IT, Tralee Students to Represent Ireland in CIOB Finals in the UK

A group of students from the IT, Tralee were recently announced winners of the Chartered Institute of Builders (CIOB) Regional Student Challenges and will now represent Ireland in the UK & Ireland finals which will be held on March 31st in the CIOB Head Quarters, Englemere, England.

IT, Tralee emerged victorious after the Limerick heats of the national competition, beating student teams from IT Carlow, Galway-Mayo IT, DIT, Waterford IT, Limerick IT, Cork IT and Athlone IT on February 17th. As part of the competition, students were set a scenario challenge in the construction sector and within a four hour period were required to present a series of suitable recommendations to a judging panel.

IT, Tralee secured enough scores in this heat, to beat off the competition from the winners of the other regional heat that took place in Belfast on February 5th. The teams that participated in the Belfast heat included the South Eastern Regional College, BMC, the University of Ulster Jordanstown, Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Northern Regional College, North & West Regional College and WYG Training.

The IT, Tralee students who will represent Ireland in the UK are Jeffrey O Connor, Noel Lynch and Adrian Doyle from Tralee and Austin Rooney from Beaufort, Killarney. Each of the students are in year 3 of their studies at the Institute completing courses in the areas of Quantity Surveying or Construction Studies.

David Hegarty - Lecturer & CIOB Liaison Officer at IT, Tralee commented: â¿¿Having strongly competed in past CIOB Student Challenges, this yearâ¿¿s win is a big boost for the IT Tralee team. We are looking forward to our trip to Englemere, to meet the other champions in the overall final. The Case Study in the Regional Final in Limerick was very demanding but our team are confident of giving another great performance again. Preparations are well underway for success."

Winners of the CIOB in Ireland Regional Student Challenge 2011

CIOB in Ireland Regional Student Challenge Winners, IT Tralee team (L-R) Mr. David Hegarty Lecturer & CIOB Liaison Officer at ITT, Students; Jeffrey Oâ¿¿Connor, Noel Lynch, Adrian Doyle and Austin Rooney, Mr. John Murphy Head of School of Engineering at ITT.