ASU teams win big at the ASC Reno Competition
ASU students brought home five team awards and four individual recognitions from the 25th Annual Associated Schools of Construction regional student competition held in February 2012. Seven Fulton Engineering teams entered the student competition, held in conjunction with the ASC Construction Management Conference. Known as the Reno Competition, the event attracts over 1,200 students from about 35 schools.
At the competition, student teams assume the role of a real company bidding on a project. Each competition category has a corporate sponsor who presents a real-world construction project. Teams have less than 24 hours to address the problem and submit a proposal, then present to a judging panel the next day.
ASU teams took first place in the design build category, second place in the commercial, building information modeling and concrete solutions categories, and third place in the LEED Construction competition. The second place commercial team was also recognized with the Ingenuity-Innovation Award by Mortenson.
In individual awards, commercial team member Chris Freier was recognized with a Superintendents Award; John Safstrom, a member of the building information modeling team, was recognized with an outstanding performance award and an internship from the problem sponsor, Webcor; Kim Rahberger was given special recognition for her work on the safety portion of the concrete team’s project; and William Fugett was on the team that took first place in the alternate problem category.