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Article Date: 27th March 2013

Siemens Building Technologies Supports Local Student Challenge

Building Automation - Heating Systems - Ventilation Systems - Air Conditioning

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Frimley-based Siemens Building Technologies division has shown its support for the next generation of construction professionals by sponsoring the South East regional heats of The Chartered Institute of Building’s Student Challenge Competition 2013.

Held across the UK, the regional heats give students from local colleges, universities or workplaces the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and enthusiasm for the construction industry. The competition is based on knockout heats and includes rounds on general building, the history of building and general knowledge, leading to a national final at The Chartered Institute of Building’s headquarters in Ascot, Berkshire.

Dave Pickles, UK Managing Director for the Siemens Building Technologies division, commented: “Students from across the south east have shown they are really engaged with the competition and proud to represent their colleges and universities. I’m certain we’ve seen some of the construction and building professionals of the future.

“There are hundreds of stimulating and rewarding career paths for school leavers within engineering and construction, but many are just not aware of the different options available to them. This is why initiatives like the Chartered Institute of Building’s Student Challenge are so important to highlight the opportunities available and encourage the skills development needed to succeed.”

The Siemens Building Technologies division is the world leader in the market for safe and energy-efficient buildings and infrastructures. This includes building automation, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, fire protection and security. Operating in the construction industry, it is committed to initiatives designed to showcase the opportunities the sector offers and encourage development of the skills base.

The winner of the South East regional heat of the CIOB Student Challenge was Mid-Kent College, retaining its title for the fifth year running. This year’s regional heat, took place in Southampton and saw 15 teams participating from eight local colleges/universities (Mid Kent College; Royal School of Military Engineering; Southampton Solent University; Eastleigh College; Highbury College; Canterbury College; University of Brighton and the University of Reading).

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