Otago Polytechnic

A group of construction students have made OPAIC proud at a global online competition.

OPAIC selected a team of four undergraduate construction students to participate in the Chartered Institute of Building Global Student Challenge (CIOB GSC) 2020 earlier this month.

The challenge is all about allowing students to apply what they learn in the classroom to the real-world scenario of running their very own virtual construction company.

The OPAIC team went up against 47 teams from as far afield as UK, Scotland, USA, Canada, South Africa and Asia in six rounds of competition.

OPAIC finished 12th overall, and first out of the six teams from New Zealand. The other five teams came from universities around the country. 

Construction lecturer LipWah Ho said students learned a lot about managing a virtual construction company through the competition.

Lip helped prepare the students through experiential learning, equipping them with the skills and strategies required to participate effectively in the competition.

He says the team learned through their mistakes which resulted in their virtual company’s value being reduced over four rounds, and eventually managed to increase the company value, and share price.

Lip’s confident the experience will make the OPAIC team stronger in CIOB GSC 2021.

Our team members were Fei Wang, Chunling Li, Jiaxi Chen, and Jiale You, pictured above with Lip.


Published on 17 Apr 2020

Orderdate: 17 Apr 2020
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