Team member Yuhan Sun said that the whole process of the competition was inspiring.
“Learning about company operations, realising the importance of teamwork, coping with competition and pressure, and, at the final, networking with global leaders in the construction industry was a priceless experience for us,” Sun said.
“To succeed in this competition we had to think like directors, act like directors, and be directors. Indeed, the whole experience lifted our thinking to a higher level, because we had to make decisions on a more strategic level throughout the competition, and had the chance to see the ripple effects of our decisions on different departments within our company.”
Associate Dean of Construction Management, School of Property, Construction and Project Management, Peter S.P. Wong, who supervised the team, said event organiser Chartered Institute of Building and academics from the other universities praised the outstanding performance of the RMIT team.
“The brilliant outcome once again justifies RMIT's construction management undergraduate program reputation as a world-class program and explains why our construction management graduates are so valued in the industry,” Wong said.
Trojan Corporation team member Phillip Stojakovic said one of the highlights of the trip was meeting global construction leaders and learning about the different approaches, motivators and barriers within the construction industry in other regions such as China, Dubai and the UK.
“Overall, the experience and result that we achieved in the Global Student Challenge 2018 has enhanced our knowledge, professional development, aspirations and allowed us to foster relationships with some of the global construction industry leaders,” he said.
Story: Karen Phelan