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Construction Management Scores Highly in ASC Competition

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Students from Wentworth Institute of Technology’s Construction Management program took home second place in this year’s ASC Region 1, Commercial Division Student Competition.  

The competition took place in Albany, N.Y. over the course of two days—Nov. 11-12. The team was excited to compete again, in-person, to defend their performance from last year’s competition format. 

The Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Commercial Competition is an opportunity to showcase construction management skills at the regional level and be recognized by some of the industry’s leading companies and experts, alongside the many regional academic institutes that compete. The event tests student skills under pressure, as each team is tasked with assembling a complete written bid proposal for a real commercial construction project.  

The proposals that student teams assemble, in under 24 hours, consist of a detailed cost analysis/estimate, schedule and site logistics layout, labor requirements and overall management plans for executing the project work. Once the written components have been completed, each team presents their proposal to a panel of sponsoring industry representatives in a closed discussion and project interview environment.  

Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. served as this year’s sponsor for the commercial construction problem statement.

“This is as close to a real-world, bid interview situation that you can get without working for the sponsoring company!” said John Cribbs, associate dean of Wentworth’s School of Management. 

The student team consisted of Construction Management students Meredith Borden, Zack Grenier, Samuel Santaniello, and Eleni Christopoulos. They were advised during competition preparations and accompanied to the event location by Cribbs.  

“The four students from Wentworth showed poise throughout the event, even knowing they were the smallest team competing for the prize,” said Cribbs, noting that most teams consisted of six student members. 

The team would like to thank all Wentworth Construction Management faculty and staff for the support of their studies and mentorship during their continued time in the program.