Siloam Springs, Ark. (March 2, 2004) - The John Brown University construction management team made up of six students took third place for the second year in a row at the annual Region 5, Associated Schools of Construction Competition in Dallas, Tex., Feb. 9. The Associated Schools of Construction hosted seven regional teams. Teams started competing before they arrived in Dallas. They were given an outline of a building and were told to create a proposal including an estimate, budget schedule, plan of construction and a job site management plan. The JBU team, as well as other schools, worked on proposals continuously for 16 hours at their respective campuses several days before the competition. On Feb. 9 in Dallas, Tex. each team gave a 40-minute oral presentation on their proposal. JBU was up against large schools such as Oklahoma State University, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. OSU took first place; Texas A&M took second place. Competition results were based on a total of 100 points. A mere 1.5 points separated JBU from OSU. JBU finished second among the seven schools in the written proposal and fourth in presentation/interview. “It was like JBU playing basketball against Kentucky,” said Kent Davis, professor of construction management. The JBU team returned home with a trophy and $500 in prize money that help with travel expenses for the trip. John Brown University is a top-tier private university, ranked 11th by U.S. News & World Report in the Southern Region. JBU enrolls more than 1,800 students from 42 states and 42 countries. JBU is a member of Arkansas’ Independent Colleges and Universities and the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.