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Construction Management Wins National Title

Event Date : January 17th, 2012

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Sacramento State Construction Management students captured six awards, including three first-place trophies, at the Associated Schools of Construction Region 7 and Open Problems (National) competition Feb. 19 in Sparks, Nev.

National awards were won by the Electrical (first-place finish), Mechanical (second) and Determining Project Risk (third) teams.

Regional awards went to the Heavy Civil (first), Multi-Family (first) and Design-Build (second) teams.

This was the Electrical team’s second first-place national title in as many years – the first time a Sacramento State team has repeated in the competition.

Four Sac State students garnered wins in the all-day Alternates Problem portion of the competition. The winning individual students are Stacy Wilson, Max Hardy, Courtney Wetsell and Michael Kumar.

Construction Management is a department within the College of Engineering and Computer Science. Students learn how to gather a project’s pieces, such as labor, materials, equipment and money necessary to build roads, bridges, buildings and industrial facilities.

“Our Construction Management students don’t cease to amaze us,” says Emir Macari, dean of the College of Engineering and Computer Science. “I thank all of the industry advisors and our faculty who mentored our students over the past several years.”

Region 7 comprises four western states, pitting Sacramento State students against those from larger universities such as Stanford, Brigham Young and Oregon State.

“The students’ performance has helped place the name of Sacramento State alongside the very best in the entire country,” says Macari.

The teams were sponsored by the Sacramento Construction Management Education Foundation and coached by project engineers, managers and superintendents from the construction industry and program faculty members.

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