Ohio State University Take First in ABC Competition

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announced the winners of its 13th annual Student Chapter Construction Management Competition during the 21st Century Workforce Development Conference, April 30 - May 3 in Birmingham, Ala. Teams of students from 14 colleges and universities across the nation competed for more than $6,000 in cash and prizes, as well as the coveted “Construction Management Champions” title.

“This competition gives the nation’s top construction management students an opportunity to showcase their talents, while providing them a real-life glimpse into the world of construction,” said 2013 ABC National Chairman Greg Hoberock, CEO of hth companies, inc., Union, Mo.

Students went head to head in three areas: project management/scheduling, estimating and safety. Awards were given in each area, along with an overall award for the highest total points.

Construction Management Champions (team with highest overall points)

First Place: The Ohio State University
Second Place: Florida International University
Third Place: Pennsylvania College of Technology
Fourth Place: Texas A&M University – College Station
Fifth Place: California State University – Long Beach

Estimating

First Place: California State University – Long Beach
Second Place: The Ohio State University
Third Place: Texas A&M University – College Station

Project Management & Scheduling

First Place: The Ohio State University
Second Place: Florida International University
Third Place: Pennsylvania College of Technology

Safety

First Place: Pennsylvania College of Technology
Second Place: Auburn University
Third Place: University of Northern Iowa

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