CIF Design Challenge 2021
A Home for Everyone
Look around where you live: the construction industry has designed and built everything you see. Your school, the roads you travel, hospitals, the streets and shops of your town. Even your home was designed and built by people working in the construction industry.
Today, Ireland faces challenges: a housing shortage, climate change, Covid and building inclusive communities.
The Construction Industry Federation invites you to participate in designing ‘A Home for Everyone’. The winning team will present their home design to the Construction Industry Federation (CIF), the Minister for Housing and others and win prizes for their school and themselves.
Could your house be built easily, quickly and in large numbers?
Will your house be climate-friendly?
Can differently-abled, elderly, diverse types of people live in your house?
What materials and house design will be affordable for people?
How does your home add to your community?
How might technology aid the people who live in your house?
This years competition runs from 5th October 2020 – 19th March 2021
1. Describe your construction project team and their role and responsibilities
2. Create a bubble diagram that meets the design brief
3. Create a series of drawings conveying the final proposal, including a site plan, elevations and floor plans
4. Develop a digital or physical scale model
5. Produce a written project report
To win the competition, your house design must:
To register your team please fill out the form on this page. Our team will be in touch to confirm your registration.
The winning team will:
Hand-drawn or digital – the choice is yours
It may help you to use graph paper for your plans.
Keep an eye on scale
Get a professional helping hand
Get talking about inclusion
Get your team together for a discussion about what “inclusive design” means for ANYONE and EVERYONE in your community. You can use the links in the design brief to help get you started, but please do your own research!
Check you’ve met the criteria
Press Release, 21/12/2020
Ardgillian Community College to Compete with Over 100 Teams from Schools Nationwide to ‘Design A Home for Everyone’.
Register your team below. You will receive a confirmation email with the full brief included
This competition is open to 2nd level senior cycle students in Secondary Schools, Youthreach and Community Training Centres
This competition is open to all senior cycle students in Secondary Schools, Youthreach and Community Training Centres.
A team can enter even if their school is not taking part in the competition. Just register your team using the online form provided and submit your entry by 19th March.
Schools/Centres can enter more than one team – maximum 10 students per team.
All entries will receive a Certificate of Achievement.
The finalists will be showcased at the Ireland Skills Live event at the RDS.
Due to the closure of schools because of Covid-19, the closing date has been extended for a second time from 1st March to 19th March.