Construction professionals can now competitively drive innovation, learn from their peers - and potentially win $25,000 in prizes
MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 25, 2012 /CNW/ - EllisDon, one of the world's most innovative construction services companies, has launched the first construction industry crowdsourcing platform - Uprising. Hosted by Brightidea, the global leader in innovation management, Uprising was created to push problem-solving beyond the boundaries of any one company and into the collective intelligence of the world's brightest minds. Uprising offers construction professionals the opportunity to become a part of "The Idea Generation" and start collaboratively solving vexing industry challenges. In its competitive series of challenges, one idea ultimately rises to the top - and the winners can potentially win prizes totaling $25,000.
What Problems Does Uprising Solve? Who Benefits?
Engineers, project managers, superintendents and other construction professionals face common issues in their day-to-day work that may be best solved through global collaboration. The challenges focus on recycling, sustainability and encouraging energy efficiency as well as looking for new solutions to old problems like moisture measurement. The five current challenges are:
- How to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency at Work
- Improving Material Salvage on the Worksite
- Improving Concrete Moisture Management
- How to Achieve 95% Waste Diversion
- What Keeps You Up At Night?
The Uprising Prizes
Cash prizes of up to $5,000 per challenge will be awarded to those whose answers are deemed most viable, feasible and desirable. Users are encouraged to vote on their favourite ideas and to contribute to the ideas based on their own experience, thereby capturing the collective intelligence of the crowd.
On The Record: CEO Quote
"Uprising is about creating a fun way to incent construction professionals--engineers, architects and contractors from all over the world--to put their heads together online, solve problems and advance the entire industry," says Geoff Smith, EllisDon President & CEO. "We are using the online world to drive real-world results."
The challenges are live and open for new users at http://www.iamuprising.com/. The challenges close on December 3, 2012 at 11:59:59 p.m. For the latest news and information about Uprising, follow @EllisDon and @IAm_Uprising on Twitter.
EllisDon is an employee-owned construction services company, with revenues in excess of $2.7 billion annually, which delivers construction expertise to clients throughout the world. The company offers not only construction and project management services but now a growing range of construction services in risk management, sustainability and technology. For more information, please visit www.ellisdon.com.
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SOURCE: EllisDon Corporation
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