Back by popular demand, New Civil Engineer will once again be calling on the industry’s bright young minds to enter the TechFest Graduate Challenge 2018. This year’s challenge will be bigger and better than last year, with 10 enterable teams instead of 5, and a new and improved challenge for graduates to solve!
Teams will be tasked with designing a transport link somewhere in the world, from scratch, in one day. The link will be intended to drive regional economic growth but the design will need to be fully sympathetic to its environment and connect with existing transport networks.
Teams will spend the day scoping out ideas, building and designing the transport link, and preparing the pitch presentations. At the end of the day, they will have the opportunity to present their transport link pitch to the panel of judges. Following questions and deliberations, the judges will announce the winning team, who will then be invited to attend the evening Awards and collect their Graduate Challenge award.
Who should enter?
- Teams of up to 4 graduate engineers, from clients, consultants and contractors
- Teams should be from the same organisation, but we’d encourage a mix of disciplines to enter
- 10 lucky teams will be shortlisted and invited to take part in the competition on Wednesday 19 April (all team members must be available to participate on this day)
- All entered teams can gain CPD hours by participating in the challenge
How to enter
Stay tuned to find out more details about the challenge, the prize and how and when to enter!
"A lot of youth and enthusiasm, together with great technology produced some remarkably well-thought through and detailed proposals in a very short amount of time. The hackathon really showed us what a team can do with focus and a forward-looking attitude."
- Ann Bentley, RLB