MERIT 2016

MERIT 2016

1) Information for student games can be found by clicking on the Universities button on the home page of

 2) MERIT 2016

The 26th MERIT Champions

The Champions of MERIT 2016 were Spartans from WS Atkins India Pvt Ltd the other teams taking part in the Final at Lough borough University were:


   Position      Team      Sponsor      Total Rating    
1 Spartans WS   Atkins India pvt ltd. 7063  
2 One   Atkins Atkins   China Limited 5513  
3 SUPERnOVA Ove   Arup & Partners 5466  
4 Nott   Macdonalds Mott   Macdonald 4418  
5 ATRIUM WS   Atkins India(Pvt.) Ltd. 3873  
6 Singularity W S   Atkins India Pvt Ltd 3787  

MERIT is supported by the ICE, CIOB and CITB.

The winners received a Silver Salver from and a cash prize of £2500,the runners up a cash prize of £1000. The prize fund for 2017 stands at £5000.

The top six competed with 120 teams during the online phase to qualify for the Final

Registration for MERIT 2017, the annual construction business game run with the support of the ICE, CIOB and CIB for the 27th time opens in October 2016. A large and international participation is in prospect.

MERIT is well established in developing skills and knowledge in company and financial management together with leadership and disciplined decision making preparing participants for future senior roles.

Teams can express an interest on and register when registration is open. Teams who do not have the full details to register such as a full list of team members or a Purchase Order can use the pre-registration facility on the web-site and complete the rest of their details when available.

3) CIOB Global Student Challenge 2016

The winners of the CIOB’s Global Student Challenge were Cali Construction from Glasgow Caledonian University.

This is the second consecutive year that a team from GCU have won the Global Student Challenge and given the strength of the competition this is remarkable.

The CIOB held the Final of the Global Student Challenge in the Grand Hyatt Hotel Hong Kong at the same time as the CIOB’s Member’s Forum giving the Finalists great opportunities to interact with many experienced members of our industry which they took to full advantage.

The teams that qualified for the Final, an experience that can be described as a great prize in itself were:


   Position      Team      University      
1 Cali   Construction Glasgow   Caledonian University    
2 Bond   Agents Bond   University    
3 Prestige   Worldwide University   of Cape Town    
4 BRE   Team 4 Department   of Building and Real Estate, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University    
5 Oath   Keeper CIOB   Student Center of Chongqing University    
6 AGBA Deakin   University    

Qualification was earned by competing online over six weeks in a long established construction based business game MERIT and competitors were drawn from a global spread of Universities and the top six were invited by the CIOB to the Final which is run over two days.

The winners were awarded the Crane award and will receive mentoring to assist their careers and the development of ‘tomorrow’s leaders’.

Registration for the 2018 Global Student Challenge will begin in October with the online phase running over March and April 2017 with the Final being planned for July 2017 again in Hong Kong.

The CIOB Global Student Challenge web site is:

MERIT web site is