Oct. 30, 2023

NDSU students excel at annual construction competition


Students from the NDSU Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering department earned several awards at the North Central Region of the Associated Schools of Construction student competition in Nebraska City, Nebraska on Oct. 23 through 25.

During the competition, students were given a construction industry proposal problem statement. They had one day to solve the problem and put together a presentation for the problem sponsor. Their solutions contained several components, including a full construction estimate, construction site utilization plan and safety and quality control project methods.

The competition helps students learn how to work under pressure, work as a team and enhance their communication skills by placing them in real-life project management situations.

NDSU had three teams in the competition. The Commercial–General Contractor team included Tyce Lebahn, John McNaney, Jacob Hight, Isabelle Snyder, Faith Burczek and Weston Wahus. They earned second place in their division.

The Commercial – CM at Risk team included Eli Dale, Brooke Luedders, Brody Schultz, Blake Wacha, Jackson North and Zach Wilson. They finished third.

In addition to the main competition, the event included an annual Skills Summit for freshman and sophomore students. The NDSU team of Rylee Bakkegard and Jackson Schmidt took third in the Skills Summit.

The North Central ASC student competition showcases some of the top students in the country. The annual event features more than 30 teams from 14 universities in seven states.

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