Distance Learning 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 8 teams (4 human and 4 virtual) 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: "'RCX' 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 the "RCX Group" turned the Competition on its head after a stunning 14% improvement, by far the best in the quarter, saw them surge 6 places up the table to become the new leaders with 1,503 pts, and they have ended the Early Years with a massive 133 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!
The chasing pack to the new leaders are led by previous leaders "Four Port", who were one of the teams to succumb to unknown bidders as they lost out on some key bids, with "Gosport Construction" just 7 points further back. 6 of the 8 teams posted deteriorating results, and none more strikingly than the leaders from periods 5 and 6, "MKK", who now prop up the table after a 15% and 3-place fall. The Competition really is reflecting the ups and downs that can occur in the real world being simulated.