Pennsylvania College of Technology Wins Regional ASC Heavy Highway Competition

9January2007

penncollegetech.jpgCongratulations go out to Pennsylvania College of Technology for winning the ASC Region 1 student competition in the heavy highway category. The win was covered by an article in the local Williamsport Sun-Gazette Newspaper. Excerpt from the article can be found below:

“A team of construction management students from Pennsylvania College of Technology placed first at a recent regional competition in New Jersey, winning $2,000 and an expenses-paid trip to the national level in Texas.

The team — one of three six-member groups to represent Penn College at the Nov. 9 to 12 event — won the Heavy Highway category in the 17th annual Associated Schools of Construction Region 1 Student Competition, held at the Crowne Plaza in Fairfield, N.J.

Another Penn College contingent placed third in the Design-Build category. A third team competed in the Commercial division, which was won by Penn State University.

The teams were coached by Dennis R. Dorward, associate professor of construction management, and Wayne R. Sheppard, assistant professor of construction management. Dorward will accompany the first-place team to San Antonio in March, while Sheppard travels with a team from the Penn College Construction Management Association to a simultaneous national competition in Nashville, Tenn.

Penn College’s first-place team was required to “build” a bascule bridge pier and operator’s tower in Virginia — working from a suspended platform and barge on the water, coordinating the schedule with other contractors in the area, avoiding disruption of wetlands and an existing bridge and keeping a shipping channel from being blocked by the work.”

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