In November 2018, supported by a travel grant from CIRI, the Roger Williams University teams earned multiple honors at the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region I competitions in Albany, NY. Taking on fast-track assignments that are intensive tests of skills and endurance, the RWU construction management students achieved the following results:
2nd place in Heavy-Civil. This project consisted of a bridge replacement with a critically tight schedule for a highly trafficked area. Competition teams had to be familiar with takeoff, pricing, means and methods, and scheduling of major scopes of work which include demolition, concrete and structural steel. Other scopes include utilities, paving and landscaping.
3rd place in Preconstruction. This competition called for a detailed written and oral proposal to provide precon services including sections for Schedule, Budget, Logistics, Constructability and Approach to Construction.
3rd place in Design-Build. This assignment involved a 30,000 square-foot STEM program expansion for a premier New England boarding school — a multifaceted project including diverse laboratory facilities and common spaces.
The winning Heavy-Civil, Preconstruction and Design-Build teams — top to bottom — led by Dr. Amine Ghanem, PhD, RWU Associate Professor of Construction Management.