CIOB: Glasgow Students Win Leading Construction Award
For the second year in a row students from Glasgow Caledonian University have won the Chartered Institute of Building’s Student Challenge Final.
This year’s challenge saw the students propose a design and build brief for a hypothetical new terminal at Manchester Airport – Terminal 4.
The teams were asked to create an ‘Intelligent Airport’ that considers the whole life cycle of the building. There had to be recognition of the current construction improvement agenda relating to Building Information Modelling and the wider use of digital technologies, the importance of quality design and the pivotal role of sustainability.
Dr Sarah Peace from the CIOB said, “This year’s challenge produced some really innovative and considered solutions. What impressed the Judges the most was the passion and awareness all the student teams showed throughout the event. But for us Glasgow gave the most complete and creative set of solutions that displayed a real insight for airport building.”
The Judging Panel included David Haimes from Manchester Airports Group, Gavin Maxwell-Hart from Laing O’Rourke, Danny Kearney from Xtratherm and Dr Sarah Peace the CIOB’s Scholarship and Research Manager.
2nd place went to the University of Wolverhampton
In 3rd place was the Institute of Technology Carlow
Other teams to reach the final included: University of Greenwich, City of Sunderland College, Mid Kent College, University of Salford, University of the West of England, Pencoed College, Leeds Met University and a team from SDC Construction Group.
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