Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visa Inc. (NYSE:V). Visa Inc. is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments in more than 200 countries and territories to fast, secure and reliable electronic payments. We operate one of the world’s most advanced processing networks — VisaNet — that is capable of handling more than 65,000 transaction messages a second, with fraud protection for consumers and assured payment for merchants. Our corporate services enable mid-sized and large businesses to simplify their procurement processes, streamline expenses and better manage employee spend.

COINS Foundation is the not for profit organisation of the COINS group. We use enterprise to address issues of social justice and to create a better and more sustainable future. We are committed to supporting social enterprises and businesses with a social mission and believe that economic and social value should be intertwined. Through business, social enterprise and the charities that we support, we can be an example of the art of the possible.

COINS Construction Industry Solutions

Construction Industry Solutions provides enterprise software for the construction industry including contracting, home building & property development, engineering, service & facilities management and equipment/plant management. COINS supports over 62,000 users in 40 countries from its headquarters in the United Kingdom and offices in the United States, Ireland, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates.