Each year students have the opportunity to participate in regional and national competitions. Put to the test in all skills learned throughout their academic career, Construction Management students display leadership and passion throughout the competitions. The teams’ successes reflect the preparation, commitment, and teamwork in the Department of Construction Management.
What is a construction management competition like?
Several teams from Colorado State University 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.
Associated Builders and Contractors Team
The Associated Builders and Contractors construction management competition features teams of four 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.
Mechanical Contractors Association of America
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.
National Association of Home Builders
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.
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, 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.
Competition teams are an excellent opportunity to interact with some of the top students in our program. To take advantage of this opportunity, become a team sponsor and work with them one-on-one.
For information or to get signed up, email Jeff Wilkes at email@example.com or call (970) 491-6543.