Check out the article below from the ABC Website. The full article can be found at: http://www.abc.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=6885

Construction management students from across the country gathered in Nashville March 21-24 to compete in ABC’s seventh annual Student Construction Management Competition. Teams of four students from 24 colleges and universities across the nation competed in the contest’s first round on March 21. Five finalist teams advanced to a second round.

“ABC’s Student Construction Management Competition brings together the top construction management students nationwide and gives them a glimpse into the real world of construction,” said Dave Meyer, 2007 ABC national chairman. “Every year, the competition gets bigger and better, and I am always inspired by the dedication of these students. They are constantly challenging themselves to be the best, and this competition gives them a showcase for their considerable talents.”

The 2007 Student Construction Management Competition drew teams from a record number of 24 colleges and universities, competing for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, as well as the coveted “Construction Management Champions” title. Students competed in three areas: project management/scheduling; estimating and safety. Awards were given in each area, as well as an overall award for highest total points.

The 2007 Student Chapter Management Competition Winners are:

Construction Management Champions (team with the highest overall total points)
First Place: University of Cincinnati
Second Place: University of Florida
Third Place: Brigham Young University
Fourth Place: University of Southern Mississippi
Fifth Place: Florida International University

Estimating
First Place: University of Florida
Second Place: Florida International University
Third Place: University of Southern Mississippi

Safety
First Place:University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Second Place: Montgomery College
Third Place: Brigham Young University

Project Management /Scheduling
First Place: University of Cincinnati
Second Place: University of Florida
Third Place: Brigham Young University

Although this competition occurred several months ago, I wanted to provide a brief post on the ABC National Student Construction Management Competition which took place in Washington, DC. Congratulations go out to Florida International University (#4 Ranked Program in the C-School Rankings) for earning the highest point total to be crowned “Construction Management Champions” of the competition. Read more about the competition here.