Student Teams Place at ASC Region 3 Competition
Concrete Solutions, Electrical, Preconstruction, Project Management Teams
Cal Poly construction management (CM) competed in four open national categories, and placed in three, at the 2019 Associated Schools of Construction Region 3 Division Competition in Downers Grove, Illinois. The Preconstruction, and Project Solutions teams earned first-place trophies, while the Electrical team earned second at the competition, held Oct. 16-19.
"This year's victories were all the more impressive knowing that 19 of the 24 students were competing in Chicago for their very first time. This competition was entirely new to them, but they mastered it like experienced veterans."
ASC Region 3 includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. The competition’s seven categories are open to ASC Region 3 schools; four categories are open to teams from any ASC-affiliated school in the nation.
"ASC competitions are the culmination of what the construction management major is. Region 3 Chicago in particular is such a time crunch. Not only are you to apply everything you've learned through your courses and internships, but you must also do it in 14 hours,” said Preconstruction Team Captain Billy Markham. “The Preconstruction competition requires the team to submit an RFP for a project introduced the morning of [the competition]- completely new to the teams. The amount of work to be done in the short amount time forces teams to delegate and depend on their members, but at the same time work together to create a seamless finished product. Its really amazing how much work gets done when stuck in a hotel room with some determined and driven teammates for 14 hours."
For complete competition results, go to http://ascregion3.wixsite.com/ascregion3.
For photos and more information about Cal Poly’s teams, go to construction.calpoly.edu/content/competitions-and-awards/asc-3.