December 10, 2012

Construction Management Students Earn Second Place in Regional Competition

Stephanie Sorbo, Taryn Doherty, Haylee Bacik, Coach Scott Sumner, Angelos Nicolaou, Dan Blum and Alexander D’Agostino competed.

A team of six Wentworth Institute of Technology construction management students earned second place at the Associated Schools of Construction Region I Commercial Building Competition in Morristown, New Jersey.

Thirteen college teams were tasked with preparing a construction erection plan for the recent Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority Campus Improvements project in Rochester, New York. The plan included a construction schedule with a construction estimate, safety plan, staffing plan, risk management plan and constructability review. As part of the competition, the students were sequestered in a hotel room for 12 hours and tasked with creating a project plan, applying what they learned in the classroom and in their cooperative education experiences. They then defended their proposal in a formal presentation to a panel of judges from the Pike Company, the construction management firm that built the actual project. 

“Our students demonstrated their knowledge and skills in estimating, scheduling, safety, construction management, and building construction,” said Scott Sumner, Department Chair of the Construction Management Program. “This competition is a valuable learning experience that allows students to see how all of these components come together as part of a construction management project.”

Students Haylee Bacik, Dan Blum, Alexander D’Agostino, Taryn Doherty, Angelos Nicolaou, and Stephanie Sorbo participated in the competition, along with Sumner, who served as their coach.

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