Teenagers Across Eire are getting known as on to design and style ‘a dwelling for everyone’ as part of a nationwide competition aimed at attracting young people into the building field.

The competition introduced by the Construction Field Federation (CIF) is aimed at senior cycle pupils and is a crew-based mostly undertaking. Students are questioned to perform jointly to style a home that assists remedy problems these as climate alter and the housing crisis as effectively as inclusivity.

The submitted models will require to be eco-pleasant, cost-effective and appropriate for both aged men and women and those with physical disabilities.

The competitiveness will operate until eventually 1 March with judging having area right until mid-March. The winning workforce will have their structure rendered into a 3-dimensional product, so they can ‘walk’ via the home in March 2021.

In addition, the profitable school will receive high end measuring devices, a laser degree and a masterclass in the use of the machines. The profitable team members will have the possibility of taking a CIF scholarship or entry to its apprenticeship programme if they do choose to just take a development-relevant profession route in their long run.

Analysis by CIF observed much more than 63% of moms and dads would be joyful for their kids to go after a vocation in building and about half feel the sector presents occupations for each guys and girls.

CIF’s director standard, Tom Parlon reported the pandemic has shown how sound a occupation in building is, as it was able to function all through the most difficult Covid-19 time period. 

“Increasingly, our personnel are travelling internationally, making use of technologies rather of a hammer, and are doing work as section of assorted, multi-disciplinary groups,” he reported.

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“Salaries and wages are escalating all the time and there’s a obvious career path from creating internet site to boardroom for individuals who want it.”

Parlon explained the competitors is a celebration of the “creativity and purpose which is from time to time taken for granted” in the construction field.

“We’re marrying younger people’s concerns about homelessness, local climate improve and inclusivity with design to show that a job can make a variation and have a true reason.”

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