A Black Country student has won this year's Wakemans Law Prize.
Sponsored by the national construction consultancy, the annual award, in association with the University of Central England, is aimed at challenging the region's quantity surveying students to fulfil their potential.
This year sees its tenth anniversary - it is presented for outstanding achievement to the top student in UCE's School of Property and Construction.
The latest recipient is 23-year old Ilyas Mohammed from Cradley Heath, who graduated with a first class BSc Honours degree in quantity surveying.
He received a certificate and cheque for £275 from Wake-mans managing director John Woodhall.
Mr Mohammed is now employed as a quantity surveyor with contractor Laing O'Rourke, based at its Midlands regional office in Birmingham, and is currently working on costings for the initial fit out of a new casino in Coventry.
He gained valuable experience during a 14-month work placement, where he was involved with a development of 243 apartments being built for Redrow Homes in Birmingham city centre.
He said: "I went into construction because it is an exciting industry, there's a lot of demand right now and I believe I have every chance of being part of a really big, iconic project. Wakemans is well known among UCE's student fraternity as a staunch supporter of the quantity surveying course and winning the Law Prize, especially in its tenth anniversary year, is the icing on the cake for me."