EMEA Hackathon
in SAS® Viya® 2020

Hackathon in SAS® Viya®


Topic of the Challenge:

Housing conditions 

For several years, asbestos has been used in housing construction. Noting the harmful impacts of asbestos dust on health (cancer among others), its use has been prohibited in France since January 1, 1997…. But many people still live in these homes.

In this context, social landlords, who manage a large part of the French housing stock, have to face a double constraint:

  • Maintenance and improvement of the energy performance of their fleet
  • Asbestos diagnostics and associated asbestos removal work

We’re going to use AI from SAS Viya to predict in a faster manner asbestos presence in dwellings. Those prediction will help us doing a better targeting of flat where we need to perform a physical diagnostic and better forecast necessary renovations costs. 

The two benefits sought are the improvement of housing conditions that go hand in hand with the health of tenants, as well as the optimization of the finances allocated to these repairs.

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Team Name:


Bastien Courant
Team Member

Olivier Wilmes
Team Member

Sébastien Couroussé
Team Leader