RWU Students Place Second at National Competition

l-r: RWU professor of Construction Management Michael Emmer with RWU students Nate Dionne, Nick Morrison, Greg Pomerleau, Carl Anderson, Jon Gomes and Ruben Fonseca/photo courtesy of Roger Williams University

Bristol, RI ­­– Construction management students from Roger Williams University recently earned a second-place finish in a national competition in Sparks, Nevada.

The RWU Construction Management program sent a team of six students to the Associated Schools of Construction Region 6/7 competition on Feb. 7-9 to compete in the preconstruction category, which was open to any ASC member construction management program in the nation. Thirteen schools entered the competition. The University of California at Berkley finished first.

The competition involved a seismic/structural upgrade to a large parking structure at the Century City Mall in Santa Monica, California. This required the students to apply many of their construction management skills as well as a significant understanding of the engineering requirements in preparation for a large-scale vertical expansion.

The team of RWU construction students excelled in all aspects of the competition, and the judges from PCL Construction commented on how well the students were prepared and how they reacted to project changes and challenges.

RWU is now planning to take a team of four construction management students to the United Kingdom for an international competition in November.