Productivity Challenge

About the Competition

Back for its third run this year, the Productivity Challenge 2016 is a project-based competition for tertiary students, and will be held over a 6-week period. To participate, students have to form teams of five. Based on a selected site and building plans, participants will have to demonstrate their planning and choice of buildable systems and labour efficient construction methods while meeting the minimum Buildable Design and Constructability scores, within a given set of parameters. Students will be scheduled to attend training sessions on the Code of Practice on Buildability and other relevant topics.  


  • Promote learning and better understanding of the Buildability legislation and how it can impact design and construction practices in the industry 
  • Encourage hands-on learning by having students apply the principles of  Buildable Design & Constructability and compute the Buildable Design Score (B-Score) & the Constructability Score (C-Score)
  • Stimulate interest and understanding of productive technologies and systems adopted in the construction sector

Judging Criteria

  1. Buildable Design Score of the building design
  2. Constructability Score of the building works
  3. BIM Modelling
  4. Propose a realistic Construction Schedule & Sequence of Work
  5. Quantifying and Estimation of project cost
  6. Creativity, Good Rendering, Reporting and Presentation

Key Dates

Key Dates

Registration Deadline

12 Aug 2016

Proposal Briefs launched

12 Aug 2016

Submission Deadline

23 Sep 2016

Preliminary Judging with hard copy submissions

28 Sep 2016

Final Judging with presentations by shortlisted teams

14 Oct 2016

Prize Presentation

20 Oct 2016




1st Place

$3,000 + Plaque

2nd Place


3rd Place


4th Place


5th Place


Registration Details

Registration has closed.

Event Dates:

  • Competition - August to September 2016
  • Prize presentation  -  20 October 2016 (Thursday)