The final stage of the 2021 challenge is now underway
The hotly anticipated final stage of the CIOB’s annual Global Student Challenge is underway as the final six teams competing for the prestigious title have been announced.
In the seventh year of the competition, in which teams act as a board of directors running their own construction company, the CIOB has announced a truly global line-up of finalists, representing 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; and
- Greenwich Construction – University of Greenwich, UK.
Running since 2014, the challenge is a test of construction industry knowhow, taking place in stages over a number of months.
“The CIOB has announced a truly global line-up of finalists, representing six institutes, five countries and three continents”
The competition challenges 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 the CIOB’s Twitter feed for updates: @theCIOB.