The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) were in WIT recently to promote the benefits of membership to students within the Department of Construction & Civil Engineering. With over 46,000 members throughout the world, the CIOB is an international institution dedicated to representing building professionals. The Chair of the CIOB Southern Centre, John Hillis, presented the annual Student of the Year Award to Cormac Hickey, for excellence in his studies on the BSc (Honours) in Construction Management & Engineering (CME) programme.
Cormac, who recently graduated with first class honours in the CME programme, is currently completing a Masters in Civil Engineering at Trinity College Dublin. In celebrating Cormac’s achievement, Programme Leader, Brian Graham commented, “having worked in industry for a number of years as a Construction Manager, Cormac joined the CME programme in 2010, as an advanced entry student. He made a positive contribution to the final year group and always conducted himself in a professional and diligent manner. We are delighted that his hard work and achievements have been recognised by the CIOB and wish him well for the future.”
This week also saw the current third year group of CME students going on Industrial Placement to locations in Ireland, the UK, New York and Australia. “In spite of the current difficulties facing the construction industry, there are still fantastic opportunities for our students and graduates to work with some of the leading Irish and international construction companies, both at home and abroad,” Brian Graham noted, adding that “the CME programme has a long-standing tradition of working with these companies and we pride ourselves on preparing our graduates to excel in what is an exciting and challenging industry.”2