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2017 University Challenge Winners Announced

Posted by Sue Dengenis on May 23, 2017 3:40:46 PM

The next generation of constructors is doing some amazing work.  Check out their submissions from this years University Challenge.

Participation in this year’s University Challenge was outstanding: 14 universities, 21 teams, and 100 students from around the globe competed in the 4TH annual Synchro University Challenge.  For the first time, there was a tie for first place.  Thank you to all who participated and congratulations to the winners!

The winning team receives $3,000, a commemorative plaque, plus a 5 year Synchro PRO license for each team member!  Second place winners receive $2,000, a plaque, and a 3 year PRO license. The third place team receives $1,000, a plaque, plus a 1 year PRO license for each team member!

First Place Honors: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia and Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

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“Thanks to Synchro challenge, we better understand the building process of construction and the use of safety equipment on site. This challenge helped us to improve our scheduling skills; we hope that our work motivates other students and professionals to start using 4D modelling.” Pavol Mayer and David Sandor, Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava

Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava: Video Log & Project Animation

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Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea: Project Animation & video log

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Second Place Honors: The University of Texas at Austin, USA

"4D scheduling proved extremely valuable. It took two of the project’s most unique and complicated scenarios, scenarios that would have been extremely difficult to communicate about during construction coordination meetings, and provided an efficient means to present all relevant details in a short 1.5-minute animation.”  The University of Texas at Austin team

  Video Log

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 Third Place Honors:  Universidad de los Andes, Colombia  

“Synchro allowed us to understand construction from a complete perspective. This opened up a series of possibilities and tools that we can apply in real projects.”

Video log

Finalists:

Carnegie Mellon University, Team 1 and Team 2

University of Oklahoma

Congratulations to the winners and all participants for the truly excellent work. You have set the bar high for next years University Challenge.

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