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Construction management students win first and second place

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Marietta, Ga. (Nov. 3, 2011) Students from the SPSU Department of Construction Management traveled to Hoover, Ala., to compete in the 2011 Associated Schools of Construction and the Associated General Contractors Region II Student Competition.

The SPSU Commercial Team, led by Trent Anderson, won first place in this highly competitive event. SPSU's Heavy/Civil Competition Team, led by Phillip Young, brought home the second place award to beat out teams from Auburn, Clemson, University of Florida, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Georgia Southern and Mississippi State.

SPSU's 2011 Commercial Team was comprised of Trent Anderson, Charles Wall, Zach Gordon, Scott Sullins, Jamie Bishop, and Brian Nelson. Students participating in the Heavy/Civil team were Phillip Young, Josh Tredway, Bryce McDonald, Luis Perez, Nick Nowlin and Zach Bareis.

The teams worked tirelessly for weeks to prepare and submit a preliminary proposal prior to traveling to the competition. SPSU delivered a 30-minute oral presentation and a response to an RFP (Request for Proposal) for multi-million dollar projects to bring home the hardware. The first place Commercial team received a $1500 award and the second place Heavy/Civil team received a $750 award.

Professor Maureen Weidner and Dr. Pavan Meadati, the two Construction Management Department faculty served as the coaches for the three teams fielded in the ASC Competition this year.

The Region II Competition is hosted by the Associated Schools of Construction and the Associated General Contractors. The Heavy/Civil Competition was sponsored by Kiewit and the Commercial Competition was sponsored by Holder Construction. SPSU also participated in the LEED/Green Building Competition which was sponsored by Brasfield & Gorrie. SPSU's participation in the competition was made possible through the support of the SPSU Alumni Association.

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