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Construction students shine in design-build competition

ASU design-build team
October 16, 2012

A team of four construction management majors in the Del E. Webb School of Construction Programs at Arizona State University recently placed first in the Western Pacific Region 2012 Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) student competition.  

Overall the ASU team placed fourth among about 30 teams from universities across the country. The accomplishment earns $2,000 from the DBIA for team members to attend the industry organization’s national conference in New Orleans in November.

Seniors Skyler Holloway, Todd Scott and Myles Morton and graduate student Arundhati Ghosh took on the competition’s challenge to develop a design-build proposal based on stipulations for a real-life architectural design and construction project.

Competitors had a little over a week to complete their proposals, with the requirement to integrate all aspects of project design and construction.

The ASU team came out on top in the regional competition against teams from nine other universities, including the University of California-Berkeley, Cal Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and San Diego State University.

Holloway, the team captain, says the training ASU construction school students are given in a wide range of construction- and engineering-related disciplines – as well as hands-on experiences in the field – helped prepare the team to go up against tough competition.

The Del E. Webb School of Construction Programs is part of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, one of ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering.