Campus based postgraduate students from the School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (SCES) are taking part in their own internal Enginuity Competition as part of their module Strategic and General Management in Construction
There are 10 teams competing over 7 rounds, or nearly two simulated years, between October 2020 and January 2021.
The league table at the end of period 8
The story, period by period
|PERIOD 8: "'Future Axis' make a dramatic move as UNKNOWN bidders wreak havoc for many"|
Period 8 saw major turbulence amongst many of the teams as a number of teams struggled to win new work, with UNKNOWN rival bidders such as The Crayford Road Group and Sharami International undercutting them, and those who put all their eggs in one basket by bidding for just a few jobs suffered the most.
However, there were some success stories, and most notably "Platinum" posted a stunning 24% improvement, the best in the quarter, that saw them surge 7 places up the table to second, but just above them the leaders from period 5, "Future Axis" made a dramatic move from 4th and back to top spot with 1,605 pts after an impressive 17% growth, and they ended the Early Years with a significant 63 point lead over their rivals, but that can easily be wiped away as the teams now enter the unpredictability of the second stage of the competition, known as the later years, when they go 'head to head' in direct competition against each other for work. Watch this space to see the outcome!
Further down the table previous leaders "BIGAS" were one of the teams to succumb to unknown bidders as they lost out on some key bids, slipping 2 places to 3rd, However, in a period when 50% of the teams posted declining fortunes, both "Cubix Construction" and those "Risky Raccoons Ltd" were 2 of the success stories with 6 and 10% growth respectively. The Competition really is reflecting the ups and downs that can occur in the real world being simulated.