Students pitch proposals to Willmott Dixon

Throughout their final year, BSc (Hons) Construction Management students have worked on a live project from Willmott Dixon to help build and enforce skills.

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The winning students with their work

Throughout their final year, BSc (Hons) Construction Management students have worked on a live project from Willmott Dixon to help build and reinforce their skills. The brief was to create a proposal for the construction of a college rebuild. The groups had to pitch not only a solution to the task, but also take into account other elements including financial and ecological factors.

During their final presentation, the students had to pitch their proposal to a panel of four representatives from Willmott Dixon. They were allowed wall space to present visual elements of their work as well as a screen for the main 45-minute presentation. At the end, the panel asked in depth questions to test if the students had effectively applied their knowledge to a real-world application.

At the end of the day, one team was chosen as the winner and received professional recognition from Willmott Dixon for producing industry-standard work. A student at the time said, "One of the reasons we came to NTU is to actually learn things that will benefit us in the real world and I feel like this presentation has really given us insight into what to expect in the industry. I feel we couldn't have been any better equipped for this."

This project has been something Willmott Dixon has run for six years with the School of Architecture, Design and the built Environment. Another student said, "I think you really learn teamwork, we have really engaged with each other and despite little differences, it still all comes together at the end."

Students pitch proposals to Willmott Dixon

Published on 5 June 2015
  • Category: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

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