The Trail by VINCI Construction - 2nd Edition

Imagine tomorrow's construction industry!

This challenge is open to students from all over the world

Tackle the challenges of a fast-changing world

Today's world is faced with a number of challenges, including significant growth in the global urban population and increasing transportation requirements in a context of new climate and environmental issues.

Buildings and infrastructure alone account for 40% of energy consumed and greenhouse gas emissions produced worldwide. And this means that they are at the heart of energy transition and urban resilience efforts.

The construction sector has to take action to overcome these new challenges, and new technologies will undoubtedly be one aspect of the answer – digitalized project design and construction using digital models (BIM – Building Information Modelling), the introduction of robots to construction sites, and 3D printing of construction materials are just a few examples of these innovative technologies.

Imagine tomorrow's construction industry!

How should companies working in the construction sector make use of new technologies, and how can they develop and adapt to meet society's needs and improve people's quality of life?

A range of prizes up for grabs

and get noticed by VINCI Construction!

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First Team


Each member of the first team will win a private visit of an exceptional VINCI Construction project in Europe, Asia or South America (tickets and accommodation for 2 nights, all inclusive)  


Second team


Each member of the second team will win a smart device (value €500) 


Third team


Each member of the third team will win a smart device (value €300) 

For each finalist


Each participant selected for the finale will win sports equipments and will get a VIP access to jobs and internships offers in VINCI Construction ! 


Innovate in one of these three fields:

The construction site
and methods of
 the future


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Sustainable construction & resilience

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Cities above
and under cities

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Submit your suggestions!

Are you a student with ideas on how to transform the world of construction?

Whatever your background or specialism, put together a team and take part in the second "The Trail by VINCI Construction" challenge by developing an ambitious project that will take the construction industry to the next level.

If your team is chosen, you'll all be invited to a 2-day final  featuring a sports challenge – with other teams from all over the world!



Ready to take part in the adventure and take up the challenge?

Creativity, innovation and sports challenge!

Whatever the domain you chose, you are free to suggest your own solutions!

Keep in mind that VINCI Construction is waiting for simple ideas, practical, detailed, feasible and implementable in a short period.

The finalist teams will be invited to take part in a great sports challenge for the finale! 


About VINCI Construction

VINCI Construction is France's leading construction company and a major player in the worldwide construction sector with a turnover of €14,231 million. It operates more than 30,000 construction sites/year and has more than 71,400 employees in around 100 countries.

More than just its size, what truly sets VINCI Construction apart is:

- the diversity of its expertise
- its business model
- its management model

As a business line of VINCI, the world's leading concessions and construction group, VINCI Construction exemplifies the Group’s entrepreneurial culture.


Find out more about VINCI Construction

May 28 & 29, 2020

The Trail

The finalist teams will be invited during 2 days in a place yet to be announced.

Presentation of your project to the final jury and sports challenges!