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DIT student success in international Design/Build competition

Posted: 18 February, 2016

DIT students from the College of Engineering and Built Environment teamed up with their University of Oklahoma counterparts to compete in a collaborative student design build competition in Dallas, Texas.

DIT/University of Oklahoma collaborative team win 3rd prize

The competition is hosted by the Associated School of Construction region 5.

The DIT members of the team were Nadine Kinsella and Paul Connolly, both in their 3rd year of their degree programme in Construction Economics; and John Flynn who is a 4th year Architecture student.  Working with three students from University of Oklahoma their team placed 3rd in this very competitive international competition.  In addition, Paul Flynn won the award for Best Presenter.

John Flynn, DIT 4th year Architecture student, wins Best Presenter award at international design/build competition

Each team of six students was provided with a detailed Request for Proposal released at 8am on the first day of the competition, and each team had 16 hours to complete a design, schedule, estimate and the necessary outline works.  The project involved the design, estimate and schedule for 100,000 square feet of office space in a developing community in North Dallas.   The site location offered some varied and commanding challenges to the competitors and called for a team approach to address the requirements of the client.

Having worked on their proposal and submitting it by the deadline of midnight, the collaborative DIT/University of Oklahoma team travelled from the Norman campus of University of Oklahoma to Dallas to defend their proposal to the judging panel.