Samved Patel, a student at CEPT University’s Faculty of Technology, emerged victorious in the UltraTech IndiaNext Build with Speed 05 competition. This competition aimed to tap into the creative ideas and expertise of practicing engineers, architects, and engineering and architecture students. The goal was to collaboratively address some of India’s most pressing infrastructure challenges. Participants were tasked with designing a housing solution for a community in dire need of housing, whether urban or rural, while also aligning their designs with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
Samved’s winning idea focused on UN SDG-11: Sustainable Cities and Communities. He proposed a comprehensive plan that leveraged Precast Prestressed Concrete to create a sustainable and accessible neighborhood for the masses. Throughout the competition, Samved received guidance from faculty members and engaged in conceptual discussions with Harshil Chauhan, Manan Soni, and Harsh Prajapati.
CEPT University focuses on understanding, designing, planning, constructing, and managing human habitats. Its teaching programs aim to build thoughtful professionals and its research programs deepen understanding of human settlements.