Contact: Gerry Fritz (703) 812-2062
              fritz@abc.org
                                                              For Immediate Release
May 6, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) today 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. “The students all displayed great dedication and determination throughout the competition and were inspiring to watch.”

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.  

The 2013 Student Chapter Construction Management Competition winners are:    

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


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 72 chapters help members win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work. Visit us at www.abc.org.