The Roofing Alliance selected a team from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, as the winner of its sixth student construction management competition, which took place during NRCA’s 133rd Annual Convention Feb. 2-6 in Dallas.
Members of the winning team were Tyler Stivers (team captain), Austin Davis (alternate), Kyler Hardison, Erbey Hernandez and Collin Rosser.
Additionally, Samuel Short from Auburn University—McWhorter School of Building Sciences, Auburn, Ala., received the award for Best Individual Student Presenter.
The team from the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, placed second in the competition.
Five construction management schools were chosen as finalists to participate in the competition: Auburn University—McWhorter School of Building Sciences; Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.; Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University; Texas A&M University; and M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction at the University of Florida, Gainesville.
The goal of the partnership with construction schools is to raise awareness of the roofing industry by developing roofing-related curriculum that can be incorporated into existing construction management undergraduate degree programs; exploring scholarship programs for students and faculty members; and developing an internship program with interested Roofing Alliance members.
Teams were presented with a problem statement: Create a company to bid for installing a new roof system on the Ford Center, the indoor practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys. Each team was required to research the project, review the plans and specifications, and assemble a full estimate and proposal to submit a qualified bid package. Each team gave oral presentations Feb. 5 at NRCA’s convention.
The first-place team received a team trophy and a $5,000 L.B. Conway scholarship for its school, as well as individual team member trophies that were presented during NRCA’s Industry Awards Ceremony and Cocktail Reception Feb. 5. The second-place team received a team trophy, a $2,500 scholarship for their school and individual awards. The Best Individual Student Presenter received a $500 gift card.
For more information about the Roofing Alliance student competition, contact Bennett Judson, the Roofing Alliance’s executive director, at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513 or firstname.lastname@example.org.