The JCT Student Competition is back for 2017!
Once again, we are looking for innovative and creative ideas to address the challenges facing the construction industry today.
You can present your idea in any way you like, e.g. essay, video, photographic essay, set of designs, drawings, as long as the idea is good, the presentation is up to you (Please refer to the how to enter link above)
However you present your idea, it must be related to one of the following topics:
A huge issue facing the industry, particularly in economic recovery, is how demand can be met with the current level of skills shortage. What does this hold for the future of the industry? Can this be addressed through education alone?
Construction has a vital role in meeting the challenges of sustainability and climate change. Do you have an idea to improve waste management, reduce fossil fuels, increase the use of renewable energy, conserve or re-reuse materials, or improve building performance
Inefficiency and inflexibility in working practices can have a negative impact on project management, time-scales, cost and morale. With the industry under increasing pressure to improve its efficiency, what are your ideas on how the industry can be more collaborative?
The UK government has mandated that all centrally procured projects should reach BIM level 2 by 2016. However it still faces many challenges in order to be used effectively including standardised software, ownership, and the impact on smaller firms. What are your ideas to take BIM forward?
Developments in technology have had a large impact, particularly with off-site construction, and robotics which are being used to take on a range of roles such as brick laying. How can technology continue to assist in the construction process, what technology ideas do you have to improve construction efficiency? What will the impact of technology be on jobs in the future?
Health and Wellbeing
Health, safety and wellbeing are of paramount importance for all those involved in the construction process, be it workers in offices or on sites, or the local community. What ideas do you have to improve effectiveness, performance and reduce potential risks through the promotion of health and wellbeing initiatives?