CM Department Brings Home Six Trophies

Feb 16, 2016

Sparks, Nev. 

The Associated Schools of Construction Region 6 & 7 Competition is an annual event that most CM students look forward to. Since the department fields twelve teams of six - plus two alternates- a large number of students are allowed to participate each year. The 98 students left on two charter busses at 5:30 am on Wednesday, February 10th. The teams were sequestered for the majority of the day Thursday, and many chose to stay in their rooms prepping for presentations on Friday. Saturday morning the results were announced at the awards ceremony. Cal Poly's Construction Management Teams won the following:

1st- Electrical, Heavy-Civil, PreCon, VDC

2nd- Concrete Solutions

3rd- Mechanical

CM's NAHB Team Places 2nd Nationally

Jan 22, 2016

Front Row (Left to right): Erich Mourey, Ted Felix, Jimmy Materne
Back Row: Scott Heath, Eric Bet, Spencer Nielsen, Chris Dwyer, Cate Fisher,
Dylan Corr, Garrett Whitlock, Coach Scott Kelting.

An interdisciplinary team of Cal Poly students captured second place in the four-year college category at the 2016 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Residential Construction Management Competition. The competition challenged students to prepare a land acquisition proposal, including building cost estimates, a construction schedule, projections for cash flow and return on investment, and marketing and risk analysis. The team of business, architecture and construction management students collaborated to complete each aspect of the proposal before presenting their proposals and defending their project to a panel of industry experts. This year’s second-place award marks the 11th time since 2001 that Cal Poly has finished in the top five at the competition.

CM Minor Graduate Receives Award

Dec 22, 2015

2005 Cal Poly SLO graduate Jordan A.M. Moffett was a recipient of the Distinguished Leadership Award in the Young Professional Category (35 years and younger) at the Design-Build Conference & Expo held in Denver, CO November 2-4, 2015. This honor recognizes those who have demonstrated leadership, efforts, and achievements which have impacted the understanding, use and advancement of design-build practices as an effective and efficient project delivery method. Those eligible for this award included owners, practitioners, elected officials at all levels, and full-time faculty and students at accredited institutions of higher learning.

Jordan has a 15 year history with Design-Build Delivery, commencing academically with his CM Minor and Architecture Major, followed by 10 years in the industry. The cornerstone was his course in “Fundamentals of Design-Build”, introducing him to these concepts, which he embraced immediately, realizing single-source project delivery was the link to connect the AEC industry. His career started with The Haskell Company based in Florida. Seven years later he joined McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. in California. Efforts there were instrumental in enhanced client experiences and led to his Company’s nomination for this award. He worked with Scripps Health, a prime McCarthy client, to obtain DBIA Conference scholarships solidifying the benefits of single-source project delivery, leading to the shift to Design-Build Delivery for all future work within their system. He has participated on multi-million dollar projects ($14M-$275M) in either an Architectural or Project Management capacity, seeking cross-training opportunities whenever possible.

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CM Magazine Fall '15

Nov 6, 2015

CM Magazine Fall 2015



The latest Edition of the CM magazine is out. This edition focuses on the Construction Management Department and the international outreaches we've been involved in over the past year. From Ecuador to Indonesia, the Construction Management Department has been making its presence known.

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Solar Cal Poly Places Third Overall at Solar Decathlon

Nov 3, 2015


Solar Decathlon Team with Awards
A congratulations goes out to our Solar Cal Poly team for their third place win among 14 teams at the Solar Decathlon 2015! 
In addition, Solar Cal Poly scored high in the Commuting category, second place in Home Life and Market Appeal, and third in Architecture.  
We are so proud of our students, faculty and staff who helped to make it happen!  And very thankful to our decathlon supporters and sponsors!
For more results visit the Dept. of Energy site at

Region 3 Teams Return Victorious

Nov 3, 2015

Region 3 Teams10.17.2015

Cal Poly Construction Management sent 3 teams of 6 students to participate in the ASC Region 3 Competition held in Downer's Grove, Ill. Of the three teams sent,-Concrete, Electrical, and Pre-Construction- Electrical returned with 1st place and Concrete returned with 2nd place in their respective divisions. This trip represented the largest group ever sent to compete in an ASC competition outside of our own region 6&7.


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CM Student going to the NFL

May 6, 2015

"Cal Poly fans better convert to Charger fans," Nick Dzubnar said after signing an undrafted free agent contract with San Diego shortly after the draft ended. Dzubnar, a Construction Management Senior, will join a growing list of CM graduates who have gone on to play pro football.



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CM Students Win in Nevada

Mar 11, 2015

Mechaniacal team wins first place
The Mechanical Team wins first place.

Cal Poly Construction Management Students Win Top Honors at Regional Competition

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly construction management students earned top honors at the Associated Schools of Construction competition held in February in Reno, Nev. Seven out of 12 Cal Poly teams placed in the top three spots in their respective categories. Overall, Cal Poly took home more trophies than any other university.

Cal Poly students took first in the Mechanical category; second in the Mixed Use, Design Build and Marine Construction categories; and third in the Heavy Civil, Concrete, and Risk Management divisions.

A total of 178 teams from 43 universities competed in this year’s competition. Cal Poly has competed in this event for 28 years. This year a record 30 percent of Cal Poly’s construction management students participated in the competition.

“The ASC competitions are invaluable to students’ career development. There’s nothing in the country that compares with it,” said Al Hauck, head of the Construction Management Department. “The Reno competition attracts up to 1,400 students, who further their education, gain professional development and benefit from networking.”


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CM Magazine Winter

Feb 20, 2015

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CM Magazine Cover

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Cal Poly Students Rank High at Construction Management Competition

Feb 13, 2015


SAN LUIS OBISPO – An interdisciplinary team of Cal Poly students captured second place in the four-year college category at the recent 2015 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Residential Construction Management Competition.

The competition has become a highlight of the annual International Builders’ Show. At this year’s Las Vegas event, 54 teams participated, representing NAHB student chapters at universities, community colleges and high schools from across the country.

The competition gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction management problem by completing a land acquisition proposal. During the convention students present their proposals and defend their projects in front of a panel of industry experts.

Cal Poly’s proposal included market research and sales strategy, product and site design, green building initiatives, land development, estimates, schedules, and a financial analysis.

“Congratulations to the NAHB student chapter at Cal Poly,” said Jerry Howard, CEO of NAHB. “They and their competitors showed a great deal of talent along with a depth of understanding of building industry management, from land development to marketing to scheduling to estimating.”

Cal Poly team members included construction management students Josh Gleason and Eric Sanchez, architecture student Derik DeLonzor, business students Chris Bet and Anna Costa, and city and regional planning student Darya Oreizi. Business student Scott Heath and construction management student Nick Gibson also assisted with preparing the proposal.

Bet acted as team captain and was also recognized as an outstanding student during the awards ceremony. This distinction was given based on Bet’s grade point average, involvement in the local student chapter club, and interest in pursuing a career in the housing industry.

“I think this is a big step for both the Orfalea College of Business and the College of Architecture & Environmental Design,” Bet said. “In the past, teams from just one discipline competed. This accomplishment shows how strong we can be when we come together.”

Cal Poly Construction Management Professor Scott Kelting served as faculty advisor to the students. Finance Professor Pratish Patel also worked with the team as they prepared for the finance and business portions of the project.

Cal Poly has participated in the competition since 2001, finishing in the top five during 10 of the last 15 competitions. Cal Poly placed first in 2005, 2006 and 2011. 

Contact: Robyn Kontra


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