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.
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.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Topic: Integration of Artificial and Mechanical Intelligence to Prevent Onsite Injuries.
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.
Topic: OnSiteIQ: construction progress documentation and risk assessment platform for owners, developers, insurance companies, and construction managers
And congratulations as well to the others who were shortlisted for the final judging
Topic: CompanyWide: Closing the Construction Skills and Employment Gaps
Topic: Making Smart Buildings and Smart Cities Smarter: Integrating a building’s life cycle from construction to ownership to community access
Michael Van Steenburg
Kinetech Power Systems
Topic: Renewable Energy Power Generators and Storage for Providing Electricity and Compressed Air Needs On the Job Site