Team members included Ben Ashton, Ryan Carter, Scott DeGraffenried, David Gardner, Nathan Hutchings and Spencer Jarvis.
The BYU team was challenged to map an entire business plan including land acquisition, development of building schedules, actual construction, detailed marketing and research plans and long-term management plans for 117 homes in the Club West master-planned community in Blaine, Minn.
The team began work in October 2003 to put together a 220-page book of their proposed plan and a 15-minute presentation for the competition.
The NAHB competition is held at the beginning of each year and is sponsored by Centex Homes.
For more information, contact Jay Christofferson at (801) 422-6302 or Ryan Carter at (801) 371-2923.
BYU News--February 12, 2004
Student teams from the Construction Management Department at Brigham Young University recently took first place in two categories at a student competition in Reno, Nev., and will advance to the national competition in Orlando, Fla., in March.
BYU teams placed first in the heavy civil building and design building categories and took second in residential building at the Associated Schools of Construction National Student Competition.
Thirty students on four teams represented the university in the competition, comprised of schools from Utah, Wyoming, New Mexico, Nevada, Montana, Idaho, Alaska, Arizona and Colorado.
Sponsored by the Associated General Contractors of America, the competition was divided into four sections: residential building, design building, heavy civil building and commercial building.
Teams were assigned tasks in their categories and were given 18 hours to develop a detailed business plan and present it to the judges. Participants were not told what the exact competition was, making practical experience a major factor.
The design builders were asked to design a suburban police station, the heavy civil builders were assigned a dam for a river and the residential builders were required to map out a planned community with a commercial building in the plans.
For more information, contact Kevin Burr at (801) 422-2021.