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2015 Residential Construction Management Competition

The Penn State NAHB Student Chapter came in First Place in the Residential Construction Management Competition at the 2015 International Builders Show in Las Vegas, NV. The competition gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction project by carrying out a management project/proposal complete with a construction estimate/budget, construction schedule, cash flow projections, project management and organization, marketing and risk analysis, project site plan and land development plan, and green building initiatives. This year’s project focused on a 40 acre site located in Lebanon, Tennessee, which is Middle Tennessee’s first Transit-Oriented Development.

“After 3 years of competing in the RCMC project I couldn't be more pleased with the results of this year's competition”, said Alec Galanti, senior in Finance.  “The project was tough, but given the diversity of students on the team I never had my doubts that we would put together a strong proposal.”

“I credit the NAHB Residential Construction Management Competition as being one of the best parts of my Penn State experience,” said Chris Guyan, senior in Civil Engineering. “It has expanded on what I have learned in the classroom through a challenging, real world project. I have learned many valuable skills that will benefit me in my career, including collaboration and management.”

“The competition has been one of the most worthwhile, real world experiences that I have had an opportunity to be a part of at Penn State,” echoed Galanti.  “I'm glad I chose to get involved as a sophomore and highly recommend the competition to any individual that wants a great experience in the building industry."

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