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April 14, 2015

Construction engineering students place third at national event.

Fanshawe's Construction Engineering Technology team placed third overall in The Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) Simulated Student Bid Competition.

According to the TCIC website, the annual competition is held "to help students understand the real life challenges that are present within the construction bidding and estimating process."

TCIC further describes the event as "a unique collaboration between students and faculty at educational institutes across Canada, working closely with the construction industry to provide real world bidding and estimating experience, under the guidance and mentorship of industry professionals."

The Construction Engineering Technology team receives the third place prize at The Construction Institute of Canada (TCIC) awards gala, held at the Ontario Investment and Trade Centre in Toronto on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Student entries are assessed on professionalism and accuracy, as well as how thoroughly they address a range of complex industry-related criteria. In total, 67 teams from across Canada participated in this year's competition. In addition to taking third place, Fanshawe's team received $500 for "most accurate and complete bid."

"It was quite the achievement for these students to place third overall in the program's first year participating in this competition," said Matthew Carson, Professor in the School of Building Technology. "We're all proud of them and want to congratulate them for their hard work and for representing Fanshawe in such a positive manner."

Carson mentioned a special thanks is also due to the EllisDon management team for their mentorship and support.