MSOE Sweeps Construction Management Contest

03/28/2005


Two student teams from Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) took first place in a national construction management competition sponsored by Associated General Contractors (AGC) and Associated Schools of Construction (ASC).

The contest, which took place earlier this month in Las Vegas, coincided with ConExpo-CottAgg/IFPE and the AGC annual convention. This was the first time in the contest’s history that one school took first place in both categories: Design-Build, sponsored by Hensel Phelps Construction Co.; and Commercial Construction, sponsored by Turner Construction.

The winning Design-Build team was comprised of six MSOE students, who prepared and presented an architectural design, estimate, schedule and construction plan for a $12.6 million student union in California, all of which had to be completed within a 38-hour period. Team members were Michele Dunn, Thor Misko, Ryan Lent, Sean O’Gorman, Darby Rowland and Matthew Tadisch. Alternates were Veronica Konieczka, Saif Islam and Adam Stadelmann, and Associate Professor Robert Lemke, AIA, acted as the coach.

The winning Commercial Construction team was tasked with planning a high school inside of a juvenile detention facility, and the team’s proposal included a construction plan, estimate, construction schedule, safety plan and presentation—all within 26 hours. Team members were Molly Gray, Kevin Kaczynski, Dustin Stephany, Eric Geisler, Patrick Peterson and Laurel Ward. Alternate was Nicholas Lipinski. The team’s coach was Assistant Professor Michael Emmer.

Each team member received a trophy and watch, and the MSOE B.S. in Construction Management program received $4,500.





No comments
Consulting-Specifying Engineer's Product of the Year (POY) contest is the premier award for new products in the HVAC, fire, electrical, and...
Consulting-Specifying Engineer magazine is dedicated to encouraging and recognizing the most talented young individuals...
The MEP Giants program lists the top mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection engineering firms in the United States.
40 Under 40; Performance-based design; Clean agent fire suppression; NFPA 92; Future of commissioning; Successful project management principles
BIM coordination; MEP projects; NFPA 13; Data center Q&A; Networked lighting controls; 2017 Product of the Year finalists
Emergency lighting; NFPA 3 and 4; Integrated building systems; Smart lighting, HVAC design
Commissioning electrical systems; Designing emergency and standby generator systems; VFDs in high-performance buildings
Tying a microgrid to the smart grid; Paralleling generator systems; Previewing NEC 2017 changes
Driving motor efficiency; Preventing Arc Flash in mission critical facilities; Integrating alternative power and existing electrical systems
As brand protection manager for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Tom Grace oversees counterfeit awareness...
Amara Rozgus is chief editor and content manager of Consulting-Specifier Engineer magazine.
IEEE power industry experts bring their combined experience in the electrical power industry...
Michael Heinsdorf, P.E., LEED AP, CDT is an Engineering Specification Writer at ARCOM MasterSpec.
Automation Engineer; Wood Group
System Integrator; Cross Integrated Systems Group
Fire & Life Safety Engineer; Technip USA Inc.
This course focuses on climate analysis, appropriateness of cooling system selection, and combining cooling systems.
This course will help identify and reveal electrical hazards and identify the solutions to implementing and maintaining a safe work environment.
This course explains how maintaining power and communication systems through emergency power-generation systems is critical.
click me