JBU Construction Management Students Make Strong Showing at Student Competition

JBU Construction Management Students Make Strong Showing at Student Competition

SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Mar. 1, 2024) – JBU construction management seniors and juniors traveled to Dallas, Texas this past weekend and made a strong showing in the Regional Associated Schools of Construction (ASC)/TEXO Student Competition.

The TEXO Student Competition is an annual competition between CM programs in the region, including Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, Texas A&M and others.

The Competition begins with development of a project proposal over a 16-hour period (at the home school) with final presentations to the judges in Dallas, Texas.

The JBU Heavy Civil team placed second and the Design Build team placed third in their respective divisions.

"I’m very proud of our students and the hard work they put in for the TEXO competition and we thank God who gives the victory," said David Martin, Ph.D., department chair of construction management.

JBU students also garnered individual awards, as junior Sam Green received first place for best presenter in the heavy civil division, and seniors Matt Bowden and Christopher Burgess won third place for best presenter in the heavy civil division and the design build division, respectively.

This is the 11th year in a row that JBU construction management students have placed in at least one division of the competition.

"JBU's construction management continues to prove that our program belongs in the construction management major leagues," Martin said. "Our programs success is a reflection of the quality of our students, the dedication of its faculty and staff, the support of JBU's administration, and the involvement of our industry partners."

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked university (The Wall Street Journal) and top-ranked regional university (U.S. News), JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 37 states and 42 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers over 50 undergraduate majors, with top programs including nursing, psychology, business, computer science, construction management, graphic design, family and human services, and engineering. Eighteen graduate degrees are available in business, counseling, cybersecurity, and education.

Back to Press Releases