JBU Teams Win Student Construction Competition

SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (March 26, 2014) — John Brown University Construction Management students brought home several awards from the Associated Schools of Construction Student Competition. The team placed first against ten other teams in the Commercial Building category and second against seven other teams in the Heavy Civil category. Senior Logan Willard won the Best Presenter award in the Heavy Civil category.

Each team was divided into separate construction categories, were assigned construction project packages and spent the next 16-hours developing into proposals or bids for their projects. The final proposal included a set of project plans and specifications, bids from subcontractors and parameters about the project and project site.

Judges evaluated the proposals and presentations based on how well the teams understood the project, estimated and planned the project’s specifications, and completed the contractual requirements.

“We were all competent in the tasks we were given and worked together smoothly,” said senior Lauren Griffith. “We helped each other when we needed it and trusted that everyone was doing his or her best work. I believe this is one of the main reasons we did so well in the competition. Our time was used efficiently and we were able to complete tasks thoroughly.”

The competition was hosted by the TEXO Construction Association in Dallas.

John Brown University is a private Christian university, ranked No. 2 overall and No. 1 Best Value among Southern regional colleges by U.S. News and World Report. JBU enrolls more than 2,500 students from 42 states and 44 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, degree completion and concurrent education programs. JBU is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and a founding member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.