Students Compete in Las Vegas

January 26, 2016

Students in Wentworth’s National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) chapter traveled to Las Vegas the week of January 18 as part of the Residential Construction Management Competition (RCMC).

The competition was part of the larger 2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show. RCMC competitors have the opportunity to put skills learned in a hands-on classroom environment to the test by completing a management project or proposal for a construction company.

This year’s project was based on a mixed residential property in Frederick County, Md., that consisted of 441 units.

Drew Sylvia, BCMT ’16, is the president of WIT NAHB and was part of a Wentworth team at RCMC that included three construction management students, two architecture students, and two business management students.

“The opportunity to travel and compete at RCMC represents a way for us to apply our classroom training to a real-world situation, network with our peers, and learn more about the industry as a whole,” Sylvia told citybizlist.

The Wentworth team competed at the show for the second year, this time moving up about 10 spots in a field of 34 schools.

The WIT NAHB group consists of 47 students on campus.

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