Eight student teams from the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering competed in the Associated Schools of Construction regional student competition last month.
Teams of about six students are each given a problem based on a real-world construction project. The students have less than 24 hours to put together a proposal, then they present to a panel of judges the next day.
Two ASU teams were chosen for honors among the over 1200 students that participated.
First place, project risk category: the ASU team was tasked with determining project risk for a 68,000 s.f. University of California, San Francisco LEED-certified building located in a downtown area.
Third place, design build category: the ASU team had to submit a proposal for an 1100 vehicle parking structure connected to a casino.
ASU has been involved in the competition for many years. While the competition attracts mainly construction management students, it is open to all disciplines. Teams include students of all levels—freshman to senior.
In addition to time at the competition, students receive valuable hands-on coaching and often sponsorships from local companies. They gain valuable problem-solving, presentation and other skills throughout the process.
At the conclusion of the competition, all students have an opportunity to meet with leading employers at a job fair.