Cal Poly construction management students earned top honors and took home more trophies than any other university at the 2019 Associated Schools of Construction regional competition in Reno, Nevada. Five out of a dozen Cal Poly teams placed in the top three spots in their respective categories.
Cal Poly students earned first place in the Concrete, Heavy Civil and Mixed Use categories; and third in the Commercial and Project Management categories. Concrete and Project management were national awards, while Commercial, Heavy Civil and Mixed Use were regional honors.
This year’s competition, held Feb. 6-9, included 197 teams from 49 universities. A record-high 1,463 construction management students (including alternates) participated, including 96 Cal Poly students from the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Cal Poly has competed in this event for 31 years.
“The ASC competition provides an unrivaled opportunity for students to display their knowledge in a format that is as challenging as it is rewarding,” said Harrison Woods, co-captain of Cal Poly’s first-place concrete team and a construction management senior from Fresno, California. “We would encourage students to get involved as early as possible, and as future proud alumni of the Construction Management Department, our teams look forward to seeing the future successes of Cal Poly.”
Tony Pellegrini, the other co-captain of the concrete team and a construction management senior from San Bruno, California, added: “We would like to thank the Construction Management Department’s faculty and professors for their tireless devotion to student success. Additionally, we would like to thank our industry sponsors and coaches for their incredible support and willingness to aid in our team’s preparation.”
Construction Management Department Head Al Hauck said these competitions provide students with additional opportunities for hands-on experience.
“The ASC student competitions are the most impressive example of student professional development in our department,” Hauck said. “The students are asked to solve realistic technical and management problems similar to what they will experience in their careers. Once again, this year, the department provided this opportunity for nearly 100 of our students on 12 teams thanks to the generous support of our alumni and supporters. We appreciate their ongoing assistance.”