Two teams of Civil Engineering undergraduates performed extremely well at the annual Productivity Challenge. Team BusyMan (comprising Year 4 students Tai Zi Yi; Tan Jing Qun; Yun Shu Jun, Alexander Mathew Noronha; and Sia Song Yu) were the Champions of the Productivity Challenge 2017, while Team NUS Boleh (comprising Year 4 students Poh Wee Ling, Prissy; Chia Bing Jin; Lim Jia Qi, Jamie; and Poh Qi Yue, Ian) clinched the second runner-up prize.
Organised by the Building & Construction Association (BCA), and held in conjunction with the Singapore Construction Productivity Week 2017, the challenge is a project-based competition for tertiary students, participating in teams of five, over a six-week period. This year’s challenge was based on “The Principal Gardens Condo Project”.
Led by Professor David Chua, and mentored by Professor Tan Kiang Hwee and Mr Venkatesan Karthik from NUS Civil & Environmental Engineering, the teams were required to demonstrate engineering knowledge in the choice of buildable systems and labour efficient construction methods to improve productivity in the construction sector. Using Autodesk Revit, the teams developed a 3D modelling of the residential project, which was exported to other software, such as Autodesk Robot for Structural Analysis, and NavisWork for 3D visualisation and simulation of the construction process used by industry.