A team of four IT Sligo construction students brought home silverware from Croke Park at the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) student challenge held at the Stadium in Dublin on 22nd of November 2018.
Along with receiving numerous prizes for the event the students will be invited to attend the Construction Manager of the Year award (CMYA) in Dublin as well as the CIOB proposing to sponsor the team to go forward to the Global Student challenge which was held in Toronto last year.
The Sligo Team consisted of: Nathan Flanagan, Michael Cunningham, Gregory Kirkpatrick, and Matthew Shaw and lecturer Paul Donlon
The event was attended by students from Institutes of Technology, Universities and colleges throughout Ireland and ran by the CIOB in association with the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) and a number of sponsors including the top Construction Companies in Ireland.
The Challenge consisted of the students being given project material relating to a construction project, and then they were asked to produce a bid submission and presentation relating to the project within a tight time frame.
After the presentation the students were quizzed by the judges in relation to their report. The teams were marked then the top three were asked to attend another nail biting question and answer session in front of the judges and audience.
The Sligo team put in an outstanding performance in what was a highly testing challenge and were praised by the judges for their extensive knowledge, practicality and overall professionalism.