CEGA Competition 2017-07-06T10:34:05+00:00


With CEEC Education Graduate Award CEEC aims to promote construction economics as a subject among all European University students. Furthermore we want to provide young professionals the opportunity to improve their professional skills and engage with European colleagues. An extra benefit would be to contribute to the cooperation between European construction economist students and professionals.

And for the students; it is always nice to win a prize with sharing your ideas and knowledge!


CEEC hosted the CEGA competition for students again this year. The winners were awarded at Lille conference. Roger Hayes from Ireland won the first prize with his work ‘Is the lean Construction Theory Working? A study of contracting firms in Ireland’. The second prize went to Abdullah Noorisedah from Finland on the subject ‘Supplier efficiency evaluation in construction industry’. The prizes are worth €1500 and €1000. CEEC congratulates the students on their great work.


The CEGA Competition is since the start of the contest in 2010 sponsored by Saint Gobain. Saint-Gobain is a world leader in design, production and distribution of construction materials, delivering innovative products and services with tomorrow in mind.


Competition is open to all European students studying construction or construction economics. Status of the author should be under-graduate or post-graduate student or a professional with no more than 1-year post-graduate experience. The abstract / paper should be based on the subject of the author´s final thesis or major project.

Two requirements for the abstract / paper are:

  • It has to deal with the topics of construction economics
  • There has to be a comparison of at least two different European countries or have an impact on construction economics across Europe.Students must show this in the abstract/paper. Topics may refer to EU legislative enactments, situations in different countries etc.

Download here our CEGA-Guidelines-2017.


The CEGA Competition has prizes for three best papers:

The first prize is € 1.500
 The second prize is € 1.000
 The third prize is € 500

Three candidates judged to have submitted the best papers will be invited to the CEEC meeting to present their work in the final.

CEEC is paying travel cost within Europe to the final within a certain budget limit (informed to the finalists later).