The Boise State University Construction Management department took 37 students to the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Competition held Feb. 8-11 in Reno, Nevada. The Commercial Team was awarded first place in the Region 6 Commercial category.
During the competition, teams met with industry problem sponsors and were presented with problem statements and accompanying plans and specifications. Teams had about 18 hours to develop and prepare solutions, including a detailed estimate, project schedule, staffing, and safety and sustainability plans. Each team’s experience, approach to pre-construction and construction phases of the project and ability to respond to deliverables were critical in the grading process.
The following day, teams made a formal presentation of their solutions to the professional constructors who worked on the actual projects. Awards were given to teams exhibiting the most comprehensive approach to all aspects of the project.
This year more than 1,360 students competed on 182 teams from 45 universities and 16 states. Participants came from Arizona State, Brigham Young University, Colorado State, U.S. Air Force Academy, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Cal-Poly, Oregon State, U.C. Berkeley, UCLA, University of Washington, Stanford and more.
Boise State University’s winning commercial team members are:
- Samuel Reading (team captain)
- Hank Davis
- Trent Drabek
- Logan Lankford
- Jorgen Vaage
- Pat Holt
- Perrin Romney, alternate
Also, Jason Dovel, the alternate for the Sustainability team, was on the second-place team for the Alternates’ Competition. Teams comprise alternate team members from all participating institutions who must work collaboratively to solve a 12-hour, single-day problem.
More information is available on the Reno Showdown blog at http://bsucminreno2017.blogspot.com.