Construction students impress in national, international competitions

Students from our Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies are wowing judges in industry competitions on national and international stages. 

A trio of Construction Management students will compete this summer in the Global Student Challenge Open New Browser Window, organized by the U.K.'s Chartered Institute of Builders. The team of Doan (Lucas) Dang, Nick Lourenco, and Mike Lino placed third out of teams from 53 schools from Australia, China, and the U.K., in the qualifying rounds. The team is one of only six to make it to the finals and the only one from North America. 

The Global Student Challenge happens in Toronto, July 8 – 12. Students use game-like simulation software to run their own construction company and bid on projects against competitors. 

Find out more about the competition and check out a Q & A with George Brown's team. 

And in April, two teams from George Brown won in three categories at The Construction Institute of Canada's Open New Browser Window annual National Simulated Student Bid Competition. 

Roman Solonynko, Juliano Nolfo, Alex Lema, and Cameron Stitski (team Grade Construction) won the top prize in the Closest to the Target Price category and third in the BIM (building information modeling) category.  

Julio Castro, Jacob Anhang, Adriana Aviles and Nicolas Arevlao (Team Skyline Constructors) took first place in the BIM category and first place for Most Professional Bid.