LYIT engineering students place second in regional competition

A team of students from the Civil Engineering and Construction Department at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) were runners-up at the northern regional heat of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) ‘Student Challenge 2013’.

A team of students from the Civil Engineering and Construction Department at Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) were runners-up at the northern regional heat of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) ‘Student Challenge 2013’.

The competition took place at LYIT in January and included 7 groups of students from colleges and universities across Ulster.

The teams were tasked with solving a construction management related problem designed to showcase their construction knowledge in front of CIOB members, judges, lecturers and fellow students - a pressurised and nerve racking task.Representing LYIT were Eilis Mee (Carrickmacross), a BSc in Quantity Surveying year 3 student, Hugh Gallagher (Letterkenny) and Martin Sheridan (Portnablagh), both in 4th year BSc Hons Fire Safety Engineering, and Paul Bradley (Buncrana) studying the BSc Hons in Sustainable Construction Management (4th year).