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Minecraft contest to boost interest

Minecraft to boost building interest

The Chartered Institute of Building is holding a Minecraft competition.

The body launched a contest to design a practical, weather-resistant, environmentally friendly three-bedroom house on the popular video game.

Launched to mark International Construction Management Day and encourage interest in the built environment, the competition closes on 26 April.

The winning entry will be 3D printed and handed to its designer, after being voted on by the public from a shortlist selected by judges.

Competition organiser Ciaran Gallagher said: “Minecraft is a great opportunity for the industry to tap on the shoulder of the next generation and promote a career in construction.

“You can have direct interaction with the player and that is something the industry should explore further.

“The game has diverse applications and is being used to engage the public in planning built environment projects like Blockholm, a vision for the future of Stockholm.

“In Northern Ireland secondary schools across the country are using Minecraft Education to teach maths, communication skills and team work – all skills needed in a rapidly digitising industry.”

Find out more about how to enter here.

Watch a video about how Minecraft is being used in schools below.

Source: Chartered Institute of Building

Chartered Institute of Building Minecraft video

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