Academic Life: Dauntsey's Designers

PUBLISHED: 16:52 27 June 2011 | UPDATED: 19:36 20 February 2013

Academic Life: Dauntsey's Designers

Academic Life: Dauntsey's Designers

A team from Dauntsey's School in Devizes have clinched a top award at this year's RICS Schools Sustainable Development Competition.

A team from Dauntseys School in Devizes has clinched a top award at this years RICS Schools Sustainable Development Competition. The school was one of the runners-up in the event which is open to schools from across the South West.

The annual event, now in its tenth year, challenged teams of A-Level Geography students to design a hypothetical new development and regeneration scheme in Bristol.

Teams were briefed in the morning and had to complete their project and present it to judges during the course of the day. Plans had to take account of social, economic and environmental issues such as reducing carbon footprint, encouraging bio-diversity, sustainable transport and reducing energy consumption.

Matthew McKaig, Operations Director, RICS West, commented: Whilst in the real world plans would typically evolve over a period of several months, the teams worked to a very tight timescale. The standard of the projects presented demonstrated a real appreciation of the complexities and challenges of construction design.

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