Top six finalists for this year’s Global Student Challenge announced
Last year’s winning team was George Brown College from Toronto
Finalists for the 2019 CIOB Global Student Challenge have been announced.
Now in its sixth year, the competition sees teams from universities across the world act as a board of directors running their own construction company. This year’s finalists include six different institutes from six countries and four continents.
The top six – the only teams now remaining of the 39 who entered – are:
- Kanigara Banu – Universitas Indonesia
- KLMN Construction Group – George Brown College, Canada
- Resilient Construction – Glasgow Caledonian University, UK
- Toomer Oaks Construction – Auburn University, USA
- Hotpot Crew – Chongqing University, China
- Design & CurStruct – Curtin University, Australia
Teams are full-time students studying a degree in the built environment. They battle through a series of stages from January when they learn how to play the game, running a virtual construction company in a simulated environment using MERIT software.
Kanigara Banu, a first time entrant, has been at the top of the leader board for the whole competition, but the George Brown College team will be seeking to recapture the title its predecessors won last year. Glasgow’s Resilient Construction is also in serious contention as the “home” team.
The winners, who take home a £2,000 prize, will be announced at the CIOB President’s Dinner in June.
Tickets are on sale for the President’s Dinner on 27 June in the Signet Library, Edinburgh. Information can be found at: https://events.ciob.org/ehome/200186455