Student success at Chartered Institute of Building Annual Challenge

Built Environment students from Dundee and Angus College have triumphed at the annual Chartered Institute of Building student challenge.

The event which was run by Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and held at Dundee’s Apex hotel saw teams from different universities and colleges compete against each other to solve a construction related scenario.

Teams were given no prior knowledge of the brief and students were given two hours to research, produce and present their design proposal. This involved the research and design of a proposal for a new community development at Port Ellen on the island of Islay. Marks were awarded for various elements including flood prevention, building design, materials, renewable energy, environmental impact assessment, and project management.

The team from Dundee and Angus College showcased their knowledge and skills and were complimented by the judging panel on their professional presentation and attention to detail. The judges were impressed by the way the multidisciplinary team of Architectural Technology and Civil Engineering students worked well together demonstrating in depth knowledge of their subject area.

Speaking on the student’s success the Built Environment team from Dundee and Angus College said, “The CIOB event proved to be an amazing experience. We are very proud of our students’ performances on the day. The fact they came first, particularly as they were up against such stiff university competition was fantastic. They were presenting to a panel of very experienced industry professionals from some of the largest national construction companies. The success at this event highlights that our Built Environment courses continue to provide our students with an excellent knowledge of sustainable construction, producing industry ready candidates. We are sure that the prize of a week’s site experience with Robertson Construction will further enhance their learning experience.”

The winners from Dundee and Angus College:

Adam McArtney – HND Civil Engineering Yr1

Andrew Elliott - HND Civil Engineering Yr2

Helen Cran – HND Architectural Technology Yr1

Jessica Dursley – HND Architectural Technology Yr1