Hackathon: Smart Procurement Toolkit for the AEC Industry

Using Hyperledger Fabric for smart procurement construction and infrastructure projects

For the full agenda, please click [HERE].
For the Car Dealer Network example, please click [HERE]

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The CBC is pleased to announce that the winner of the Smart Procurement Toolkit for the AEC Industry hackathon is Stephen Smith.

Stephen has worked for a large international construction project management organisation for over 20 years within information management, innovation management and technology implementation. Having worked on major projects within the UK, US and Middle East, he has first hand experience dealing with the complexity inherent on construction projects and the difficulties implementing new technologies. Despite the challenges faced implementing change within construction, he is passionate about the positive impact that technology can have when implemented correctly.

You can download his winning open source code here.


To access the presentation slides and videos from the Business Network event on 7th February, please visit the Business Network page [coming soon].


The CBC is pleased to announce our third DLT/AEC Hackathon, led by University College London, Hyperledger, Oracle and Arup. For this event we will develop blockchain smart contract tools for the construction sector and progress our open source project: Smart Procurement for the AEC Industry.

The Hackathon will take place at Arup’s headquarters in Central London for two days of intense coding with Oracle developers.

This event is open to all, but will be of particular interest to CEOs and CTOs in the Real Estate and AEC industries, Startups, AEC Professionals, Computer Scientists and Software Developers. No Hyperledger Fabric knowledge is necessary but a general understanding of OOP is desirable. Familiarity with Node.js and Java is recommended.


The CBC's Hackathons are strategic, tailored events to develop open source DLT & Blockchain solutions for the AEC Industry. The collaborative effort is open to many technologies and aims to grow the CBC open source projects. We bring together leading technologists, industry experts, and academic practitioners to investigate the potential disruption and practical application of emerging technologies and actively develop new digital tools for the built environment.

[All proceeds from events will go towards the development of CBC open source projects]


The Construction Blockchain Consortium was established to develop knowledge transfer, arrange commercial and academic presentations, assess and test commercial services and technology, conduct research, and drive policy, regulation and understanding of the consequences of Blockchain and other emerging technologies in the Built Environment. The CBC is led by the UCL Department of Computer Science and The UCL Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment. We also investigate the development of open source tools on behalf of the industry and encourage application developers to build proprietary technology and services to deliver sustainable construction solutions.