ASC 6&7 2023 Win
Contact: Jeong Woo
Cal Poly Interdisciplinary Student Teams Sweep Regional Competition
SAN LUIS OBISPO – Eleven Cal Poly student teams brought home first, second or third place trophies in their respective categories at the 2023 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 6 and 7 Competition, held Feb. 8-11, in Sparks, Nevada.
The teams, which included students in construction management (CM), civil engineering, architectural engineering and architecture, won four first-place awards, six second-place awards and one third-place award.
“This is the best record since we started competing in this competition in 1988,” said CM Department Head Jeong Woo. “The results of this competition show the power of Learn by Doing together. A special shout out to all coaches who paved the way to our students’ success, and thank you to all sponsors and mentors who provided financial support and professional guidance for all of our students.”
The annual competition attracts teams from the Rocky Mountain region of Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah, as well as teams from the Far West region, including California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Only students in regions 6 and 7 can compete in the Heavy Civil, Commercial, Mixed-Use and Design Build categories; however, students in any region are eligible to compete in the open competitions, which include Mechanical, Virtual Design and Construction, Sustainable Building, Preconstruction, Project Management, Electrical and Concrete Solutions.
This year Cal Poly’s teams competed against 1,613 students on 217 teams from more than 57 U.S. universities, including Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Stanford, Texas A&M, UC Berkeley and UC Davis, and as well as students from the California State University campuses of Chico, Sacramento, and Pomona.
The competition is fast-paced and highly charged. Teams are presented with problem statement materials generated by their team sponsors, some of the industry’s top firms. The materials represent the entire problem statement and scope of work. Each team must adhere to the specific time frames, deadlines, schedules, locations and conditions set forth in the problem.
“None of us students can thank the Cal Poly CM faculty enough for their dedication to their students and the overall success of the program,” said recent Cal Poly CM graduate Brayden Groshart, an incoming project engineer intern at Largo Concrete. “From the practice presentations to the jobsite visits, the department has always provided us with everything that we need to be prepared for the industry. I’m glad we could bring home some hardware this year.”
Garrett Henley, a project manager at Henley & Co., added, “Congratulations! The continued excellence is testament to the program, its students and the faculty. Way to go!”
Below are the categories in which Cal Poly placed first, second or third in the 2023 ASC Region 6 & 7 Student Competition:
Heavy Civil – Cal Poly, first; Cal State Chico, second; Cal State Long Beach, third.
Commercial, Washington State one first; Cal Poly, second; Cal State Chico, third.
Mixed Use – Cal Poly, first; Cal State Sacramento, second; Oregon State University, third.
Design Build – Cal Poly Pomona, first; Cal Poly, second; Cal State, Chico, third.
Integrated Project – Stanford, first; Cal Poly, second; University of Denver, third.
Mechanical – Cal State, Chico; Cal Poly, second; Texas A&M, third.
Virtual Design and Construction – Cal State Sacramento, first; Cal Poly, second; Roger Williams University, third.
Sustainable Building – UC Berkeley, first; UC Davis, second; Cal Poly, third.
Preconstruction – Cal Poly, first; Colorado State University, second; Cal Poly Pomona, third.
Project Management – Cal Poly, first; Boise State, second; UC Berkeley, third.
Electrical – Milwaukee School of Engineering, first; Cal Poly, second; Ferris State University, third.
For the full list of university competitors and winners, go to https://www.asc67.org/.
About Cal Poly’s Construction Management Department
The Construction Management Department at Cal Poly is a tightknit group of faculty and staff working to provide its students the best possible education and the help they need to progress to graduation. Its graduates are ready to tackle the challenges they find in the professional world. Students take a variety of classes, join one or more of our professional student organizations and frequently intern with one of the many companies that visit the campus over the course of each year. Upon graduation, the department has virtually 100% placement in the construction industry.
About Associated Schools of Construction-
The Associated Schools of Construction is the professional association for the development and advancement of construction education, where the sharing of ideas and knowledge inspires, guides and promotes excellence in curricula, teaching, research and service.