Student team places second at construction management competition

A student team from the Washington State University construction management program took second place at the regional Associated School of Construction student competition, the largest construction management competition in the U.S.

It was the fifth year in a row that the commercial team from WSU has placed in the competition, which is held annually in early February in Sparks, Nevada. More than 1300 students from 44 universities and 17 states participate.

As part of the competition, students were required to develop a proposal for a real-life construction problem in less than 24 hours. Students used construction management skills, such as scheduling, estimating, site logistics, site safety and technical writing. The following day team gave a formal presentation to the competition judges which was supplemented by a question and answer session.

2016 commercial team resized

Click on photo to enlarge. Back row:  Jason Peschel (coach), Marie Landsverk, Trevor Leger (alternate), Michael Ruether, Steven Bradshaw, Brad Neudorfer. Front row:  Kate Wallen, Brad Neudorfer, Marcus Konopaski.