Construction Management Student Clubs
The following student clubs are based in the Construction Management Department. In addition to the student clubs listed below, there are additional clubs associated with the CAED and each Department. For a full list of these clubs go to the CAED Student Clubs web page.
Associated Students of Construction Management (ASCM)
The ASCM offers students the opportunity to learn and be involved in the construction management profession, to network and develop relationships with potential employers, and meet fellow students. The student chapter upholds the ideals and standards of two sponsoring organizations - Associated Builders and Contractors and Associated General Contractors -and share the same principles of skill, integrity, honor, and responsibility.
ASCM web site
Billy Markham, President
Connor Layman, VP
Meredith Beckman, VP
Makenna Gitchell, Secretary
Ryan Nielsen, Open House Chair
Jerry Charette, Golf Tournament Chair
Avery Spector, Media/CM Formal/Philanthropy
Zach Stellini & Shay O'Laughlin, Merchandise/ Events
Garrett Henley, Ryan Schacherbauer & Kyler Cruz, Grill Masters
ASCM General Information
Paul Weber - ASCM, AGC
Dan Knight- ASCM, AGC
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
The National Associate Builders and Contractors Student Competition is a construction management competition showcasing four students per team. The competition consists of 3 different rounds allowing competitors to give a team submission and a verbal presentation. The given project is aimed to exhibit distinctive characteristics and issues to challenge each team. The uniqueness in this competition is that it encourages competitors to consults with industry and trade professional and truly gives each team firsthand experience in the construction
ABC web site
2018-2019 Competition Members
Not competing this year. Speak to advisor regarding competing.
Philip Barlow - ABC
American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE)
The American Society of Professional Estimators serves construction estimators by providing education, fellowship, and opportunity for professional development. Education, Ethics, Standards, Certification, Fellowship… these lead to the ultimate goal Professionalism. We think you’ll agree... If all estimators were more professional, budget and other problems of the construction industry would be greatly reduced.
Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
A full service national trade association with a nationwide network of exceptional chapters, AGC represents more than 25,000 leading firms in the industry - including general contractors, specialty contractors and service providers and suppliers. AGC members play a powerful role in sustaining economic growth, in addition to producing structures that add to productivity and the nation's quality of life. AGC is truly the "voice and choice" of the construction industry.
Tony Roberts, President
Parker Doshier, VP
Will Myers, Treasurer
Makenna Gitchell, Secretary
Peter Finocchio, Philanthropy
Kyler Cruz, Fundraising & Industry Correspondent
Building Informational Modeling (BIM)
BIM stands for Building Information Modeling. BIM consists of various computer programs that can be applied to building design, construction, and management. Building Information Modeling is the future of the construction industry. The Cal Poly BIM Club would like to offer BIM advocates a place to hone their skills in preparation for the industry and develop a network of relationships with other interested students.
BIM Facebook Page
Kyle Bresnahan, President
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Student Chapter
Membership in the Construction Management Association of America is open to firms and individuals sharing a common interest in the promotion of construction management as a professional service. The Association's membership represents a broad spectrum of the design and construction industry, including CM practitioners, public and private owners, design professionals, contractors, attorneys, insurers, services consultants, educators and students.
CMAA web site
CMAA Southern Chapter web site
Jonathan Ott, President
Gannon Van Sickle, VP
Madeleine Zetterquist, Secretary
Do you want to start your own business one day, develop a new product, construction material, or computer application? If you are interested in anything entrepreneurial related or interdisciplinary, consider joining the CM-Entrepreneurs club. You may have a business idea already in mind or you may simply have an inclination to explore an entrepreneurial endeavor. Most new businesses do not start with the right idea, they start with right person. Together, as a club, we can offer assistance, connections, mentor-ship, advice, and access to a variety of support mechanisms.
Michael Knoechel, Treasurer
Dev Hippenstiel, Secretary
Design Build Institute of America
The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is an association of leaders in the design and construction industry utilizing design-build and integrated project delivery methods to achieve high performance projects.
Founded in 1993, and headquartered in Washington, D.C., DBIA proudly stands as the only membership organization bringing together thousands of organizations and individuals representing architects, engineers, public and private owners, general and specialty contractors, manufacturer and suppliers, students, college and university faculty, legal and finance professionals and many more. In summary, DBIA is the design and construction industry’s hub -- the only organization that makes whole the industry’s many parts.
DBIA web site
Emerging Professionals (EP)
USGBC Emerging Professionals are the energetic and dynamic leaders of tomorrow’s green building movement. The program is geared toward individuals out of school and under 30, but does not exclude anyone who may be interested. USGBC Emerging Professionals seek to engage all those who are interested in learning about and advocating for sustainable building practices. So who are Emerging Professionals? Certainly many are young architects and engineers, but they also include young lawyers, education and healthcare professionals, sustainability consultants, and anyone else interested in the future of green building.
EP web site
Brad Burfield, President
, Student Council Representative
Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA)
MCAA: The Mechanical Contractors Association of America, Inc. (MCAA) is a vibrant, growing association of approximately 2,300 mechanical, plumbing, and service contractors. Members enjoy MCAA’s outstanding education programs, an expanding catalog of resources to help them manage and grow their businesses, periodicals and a web site to keep them informed and connected, and business services to save them money. MCAA’s student chapter program gives students the opportunity to learn about the industry by attending regular meetings with their MCAA local affiliate sponsors, taking field trips to a variety of job sites and facilities, working together on volunteer projects, participating in fundraising events, and more.
MCAA web site
Jordan King, President
Ramon Hernandez, Vice President
Kian Kemp, Treasurer
, College Council Rep
Paul Redden, Advisor
Joseph Cleary, Co-Advisor
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Student Chapter
Any student interested in home building, real estate, land development, housing issues, building materials, etc., may join NAHB.
Hunter Price, Captain
, Team Member- Architect
Scott Kelting, Advisor
National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)
Student chapters are intended to introduce young members to the world of electrical contracting by exposing students to industry-related educational programs and helping arrange internships with local NECA-member contractors and field trips to NECA contractor’s office and work sites. There are 21 student chapters nationwide.
NECA web site
Andreas Rasmussen, President
Sigma Lambda Chi (SLC)
The purpose of Sigma Lambda Chi is to recognize outstanding students in construction. Objectives include the rendering of service to the field of construction, the development of good relations among academia, industry, and the public, and the recognition of outstanding professionals in construction and allied fields.
Email Sigma Lambda Chi
Jordan King, Treasurer
Greg Starzyk, Advisor
Tom Kommer, Co-Advisor
Women in Construction (WIC)
Cal Poly Women in Construction (CPWIC) is a club dedicated to empowering and encouraging women through mentorship, youth outreach, and industry support. The club is open to both men and women with this common goal.
Reagan Milligan, Co-President
Sydnee Greer, Co-President
Miriam Robles, VP
Molly Pryde, Treasurer
Liz Galvez, Secretary
Madeline Meyer, Historian
Stacy Kolegraff, Advisor
Rachell Smith, Co-Advisor