APS Health and Safety Hackathon

17th – 19th March 2017 Madlab, Manchester

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Hack_Construct and the Association of Project Safety (APS) are teaming up to deliver an exciting and poignant construction Hackathon in Manchester over the weekend of 17-19th March 2017. APS are the first construction industry institute to deliver such a hackathon event in the UK.



Following a Friday evening launch and drinks reception mixed construction and tech teams will form to explore four challenge topics identified through an APS institute membership survey.

  •    Transform existing Health & Safety management processes through new digital solutions
  •    Utilise new technologies to capture / automate / validate Health & safety data delivery
  •    Utilise the power of open data networks to design and build better buildings
  •    Reduce risk and improve building safety through the use of immersive technologies

There will be a cross mix of construction, tech and gaming industry mentors on hand Saturday and Sunday morning to help develop your team’s ideas into potential, workable  solutions and final presentations.  Gaming and Virtual Reality equipment will be available for exploring or developing any interactive or immersive ideas and solutions, as well as general chill time use.


Architects, Engineers, Construction Professionals, Software developers & designers, data scientists, web designers, gamers,

If you have skills and knowledge to share and an appetite to learn something new from another industry this event is for YOU!


  •    A great opportunity to develop new digital solutions & tools for construction Health & Safety
  •    A relaxed and fun environment to freely share your ideas and knowledge whilst develop new skills
  •    An opportunity to win some fantastic prizes and get some industry wide exposure for your winning idea
  •    Free meals and a steady supply of energy drinks
  •   You will become part of a new cross industry network which could offer new and extended opportunities  after the event


£500 worth of cash prizes for the best ideas.

An amazing opportunity for a winning team to work with APS and develop their idea into a new free digital Health & Safety tool for the UK construction industry.

Extended press coverage and UK industry wide exposure for the winning teams and individuals.

(Most importantly) Complimentary St Patrick’s Day Guinness.



18.00 – Registration

18.30 – Welcome & Introductions

19.00 – Outline of challenges

19.30 – Networking, drinks & snacks

21.00 – Finalise teams

21.30 – Outline for day two & close


09.00 – Breakfast & final team configuration

10.00 – Get to work!

13.00 – Lunch

14.00 – Back to work!

18.00 – Dinner

19.00 – Progress updates

20.00 – Optional networking event & chill time (details TBC)


09.00 – Breakfast & final team configuration

10.00 – Final work & presentation prep

13.00 – Lunch & presentations

14.00 – Judging & prizes awarded

14.45 – Final remarks & close

More details will be released leading up to the event,  we look forward to seeing you at Madlab on the 17th March!