Join us in developing innovative solutions to problems facing businesses in manufacturing, construction, and entertainment. People from various backgrounds are invited to contribute their talents, meet others, exchange ideas, and apply their passion and expertise to build something awesome.

The 2019 ‘Constructing Futures’ Hackathon will take place May 19 to May 20, 2019, at the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada. This event is organized by the University of Alberta’s Nasseri School of Building Science and Engineering.

During the event, you will have an opportunity to transform your ideas into innovative solutions with real business opportunities.

Prize Announcement!

1st place overall: CAD 1000

2nd place overall: CAD 500


‘Constructing futures’ hackathon is open to students, programmers, construction professionals, graphic designers, or any tech enthusiast interested in working together with like-minded people to create innovative tech solutions that will push today’s industries into the future! Come with an open mind, a willingness to learn, and an enthusiasm for implementing new ideas and working with others to solve problems.

Registration is open to both teams and individuals.

 Registration Fee (5% GST not included) 
Per Person RegistrationCAD 20Register Now
Group-of-4 RegistrationCAD 80Register Now
Group-of-5 RegistrationCAD 100Register Now
Group-of-6 RegistrationCAD 120Register Now


While teams may bring their own challenges to the hackathon, we invite participants to register for one of the following hackathon challenge themes:

Enterprise Digitization

Enterprise Digitization

The Future of BIM

The Future of BIM

VR Spectator Experience

VR Spectator Experience

Design of Robot-crew for Task X

Design of Robot-crew for Task X

Bring Your Own Challenge

Bring Your Own Challenge


The high-level program is provided below. Stay tuned to this webpage to learn of further details as they become available.

Sunday, May 19, 2019Monday, May 20, 2019Tuesday, May 21, 2019
1:00 PM - Opening remarks3:00 PM – Hacking ends10:00 AM – Bus to Banff, Alberta for ISARC Summit multi-conference participants
1:30 PM - Challenge orientation and team building exercises3:30 PM – Team presentations
3:00 PM - Hacking begins5:00 PM – Awards


Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Important Note

For hackathon participants also attending the 2019 ISARC multi-conference, the organizers will provide free one-way transportation from Edmonton, Alberta to the multi-conference venue in Banff, Alberta on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. More details will be provided soon.


Any participants requiring accommodations in Edmonton are encouraged to book a nearby hotel early. We recommend Lister Hall, the University of Alberta’s North Campus residency. Rates are available from CAD 56 per night – space is limited. Other hotels in the area (suggestions listed below) will require transportation to the campus venue.


Location: Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex (ETLC), University of Alberta, Canada; Address: ETLC, 9107 116 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2V4

Refunds and Cancellation Policy

All payments must be made in Canadian dollars (CAD) and must be received prior to May 15, 2019. In the event of cancellation, written notification should be sent by email at info@isarc2019.org or please contact us using this form.

  • Before May 1, 2019: Full refund, excluding administration fee of CAD 5
  • From May 2 to May 15, 2019: 50% refund
  • After May 15, 2019 or if the participant fails to attend: No refund

All refunds will be processed and issued within 30 days after the event.