Upcoming ASC Student Competition
The Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) student competition was held last week on February 8-11 in Sparks, NV. This year's team did very well and placed 2nd in the Design-Build Category out of a national field of 11 teams. The team members were Kevin Beeston, Kayla Womack, Trevan Thompson, Sheng Shen, Derek Bacon, Mason Harvey, Austin Swenson, Alt., Chamisa Davies, Alt. Also, Cody Johnson won a "most creative" award in the alternate category. There were over 1400 students competing in this competition. There were 110 General Contractors and other companies in attendance at the Career Fair.
NAHB Two-Year Team
The annual NAHB Student Competition is one of the highlights of the International Builders' Show. During the competition students apply skills learned in the classroom by completing a proposal to manage a real-life construction project. Proposals are submitted to a group of industry professionals who act as judges. During the convention, students defend their proposals to the judges in front of an audience.
This year's project was sponsored by Tresidio Homes and for the first time in competition history featured a construction site right here in Idaho (Eagle, Idaho). BYU-Idaho's two-year team comprised of 5 students from the Construction Management Department: Forrest Bushman, Melissa Pierson, Ryan Moore, Grant Hall, & Zach Flinders. The majority of their work was accomplished during the 2016 Fall semester and required the students to invest large amounts of time outside of their regular school work. While each student would confess to feeling overwhelmed at times, they all agreed that bringing home the 1st place trophy made everything worth it.
NAHB Four-Year Team
The 4-year team also worked very hard and did a great job at this year's competition. They placed 13th out of a national field of 35 teams.