Florida International University Wins the 2014 ABC Construction Management Competition

0 November 12, 2014  Careers in Construction, featured

Florida International University claimed the top spot at the 2014 ABC Construction Management Competition (CMC), taking home the first place overall winning title March 11 in Miami Beach, Fla. The competition started at the beginning of the school year in September when the students were given a request for proposal based on a real project being completed in Boca Raton, Fla. After months of preparation, the teams presented their bids on the project in front of a panel of judges, testing their skills in project management, estimating, safety, quality control and presentation.

The CMC is designed to give the students a chance to use what they learn in the classroom and apply it to a real-world situation. The competition challenges the students’ knowledge of the industry, time management, organizational, and presentation skills.

In addition to the overall winners, first, second and third place were awarded for each of the categories the projects were judged on including quality control, safety, project management and estimating.

The overall winners for the 2014 CMC were:

1st Place: Florida International University
2nd Place: The Ohio State University
3rd Place: Texas State University

The winners in the specific categories were:
Quality Control
1. Kent State University
2. Colorado State University
3. The Ohio State University
Safety
1. University of Cincinnati
2. Florida International University
3. Ferris State University
Estimating
1. California State University—Long Beach
2. Florida International University
3. Texas State University
Project Management
1. Colorado State University
2. The Ohio State University
3. University of Northern Iowa

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Donna Puglisi works in the Public Affairs department for ABC National

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