3 Feb 2015
Chartered Institute of Building prize awarded to Loughborough academic
Winners of the 2014 International Innovation and Research awards from the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have been announced with Loughborough’s Robby Soetanto scooping one of the top prizes.
Robby, a lecturer in Construction Management in the School of Civil and Building took the Premier Award in the category for Innovation in Education and Training for his project BIM-Hub: Educating Future Built Environment Professionals to work in BIM Environment. As a Premier prize winner he will receive a certificate and trophy, as well as £2000.
The 2014 competition registered 178 entries from 17 different countries. The Premier award winners were selected to recognise their outstanding achievements in academic research and industry innovation.
The CIOB awards are presented annually to highlight the importance of innovation and research for professionals working in the field of the built environment. They aim to raise performance levels, enhance best practice and ultimately improve the quality of the built environment.
On receiving this award, Robby said “I am delighted to have received such prestigious award. This award provides a testimony of the value of our innovative education in the School of Civil and Building Engineering for preparing our graduates to work in the modern construction industry. I wish to thank to colleagues at Loughborough, Coventry University and Ryerson University as well as the project consultants and our funders, Hewlett Packard Catalyst Initiative and Higher Education Academy. All have helped me implement this innovation since 2011.”