14 Jul 2015
Students rank second in international construction business challenge
Second year students competed in the final of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Global Student Challenge in Hong Kong on 8 to 11 July.
Charlie Waterhouse, Nick Theos, and Tom Shepherd, who are studying Construction Engineering Management, and Steve Smith, who is studying Architectural Engineering and Design Management, beat 30 other teams from universities around the world to get to the final.
The challenge aims to identify and shape the construction leaders of tomorrow. Students are set a task to run their own construction company in a simulated environment using software developed by Loughborough University called MERIT (Management Enterprise Risk Innovation and Teamwork), which has been used to train young professionals since 1998.
Whilst competing in Hong Kong the team consistently raised their game from 6th to 3rd and were in second place as they went into the final.
Demonstrating real commitment to the whole event, Loughborough came as runners up to Glasgow Caledonian with a result of 3325 to 3066.