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The annual ASC student competition for Regions 6 & 7 took place this past week and you can found out how the schools performed at the ASC Regional Website at:

http://www.asc67.org/index.html

The event was held in Sparks, Nevada this year — check out the website above for more details.

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chicostate.jpgBuilding Information Modeling, or BIM, has become a hot topic in the construction industry. At the ASC Student Competition in Reno, NV the BIM National Problem was one of the more popular student problems judging by the “standing room only” audience that watched the student presentations.

The following two articles highlight what Chico State is doing with BIM technology:

Outline for a BIM Curriculum at Chico State

Construction Management Faculty Seen as Leaders in Building Information Modeling

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I came across the following list of the winning schools at the AGC / ASC National Student Construction competition (website here)

Ninth Annual National Student Competition Winners

Commercial Division – Sponsored by Turner Construction Company

  1. Clemson University
  2. Arizona State University
  3. University of Washington

Design Build Division – Sponsored by Hensel Phelps Construction Company

  1. Clemson University
  2. Milwaukee School of Engineering
  3. Iowa State University

Heavy Civil Division – Sponsored by Granite Construction Inc

  1. University of Cincinnati
  2. Oregon State University
  3. University of Arkansas, Little Rock

Congratulations to all the regional winners that participated in this national competition.

chicostate.jpgThe article entitled, Construction management students take home awards” highlights Chico State’s performance at the recent ASC Student Construction Competition held in Reno, NV. According to the article:

During the competition, students are given 16 hours to map out the process a construction firm would go through — work schedules, bids and other tasks — on an actual construction project, then present their solution to a team of expert judges.

sm_student_comp_logo.JPGNow that the ASC Regional Student Competitions are coming to a close. The next step is for the regional winners to head to the national competition in San Antonio. The snippet below from the AGC Website provides an overview of the competition:

“The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) have joined forces to form the Annual ASC-AGC National Student Competition (NSC). The competition is held every spring with competing teams from seven regions comprised of 6 students and 1 coach each. Students from across the country first participate in their Regional Competition. Those that win their division at the region qualify for the National Competition.”

A list of past national winners can be found on the AGC Website here. Per the website, the winners n 2006 were:

Commercial Division
First Place: Milwaukee School of Engineering
Second Place: California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

Design-Build Division
First Place: Arizona State University
Second Place: Milwaukee School of Engineering
Third Place: Clemson University

Heavy Civil Division
First Place: University of Cincinnati
Second Place: Sacramento State University
Third Place: Oklahoma State University

The following post is taken from the ASC Website. Congratulations to all the construction students who participated in the event this year.

“Welcome to the ASC Region VI & VII Web Site
Your source of information for all ASC Region 6 & 7 member schools including local and regional events.

Congratulations to the Winning 2007 Student Competition Teams!

Region 6

1st

2nd

3rd

Commercial

Arizona State Univ.

Brigham Young Univ.

Colorado State

Residential

BYU, Idaho

Arizona State Univ.

Boise State

Design Build

Brigham Young Univ.

Boise State

USAF

 

Region 7

1st

2nd

3rd

Heavy Civil

Oregon State Univ.

Central Wash.Univ.

Univ. of Washington

Commercial

Univ. of Washington

Fresno State

Chico State

Residential

Univ. of Washington

Oregon State Univ.

Cal Poly., SLO

Design Build

Univ. of Washington

Chico State

Sacramento State

 

National

1st

2nd

3rd

Graduate

Colorado State

Univ. of Washington

Oregon State Univ.

Mechanical

Colorado State

Brigham Young Univ.

Oregon State Univ.

BIM

Brigham Young Univ.

Chico State

Arizona State Univ.

Marine

Cal Poly., SLO

Oregon State Univ.

Univ. of Washington

LEED

Brigham Young Univ.

Oregon State Univ.

Cal Poly., SLO”

asc.JPGThe ASC Student Competition for the Rocky Mountain and Far West Regions will be held this upcoming week starting with activities on Wednesday. I will be attending Thursday through Saturday and I hope to have time to provide coverage of the competition with a few postings. If you are unfamiliar with the ASC Student Competition, you can check out the schedule of activities at the ASC website.