What is a construction management competition like?
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The Associated Builders and Contractors construction management competition features teams of four (4) college and university students testing their project management, estimating, safety, quality control, and presentation skills. The contest takes place in November at the ABC Leadership Conference. More information may be found here.
Teams from CSU compete in the Design-Build Institute of America Rocky Mountain regional competition in late September. The first-place teams from all regions are then judged and the top three are invited to the Phase 2 national competition that takes place at the Design-Build Conference and Expo in November. More information may be found here.
The Mechanical Contractors Association of America student competition begins at the MCAA Student Chapter Summit in the fall. The top four teams are then invited to the MCAA Discover convention in March to present for final judging. More information may be found here.
The National Association of Home Builders' student chapter residential construction management competition is a highlight of the International Builders Show in January. Students are given the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management project/proposal, submitting to a group of construction company executives who act as judges, and then defending their proposals in front of an audience during the convention. More information may be found here.
A student competition has been developed as part of a partnership between the Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress and three universities across the country: Colorado State, University of Florida, and Auburn University. The competition is designed to challenge the students' roofing knowledge, construction management skills, time management, and organizational and presentation skills. In addition to providing a significant learning opportunity, it fosters an environment meant to bring out the best in each team, encourage dialogue among the students, and foster team spirit as students rise to meet the challenge.
Several teams from CSU compete each February in the Associated Schools of Construction's region 6 and 7 competitions. Teams are typically formed for the following focus areas: commercial construction, design-build, heavy civil, mechanical, preconstruction services, sustainable design and LEED, and virtual design in construction. More information may be found here.