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Postgraduate students from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering are taking part in their own internal Enginuity Competition as part of their module Engineering Contract & Procurement.
The students are split into 51 teams, and competing over 8 rounds, or two simulated years, between August and October 2020.
The league table at the end of period 9
The story, period by period
|PERIOD 9: "'Magic Cube' still lead, but is their puzzle about to be solved ?"|
After a previous tough quarter for a number of teams, period 9 saw many of them rallying, with nearly 80% of the teams posting positive growth figures, and finally there is some stability at the top of the table with modest 3% growth from "Magic Cube" enabling them to stay in pole position with 1,602 pts. However the gap to their nearest challengers has been halved to just 13 points, with "Carelessly Ingenious?", up two places, and "UnimelbEng15", the best risers in the quarter with a 17-place gain, both tied in 2nd place. And still well in contention amongst a group of teams are the "Marvel Group" who moved back up to 4th.
Further down the table there were many improving stories, but none more so than "Group 32", whose astonishing 36% growth, easily the best posted in the round, enabled them to make a big move from 46th to 31st. In contrast the small number of teams struggling to recover from a poor set of results in period 9 will now more than ever need to show great resolve, a key trait of successful management, and in particular they will need to review their bidding strategy in order to prepare more competitive bids to secure new work, which is the key to their revival.