CIOB Global Student Challenge 2021 finalists
 2021 competition details
In this iteration of the competition, teams act as a Board of Directors running their own construction company. The CIOB has announced a global line up of finalists, with representation from six institutes and countries across three continents.
The six finalists include:
- Hara 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
- Greenwich Construction - University of Greenwich, UK
The CIOB’s Global Student Challenge is a test of construction industry know-how, taking place in stages over a number of months. Running since 2014, the competition has challenged 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 took place in January 2021, is where teams learned 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 started a few weeks later, with teams playing competitively with other teams around the world, making decisions that influenced the success of their companies.
This article originally appeared on the CIOB website under the headline, ‘Next generation of construction leaders set to face off in Global Student Challenge 2021’. It was published on 27 May 2021.