A team of six students from the Department of Construction Management and Engineering at NDSU took third place in the 2012 Associated Schools of Construction Region IV Construction Management Competition Commercial Division. The competition was held in Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 24-27.
A total of nine teams comprised of 54 students participated in the Commercial Construction Competition. Students used real design drawings and specifications from projects that have already been built or are currently under construction. In an 18-hour competition period, students did estimates, cost analysis, scheduling and resolved several issues that arose as the project was being built. A panel of judges from the construction industry reviewed and graded each teams proposal, which was prepared during the 18-hour period. In addition, students presented their ideas to the panel.
NDSU team members are students Daniel Sheridan from Fargo; Noah Schmidt from Rogers, Minn.; Jeremy Host from St. Cloud, Minn.; Bryan Silvers from Wadena, Minn.; Jesse Grinsteiner from Bismarck, N.D.; and Ben Verchota from Delano, Minn.
Institutions in Region IV include Iowa State University, Kansas State University, Minnesota State University-Mankato, Minnesota State University Moorhead, Missouri State University, NDSU, Pittsburg State University, South Dakota State University, Southeast Missouri State University, St. Cloud Technical College, University of Central Missouri, University of Kansas, University of Nebraska-Kearney, University of Nebraska-Lincoln/Omaha and University of Northern Iowa.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.