Students at Surrey University presented their Master’s projects last week and two teams won the top 3 prizes with presentations and posters of their engineering design solutions for a 5 star Cape Sierra Hotel in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Based on a real project being undertaken by CampbellReith which will be operated by Hilton Worldwide, the presentations covered structural, aeronautical, water, MEP and medical engineering aspects of the project, developing innovative and sustainable design solutions with assessments of capital and operational costs. The students combined the multidisciplinary engineering design along with a commercially viable approach.
Working with Visiting Professor and CampbellReith Senior Partner David Innes, the students took 1st , 2nd and 3rd prizes, beating other projects on varied projects from the design of space refuelling stations, remediation of mining mud and airborne disaster response solutions.
Master students undertaking their Masters at Surrey University are from the UK and countries all around the world. Working in a project in Africa has given them a wide understanding that good things do happen in Africa despite everything that appears in the press. Most of them are hoping to visit “Sweet Salone” at some point in their future careers.