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CM Club Earns First Place in Associated Schools of Construction Annual Competition

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The CM Club meeting virtually

Members of the Construction Management Club at Wentworth Institute of Technology earned something we can all be thankful for this holiday season: A first place showing at the Associated Schools of Construction’s annual ASC Region 1 Student Competition.

According to CM Club President Julia Gravano, the two-day event simulates real-world bidding and construction for a commercial job.  This year’s project called for the construction of the Holy Cross Campus Recreation Center. 

Wentworth competed against eight other schools—including Rochester Institute of Technology and Drexel University—in the Commercial Construction division.

Industry judges provide the competing teams on the first day with a request for proposal (RFP) based on an actual project. Teams are given the documents and guidance required to provide the deliverables in response to the specific requirements of the RFP. On the second day, students make an oral presentation based on their findings and answer questions from the industry judges.

Teams were responsible for 16 deliverables, including:

  • Project Estimate - $26.5 million
  • Project Schedule – 70 weeks, updated during the course of competition due to interruptions
  • Building Permits, Closeout Documentation
  • Site Safety and Logistics
  • Cash Flows

In addition to Gravano, Wentworth’s team is comprised of Jake DiGangi, Serena Kauffman, James McLean, James Chung and Sarah Williamson. Department of Construction Management Assistant Professor John Cribbs serves as the CM Club advisor and Lab Technician Mike D’Agostino helped assemble the team.

“We are pleased to be bringing home the win for not only the CM Program but the school as a whole,” said Gravano.