CIOB: London South Bank University wins the 2008 Student Challenge

London South Bank University has won this year’s Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Student Challenge 2008.

This year’s challenge required the students to act as logistics consultants working to support a multi-million pound construction project in the UK. Part of the challenge was to overcome concerns from local residents who felt that the project would result in added noise, dust and increased transportation.

Competing against seven other teams, the students from London impressed the judges with their proposal, which covered the logistics methods to and from the site.

Michael Brown CIOB deputy chief executive said, “This year’s challenge produced some really innovative and insightful solutions. Construction is a complex industry and so the provision of good logistics is crucial to achieve a successful project. The challenge highlighted those implications, both in terms of how well transportation supports the construction industry and the wider environmental, social and economic considerations.”

· 2nd place Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

· 3rd place University of Central Lancashire

· Highly Commended the Southampton Solent University

The Judging Panel included Canute Simpson and Adrian Blumenthal from Constructing Excellence, Adrian Boughtflower of Westfield and Dr Sarah Peace, CIOB research manager.

Other teams to reach the final included: Inverness College, City of Sunderland College, Leeds College of Building and the Coleg Sir Gar from Wales.



The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) represents on behalf of the public the most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry.

The CIOB’s role is to:

· Promote the importance of the built environment.

· Lead the industry to create a sustainable future worldwide.

· Encourage leadership potential.

· Set the highest standards in quality, safety and qualification.

· Create an industry where excellence prospers.

Further information is available by contacting Saul Townsend CIOB press and communications manager on 01344 630 766 –

Saul Townsend MCIPR MIPRA
Press & Communications Manager
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
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