Wood4Youth “Star Engineer” prize went to Germany!

The 10th annual event BuildIT, organized by students of Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech), took place in March, consisting of a conference day and a competition and career day. Woodhouse Estonia challenged the students to build a model of a wooden tower.

Teams of 2-4 members, using wooden sticks of various sizes and different fasteners as construction materials, had to creatively and ingeniously model a 1-meter high tower that could withstand a significant horizontal load. In the two-hour challenge, a 4-member student team from Germany emerged victorious among 8 competing teams.

BuildIT 2024 - Woodhouse Estonia staarinseneri võistlus
BuildIT 2024 – Woodhouse Estonia “Star Engineer” challenge

Iglucraft sponsored the prize for the winners – a cozy sauna evening at Noblessner’s Igupark! Although the German students had to rush home this time, they promised to return to enjoy their well-deserved prize.

For the Estonian Woodhouse Association, this is the third time supporting the BuildIT student competition, with the aim of promoting the field of timber construction and engineering. The goal is to spark more interest among young people in wood as a renewable and environmentally friendly building material and to educate future engineers who will create innovative and sustainable solutions in the construction sector.

BuildIT 2024 Staarinseneri võistluse võitjad. Foto: BuildIT
BuildIT 2024 “Star Engineer” challenge winners. Photo: BuildIT

The organization of the BuildIT competition was partially supported by the Wood for Youth project, funded by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund through the Interreg Central Baltic Programme 2021-2027.