Design Contest for Civil Engineering Students

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Design Contest for Civil Engineering Students

A group of civil engineering and diploma students set to work for three hours Coimbatore on 28th September, 2012 coming out with different types of designs for a special building in Coimbatore and architectural drawings for a section of a building and elevation.

The ‘Coimbatore Builders and Contractors’ Association President C.T. Narayanan said the association organised a contest for final civil engineering and polytechnic students. It short – listed the applicants and 22 students from 11 engineering colleges and 12 students from polytechnics participated in the contest on 28th September, 2012. Select teams will take part in a quiz contest on 4th October, 2012.

The aim is to bridge the gap in industry – institute interaction and to improve practical knowledge of students on different areas of construction. The engineering students were given code books and they worked in teams of two to design a special building that is coming up Coimbatore. The polytechnic students participated in CAD drawing. All the required resource material was given to the students.

Such contests will give an opportunity to the students to work on real projects and to come out best designs possible. It is essential for the industry to interact with colleges and students and encourage them to develop the skills required by the industry, he said.

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