Picture of 2016 R C M C team

2016 Residential Construction Management Competition

The Penn State Student Chapter of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) took sixth place in the Residential Construction Management Competition, held during the NAHB International Builders Show on January 19-21, 2016 in Las Vegas.

A total of 34 four-year schools participated in the competition, which gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management project/proposal.

This year’s project consisted of a 147 acre site in Frederick, MD. Named Tallyn Ridge, the site was designed as a residential development composed of 441 residential units. Penn State’s proposal consisted of a total of six different units throughout the community to meet the needs of their target market. Penn State offered two different types of townhome units and a variety of single-family homes which target many growing or established families and older couples who are looking to live in a family-friendly community outside of the city.

The team included Eric Catalan, a junior in Energy, Business, and Finance; Jack Dalton, a senior in Finance; Emma Dickson, a junior in Civil Engineering & Economics; David Good, a senior in Civil Engineering; John Hauser, a senior in Civil Engineering, Nate Kiliany, a senior in Civil Engineering, Eric McCall, a senior in Civil Engineering; and Austin Will, a junior in Corporate Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

They were advised by several members of the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center staff, including Katie Blansett, Bryan Heitzmann, Chris Hine and Brian Wolfgang as well as Tom Skibinski, instructor in civil engineering.

Established in 1942, the NAHB is a trade association that helps promote the policies that make housing a national priority.

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Press release on 2017 R C M C competition

Press release on 2016 R C M C team

Press release on 2015 R C M C team



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