Competition Teams

Students from the School of Planning, Design and Construction have the opportunity to participate in commercial and residential competitions each year as part of their membership in the MSU Student Builders and Contractors Association.

As part of the competition experience, students work together in disciplinary and interdisciplinary project teams to deliver solutions to real-life problems they would likely face in the industry as professionals. They compete in the national arena with other student teams from reputable schools across the country.

Past competition teams have included students from the Construction ManagementInterior Design and Landscape Architecture programs.

Awards Received

Residential Construction Competitions - National Association of Home Builders Residential Construction Management Competition

2020 primary team members include SPDC CM seniors Alex Beem, Kyle Broccardo, Eric Fantry and Evan Harless; CM junior Aundrea Cole; and Interior Design senior Danyel Zmudka. The alternate members of the team included Interior Design junior Taylor Howes, CM seniors Jake Garbarino and Matt Zenk (also Finance), and CM junior Sabrina Maniaci.
  • 2022: 3rd place
  • 2021: 2nd place
  • 2020: 1st place 
  • 2019: 1st place
  • 2018: 5th place
  • 2017: 9th place
  • 2016: 14th place
  • 2015: 25th place
  • 2014: 8th place
  • 2013: 1st place
  • 2012: 6th place
  • 2011: 11th place
  • 2010: 4th place
  • 2009: Team 1 - 7th place; Team 2 – 11th place
  • 2008: 8th place
  • 2007: 8th place
  • 2006: 13th place
  • 2005: Did not compete
  • 2004: 1st place
  • 2003: 3rd place
  • 2002: 2nd place
  • 2001: 3rd place
  • 2000: 6th place
  • 1999: 4th place
  • 1998: 8th place
  • 1997: 11th place
  • 1996: 6th place
  • 1995: 6th place
  • 1994: 6th place.

Commercial Construction Competitions

2017 Commercial Construction team posing with their awards.
2017 Team members include seniors Andrew McMillan and Jacob Pincura; and juniors Dan Hamilton, Phil Parker, Sarah Stubbe and Andrew Wagner.
Associated Schools of Construction Region 3 Project Solutions Competition (National Open)
  • 2018: 5th place
  • 2017: 1st place.
Associated Schools of Construction Region 3 Commercial Estimating Competition
  • 2016: 5th place
  • 2015: 8th place
  • 2012: 7th place
  • 2009: 1st place.
Associated Schools of Construction National Commercial Estimating Competition
  • 2009: 4th place.

Competition News

Competition In the News


To find out how to join one of the competition teams, and to learn more, contact the competition faculty advisor.

George Berghorn LEED AP BD+C, CGP

George Berghorn LEED AP BD+C, CGP

Assistant Professor, Construction Management and Research Director for Mass Timber at MSU