The exciting semi-final round of the “Idea-X Civil Engineering Students Innovation 2021” competition
Taking place in an online format, the semi-final round of the “Idea-X Civil Engineering Students Innovation 2021” competition organized by the Faculty of Civil Engineering of Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HUTECH) was official kicked started on the morning of August 14, 2021.
 

The semi-final round of the IDEA-X 2021 competition takes place in an online format

 
Attending the opening of the semi-final round and awarding of several sub-contest categories, Dr. Tran Tuan Nam – Vice Dean of the Faculty of Civil Engineering expressed his sincere gratitude on behalf of the organizers of the IDEA-X 2021 competition for the many supports from contestants, students, and lecturers from the Faculty as well as other departments within the university.

 The semi-final, also called the Engineering round, is the race between 28 contestants including two parts, Knowledge and Model Design. In the Knowledge section, which accounts for 25% of the final score, the contestants have to answer virtually 25 questions on topics covering knowledge about mechanics, English, and social issues.


Accounting for the remaining 75% of the final score, the Model Design component requires the contestants to utilize the Planner 5D mobile phone app to design an apartment with specified dimensions. Students then will have a week to construct and complete their model meeting several criteria, including Function, Form, and Creativity. The five entries with the highest scores in the semi-final will be advance to the final round (scheduled to take place on August 28, 2021).

 

Dr. Ha Minh Tuan (lecturer of the Faculty of Civil Engineering) instructs contestants on the installation and use of Planner 5D software

 
Designing an apartment with specified dimensions is the topic for the Model Design component of the competition
 

The organizers of the IDEA-X 2021 competition have also named the winners of several sub-contest categories. In the IDEA-X Photo category, the “Rain and Sunshine” topic entry has been widely received by students from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and other departments at HUTECH as well as high school students. In the end, Pham Nhat Vinh Hien from the Faculty of Civil Engineering was named the winner of the “Excellent Shooting Technique” Award. The “Unique Composition” Award and “Best Angle” Award went to Tran Quoc Tuan (Faculty of Civil Engineering) and To Ngoc Chau (Vinh Hung High School), respectively. Especially, the “Most Impressive Photo Collection” Award, called upon Ho Thanh Nam from the Faculty of Civil Engineering as the winner of the top prize.



The “Most Impressive Photo Collection” Award


The “Excellent Shooting Technique” Award

 
The “Unique Composition” Award and “Best Angle” Award of the IDEA-X Photo category
 
In the sub-contest category IDEA-X Power, Nguyen Quy Hoang, a student from HUTECH Institute of Engineering, was named the winner. On the other hand, the model of the Landmark 81 Building made from recycled paper material by Vu Tran Minh Hung from the Faculty of Civil Engineering won the “Most Impressive Model Award” in the IDEA-X Engineering category for scale modeling of structures.
 
The winning model of Landmark 81 constructed from recycled paper materials in the IDEA-X Engineering contest category
 
Let’s wait to see the best products of the Top 5 contestants in the upcoming Finals of the “Idea-X Civil Engineering Students Innovation 2021” competition on August 28, 2021.

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