MERIT International Construction Business Simulation game: Competition final 2016


This video was recorded on 12th and 13th May 2016, at Loughborough University. It includes interviews with Julien Green, Global Design Interface Manager, Atkins, and
Sir John Armitt, CBE, FREng, FICE,
President, Institution of Civil Engineers
National Infrastructure Commissioner
Chairman, City & Guilds

MERIT – or management, enterprise, risk, innovation and teamwork – is a web-based computer simulation which allows young professionals, working in groups and acting as a board of directors and managers, to run their own construction company. The early rounds are played against a computer, with just the top six teams of 117 entries (for 2015-16 competition) making the finals, where they compete against each other. The competition opens for registration in October, trialling begins in January and the competition runs from February to April.

The teams involved were:

Singularity team from Atkins India
Bony Jacob, Madhu Bharadwaj, Sir John Armitt ICE, Aswin Pradeep, Vishnuprassed Shashtry, Alan Crane CIOB, Vinoth Rajamani, Mohd Yasir

ATRIUM team from Atkins India
Lakshmikanth Raju, Sreejith Parippayiillath, Alan Crane CIOB, Betsy Lukas, Sarika Kothiri, Nigee Kalladithodi, Sir John Armitt ICE, Prajwal Aithal

Nott MacDonalds team from Mott MacDonald’s Sheffield office
Alan Crane CIOB, Afrodite Touramani, Richard Fielder, Mathew Gemmell, Adam Jolly, Michael Smith, Samantha Tobin, Sir John Armitt ICE

SUPERnOVA team from Arup’s Hong Kong office
Alan Crane CIOB, Winnie Lee, Karissa Chan, Timmie Tai, Calvin Ng, William Leung, Sir John Armitt ICE

One Atkins team from Atkin’s Hong Kong office
Henry Chung, Hilary Leung, Andrew Khor, Alan Crane CIOB, Shu Cheng You Leo, Derek Wong, Anthony Chung, Sir John Armitt ICE

Spartans team from two Atkins India offices – in Bangalore and in Gurgaon near Delhi
Venkata Sandeep Bandi, (Abhishek Hanase Mogappa, and Jyohita Singha on laptop), Madhavi Giri, Alan Crane CIOB, Shyamsunder Agrawal, Akrisht Pandey, Sir John Armitt ICE

‘What do the teams get out of the MERIT competition? Julien Green, Atkins answers’ 0:48
‘How do you be successful in the MERIT competition and what is involved in competing? Julien Green answers’ 1:09
‘What are the MERIT Teams competing against and learning about? Sir John Armitt answers’ 2:33
‘Singularity team’ 3:38
‘Atrium team’ 3:57
‘Nott Macdonald team’ 4:16
‘SUPERnOVA team’ 4:31
‘One Atkins team’ 4:55
‘Spartans team:1st place’ 5:18
‘Sir John Armitt final words and congratulations’ 5:32
‘Shu Cheng You Leo, Team One Atkins interview’ 5:50
‘Lakshmikanth Raju, Team Atrium interview’ 6:13
‘Winning team Spartans interviewed’ 7:12


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