Winners announced in competition to drive innovation and sustainability in construction sector

Construction Industry Solutions (COINS), a market leader in enterprise software for the construction industry, has revealed the winners of the 2017 Grand Challenge.

The six winners battled stiff competition to win the acclaimed annual contest, which challenges entrants to share new ideas that could positively impact the build environment and in turn, our society.  The competition aims to attract new people and encourage the wider construction industry to focus on innovation to create a more efficient and sustainable sector.

The winners of this year’s competition were announced on Wednesday 8 February at the Grand Challenge Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony hosted in London. The winning entries focused on sustainability, new and emerging technology and leadership.

Robert Brown, CEO of COINS, said: “On behalf of everyone at COINS and our partners and judges in the Grand Challenge, I would like to congratulate all of the finalists and winners in this year’s event.  We have been very impressed with the creativity and innovation in every entry, all of which have highlighted a new and improved way to do things across the sector.

“At COINS, we take our responsibility to society and the future of the industry very seriously, and it’s that belief that is the driving force behind the Grand Challenge. We hope to see many of the students, start-ups and innovators we have been working with bring transformational products and services to the industry over the coming years, and wish them the best of luck in their new ventures.”

The winners of this year’s Grand Challenge are awarded a series of prizes such as R & D Funding, paid internships with leading industry players and education grants which have been sponsored by a series of partners including Barratt Developments, Laing O’Rourke and Bouygues UK.

For further information about the Grand Challenge, a full list of this year’s winners, sponsors and partners, please visit http://coins-grandchallenge.com/winners2017

With offices in six countries, COINS is the market leader in enterprise software for the construction industry, offering cloud and mobile based solutions that help customers manage projects across each stage of the project lifecycle.

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