HIghlights of the Gala Awards Ceremony

COINS revealed the winners in its Construction Industry Grand Challenge at a gala awards dinner held Wednesday 8th Feb 2017 at the historic Middle Temple Hall in London.

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

Click here for the list of winners and finalists in this year's competition.

 

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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.

Robert Brown
CEO, COINS

Robert Brown Starts the Celebration

Robert Brown, Chairman of the Grand Challenge Committee and CEO of COINS, kicks of the COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge gala dinner and awards ceremony, with highlights of the Construction Innovation Conference & Exhibition earlier in the day, thanks to our Grand Challenge partners, and an interview with one of last year's winners, Californian Jake Johnson.

Larry Sullivan: Enterprise as a Force for Good

COINS Group Chairman Larry Sullivan spoke to attendees about entrepreneurship as a force for good and social improvement. COINS Foundation projects and social enterprises like Crossform Media and The Cookie Bar show what can be accomplished when a company dedicates a proportion of its profits to help disadvantaged people create a better and more sustainable life for themselves and their communities.

Keynote Address

Robert talks about using the COINS Construction Industry Grand Challenge to promote the message through universities, colleges, schools and the wider community that the construction industry is a dynamic and exciting place to be. With the major aim to persuade the next generation of talented people to get involved with the built environment to make it safer, more accessible, easier to use, more sustainable and energy efficient.

Announcing the Winners

Watch short video introductions to each of the finalists and the presentation of awards to the winners and runners up.

Click here for the list of winners and finalists in this year's competition.

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