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.


Huge congratulations to Team Tongjiem from Tongji University on winning the 2022 Global Student Challenge!

This year was the closest one ever! So well done and congratulations to the other five teams competing in the finals to make it the most competitive yet.

Team Nawasena – University of Indonesia
Team CQUNB – Chongqing University
Team Chan Tsz Kwan – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Team Techno Edge – Western Sydney University
Team GopherBuilt – University of Minnesota

Thank you to all the teams that took part, in all the rounds of the competition, we hope you found that the experience gave you a good insight into the realities of running your own construction company and that you enjoyed taking part.

OUR 2022 Finalists

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


Chongqing University, China

All the members of the team CQUNB come from the School of Management Science and Real Estate, but have different specialties, including financial management, project management, project cost, and real estate development and management, which greatly improves the comprehensive strength of the team. We have made good use of our knowledge in finance, bidding, personnel, and construction. Also, team members are good friends in private, we hope to make persistent efforts in the final, continue the first place in the preliminary, win the champion in the end!

Team Chan Tsz Kwan

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China

We are a group of students studying Bachelor of Science Degree in Building and Quantity Surveying in the Department of Building and Real Estate at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and tutored by Dr Amos Darko for the Global Student Challenge. We are passionate and enthusiastic about the construction industry and business.

The Global Student Challenge has provided us with a unique learning opportunity to apply the theories and knowledge that we have acquired from school to the real-world scenario of running our own virtual construction company. The Challenge has opened our eyes wide to some of the real challenges faced in running a construction company, and more importantly equipped us to adopt innovative solutions to carefully address these challenges, ranging from financial to overheads, estimating, bidding, personnel, and construction challenges. It also provides us with a platform to interact with global participants, who are fellow students from various universities around the world, in the competition. Our aim for competing in this Challenge is to have a better understanding of how to run and continuously improve the performance of a construction company, and the Challenge has more than adequately met our expectations.

We believe that this exceptional learning experience lays a solid foundation for our future development. We thank the organizer, our department, and our tutor for their support. We will continue to make progressive achievements in the construction industry.

Team Nawasena

Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

Universitas Indonesia is the best university in Indonesia based on Webometrics 2021. Our team, Nawasena, is under the auspices of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering. Our faculty has a vision to become a globally excellent and competitive engineering institution, through efforts to educate the nation’s life to improve people’s welfare, thereby contributing to the development of Indonesian society and the world.

Along with that, we chose the name Nawasena, which derives from the ancient Sanskrit terminology, means “a bright future’. Our team chose this name in the hope of bringing the “bright” victory for our country with the help of our tutor, Prof. Mohammed Ali Berawi, M.Eng.Sc., Ph.D..

Winning this competition surely will shape us to be a person with the “Nawasena” itself.

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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