Grand Challenge Winners Announced
5 June 2018

The winners, runners-up and finalists of the COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge 2018 were celebrated at a gala dinner and awards ceremony on Tuesday the 5th of June 2018, at the midpoint of the COINS 2018 User Conference & Innovation Day in San Antonio, TX.

Congratulations to all the outstanding finalists who brought their ideas and energy to the final judging event of the COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge.

Watch highlights of the COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge Gala Dinner and Awards Night here.


Open Competition

New & Emerging Technology Winner:
Ardalan Khosrowpour

OnSiteIQ
Topic: OnSiteIQ: construction progress documentation and risk assessment  platform for owners, developers, insurance companies, and construction managers

Watch his finalist interview
and winner reactions

Leadership Winner:
Ehab Sayed

Founder & Director of Innovation, Biohm
Topic: Triagomy by Biohm | A Revolutionary Construction System for a Circular Future

Watch his finalist interview here
and winner reactions

New & Emerging Technology Runner Up:
Christian Mwijage

Founder, EcoAct Tanzania
Topic: Chemical free plastic extrusion technology to transform plastic garbage into durable plastic timbers used for building and construction

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and winner reactions.

Leadership Runner Up:
Nhlanhla Ndlovu

Hustlenomics
Topic: Access to affordable housing for low income households using alternative building technology for socio-economic and environmental impact

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and Winner reactions


Undergraduate Competition

Undergraduate Winner:
Armelle Coutant

Stanford University
Topic: Bio-Integrated Marine Construction

Watch her finalist interview
and winner reactions

Undergraduate Runner up:
François Duchamp & Corentin Favreau

École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon
Topic: BAUKÜNST : Empowering Cities By Architecture

Watch the finalist interview with François
and winner reactions


COINS Software Innovation Award

A special discretionary award for what COINS considers the most promising software-related submission in the Grand Challenge. The winner will receive a 3-month internship with COINS research and development to further develop their ideas.

William Byrne

SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Topic: Integration of Artificial and Mechanical Intelligence to Prevent Onsite Injuries.

Watch his finalist interview.
and winner reactions.


COINS Investment Award

A special discretionary award for what COINS considers the most promising idea or business. The winner will be offered an investment of up to $150,000 (USD) in their business or to set up a business in order to further their idea.

Ardalan Khosrowpour

OnSiteIQ
Topic: OnSiteIQ: construction progress documentation and risk assessment platform for owners, developers, insurance companies, and construction managers

Watch his finalist interview
and winner reactions


And congratulations as well to the others who were shortlisted for the final judging

Alexander Neary

CompanyWide LLC
Topic: CompanyWide: Closing the Construction Skills and Employment Gaps

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Glenn Morris

President, BuildingDNA
Topic: Making Smart Buildings and Smart Cities Smarter: Integrating a building’s life cycle from construction to ownership to community access

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Michael Van Steenburg

Kinetech Power Systems
Topic: Renewable Energy Power Generators and Storage for Providing Electricity and Compressed Air Needs On the Job Site

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Reka Putra Indera

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Topic: IOT and blockchain, making data publicly available and secure at the same time

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ENTER THE COINS GRAND CHALLENGE 2019