The Oregon State University School of Civil and Construction Engineering placed three teams among the top three in their respective categories at the 28th Annual Associated Schools of Construction Region 6 and 7 Student Competition, held Feb. 4-7 at the J.A. Nugget Casino Resort in Reno, Nev.
OSU captured one team titles at the event, winning the Marine contest, while the Mixed Use and Mechanical teams each finished third.
The marine victory was the fifth for OSU and the third in the last four years. Marine team members for the competition included OSU students Chris Duty, Erik Green, Jordan Hamilton, Rian Leitgeb, Jakob Neuenschwander, and Michael Wilson.
OSU students Nathan Hufendick, Timothy Johnston, Chelsea Laird, Robert Maxey, Arron Min, and Cody Schmelz formed the mechanical team as OSU captured a top-three finish for the fourth consecutive year.
Finally, Tyler Binns, Tyler Hurlbutt, Vincent Matteson, Jeff Nakashima, Devon Renard, and Andrew Riley led the school to a third-place finish in the mixed use competition.
OSU also fielded teams in commercial building, heavy civil, multi-use structures, risk, and pre-constriction, rounding out an impressive showing by the school at the annual event.
The school’s participation at this year’s event was made possible through faculty and staff support in addition to the generous contributions from a number of industry partners. Industry sponsors for the competition included: Kiewit, Kerr Contractors, PMCA Oregon, AGC Oregon-Columbia Chapter, Andersen Construction, JE Dunn Construction, Traylor Brothers, Walsh Construction, Fortis Construction, Whitaker/Ellis, Walsh Group, and Todd Hess Building Company.
The annual student competition, which features thousands of students from institutions in 13 states, is held by the ASC, the professional association for the development and advancement of construction education, where the sharing of ideas and knowledge inspires, guides and promotes excellence in curricula, teaching, research and service. This year’s competition featured over 1000 students competing for 44 institutions.