PULLMAN – A Washington State University construction management and architecture student team took first place in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) regional student competition last month in Sparks, Nev.
This is the first time that WSU has won in the competition, which included 10 teams from Washington, Oregon and California. There is no national competition.

The team was coached by David Gunderson, associate professor in the School of Architecture and Construction Management. The $1,500 prize will go to the construction management program to help support next year’s team.
The WSU team won in the “design-build” division. Students were asked to provide a design-build proposal for a building on a northern California university campus.
On a tight deadline, they were required to put together a design, management plan, construction schedule, quality control plan, site logistics plan and cost estimate. Then they made a 35-minute presentation to the construction company sponsoring the division, followed by 10 minutes of Q & A.
Team members included Adam Heffner, Shane Fagan, Michaela Ripley, Taylor DeGrande, Jason Nanni, Jordan Meehan and Stephanie Severance.

Students from WSU also competed in the “commercial” and “heavy-civil” divisions at the competition.