Our 2022 Finalists

A huge thank you and well done to all the teams and universities that took part in the Early Years rounds of the CIOB Global Student Challenge, and made it a truly Global competition. Thank you also to the tutors, mentors and the universities that supported and guided the students through the early rounds of the competition, we appreciate your support.

OUR 2022 Finalists

Many congratulations to our finalists who will be moving on to compete in the virtual CIOB Global Student Challenge in June.

Team GopherBuilt – University of Minnesota, USA

We are GopherBuilt from the University of Minnesota located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. We originally participated in this competition for our final construction management project necessary for graduation. We are looking forward to the final years of the competition coming up!

Blake Bennett (left) will be graduating in December with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Construction Management. Haley Hansen (middle left) graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Systems Management and a minor in Construction Management. Sidney Enninga (middle right) graduated in May with a Bachelor of Science in Business and a minor in Construction Management. Mads Benishek (right) graduated in May with a Construction Management Certificate.

Team TechnoEdge – Western Sydney University, Australia

TechnoEdge is made up of four undergraduate students including Georgio Doumit, Alexander Soliman, Alena Alanis and Ella Summers, who are currently studying construction management at the School of Engineering, Design and Built Environment, Western Sydney University, Australia and coached by Associate Professor Yingbin Feng. Georgio Doumit is a final year student who is also a Building Cadet for Meriton Group. Alexander Soliman is in his third year at the university. Alena Alanis is in her second year of studies and currently a Building Cadet for Richard Crookes Constructions. Ella Summers is a second year student who is also a Cadet for ADCO. The team brings the knowledge and skills they learned at the university and from their Cadetship to the practices of formulating the team’s strategies in the competition. The team is ready to compete for the Global Student Challenge title in the Final.

Team Tongjiem – Tongji University, China


Our team name “Tongjiem” is derived from Tongji university’s engineering management major, the major of our team members. Tongji University is a prestigious university located in Shanghai, which was founded in 1907 as Tongji German Medical School by Erich Paulun, a German doctor in Shanghai. The name Tongji suggests cooperating by riding the same boat, which is the value we share as a team. It’s the first time for our university to compete in the CIOB GSC and we have experienced a breathtaking adventure so far. The game is like a box of chocolate to us- every step we took brought us unpredictable surprises, and thus, we are really thrilled about our future journey with friends worldwide and will continue to try our best.

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