CIOB Global Student Challenge finalists named

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The six finalists competing for the annual Global Student Challenge, run by the Chartered Institute of Building, have been named.

In the seventh year of the competition, in which teams act as a board of directors running their own construction company, CIOB there is a global line-up of finalists, with representation from six institutes, five countries and three continents.

The top six – and the only teams now remaining of the 35 who entered – are:

•             Harsa Bayanaka – Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

•             CQUNB – Chongqing University, China

•             Wonders – Massey University, New Zealand

•             Eco Advance – Taylor’s University, Malaysia

•             Welly Construction – Wellington Institute of Technology, New Zealand

•             Greenwich Construction – University of Greenwich, UK

CIOB’s Global Student Challenge is a test of construction industry know-how, taking place in stages over a number of months. Running since 2014, the competition has challenged built environment students to run their own virtual construction company. Teams are made up of full-time students studying for a degree in the built environment.

The ‘Foundation Years’ stage, which kicked off in January, is where teams learn how to play the game, running a virtual construction company in a simulated environment using the MERIT software, testing out strategies and refining tactics for the competitive game.

The ‘Early Years’ stage began a few weeks later, with teams playing competitively with other teams around the world, making decisions that influenced the success of their companies.

You can track the success of the teams throughout the final stages of the competition by following CIOB’s Twitter feed for updates: @theCIOB.

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