Winner of CIOB Minecraft Competition Announced
The Chartered Institute of Building is pleased to announce the winner of its Minecraft competition. Totally_Guy, real name Guy MacDonnell ICIOB, won with 52.9% of the vote for his build of the CCTV Tower.
The competition was launched in association with International Construction Management Day on 9 March. Guy, who is a Quantity Surveyor for Interserve Construction, has been playing Minecraft since it was in beta in 2011. On why he chose CCTV Tower for his build Guy said: “I thought it was the building best suited to the medium. I was always going to go down the route of an elaborate interior and the CCTV tower was the most interesting building to facilitate that. In real life the building represented a huge engineering challenge for Arup but in Minecraft there's no gravity!”
Guy went into great detail in planning his build including “doing research with the building plans and elevations and [then projecting] that information to suit the size of the plot of land”. He also placed hoardings around his build and in a nod to the Considerate Constructors Scheme, placed a sign outside his build that said “Site Safety Starts Here”. He said the hardest thing about the build was “making sure the walk around would be entertaining, I used many signs filled with typical office and construction messages to parody the fact that this is an obviously fake building.”
The CIOB believe Minecraft can be instrumental tool to get young people interested in a career in construction. And Guy has said he hopes this result doesn’t put off the construction Managers of the future saying “I hope that I haven't discouraged anyone from the younger generation due to winning by experience. It is my belief the study of games is an undervalued academic subject which holds the key to understanding incentives within business procedures. Minecraft is a rare example of a game that implicitly asks the players what they prioritise.”
You can see a video of Guy’s winning CCTV Tower here: https://youtu.be/zhAG2oqY5lA
The full results are as follows:
|CCTV Tower by Totally Guy||52.9|
|Houses of Parliament by Nie_Longbottom||16.7|
|Houses of Parliament by LazerEyesMC||12.3|
|The Shard by Oscar9379485||9.1|
|The Petronas Towers by Cambo2013||9|
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