Last edited 28 May 2021

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CIOB Global Student Challenge 2021 finalists

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[edit] Introduction

The final six competing teams for the 2021 Global Student Challenge run by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) have been announced.

[edit] 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:

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.

The progress of the teams can be tracked through the final stages of the competition via the CIOB’s Twitter feed @CIOB.


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.

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