Heriot-Watt student success at CIOB Scotland Student Challenge



Left to right: Tobi Morenikeji Akintan, Martin Daniel Nolan,Ian Gracie (CIOB Scotland Chair) Edafe Boroniand and Jennifer Graham.

Construction Project Management and Quantity Surveying students became first and third in the student challenge hosted by CIOB Scotland at Crieff Hydro on 11 February. 11 teams of four students from construction project management and surveying disciplines at universities in Scotland took part in the challenge.

The Heriot-Watt teams impressed the judges with their innovative ideas and strategies to solve the housing crisis in the UK.

First place went to the team of Jennifer Graham (CPM); Martin Daniel Nolan (QS); Edafe Boroni (CPM); Tobi Morenikeji Akintan (CECM). They received a cash prize and a work placement opportunity at the Robertson Group.

The third place went to the team of Sze Yuen Ding (CPM), Anthony Uchenna Tabansi (CPM), Pablo Espinosa Almenara (CPM), Shahriar Manafi Dariani (CPM).

Jennifer Graham from the winning team said: "All three of the Heriot-Watt teams did really well. Each of us approached the problem differently and came up with a variety of well thought out solutions.

"I really think that reflects on the standard of teaching we receive from the school and the encouragement we get from our teachers to be confident in our ability to think innovatively."