Kennesaw State Construction Student Chapter Dominates Competition at IBS
Most Importantly, after months of preparation, our KSU Student Competition Team won First Place in the student competition. We beat out 35 schools from some of the best universities in the nation. The NAHB Student Chapters Residential Construction Management Competition (RCMC) is one of the highlights of the annual International Builders' Show (IBS), and provides an unforgettable learning experience for more than 1,000 students and their instructors . The competition gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management project/proposal. Proposals are submitted to a group of construction company executives who act as judges. During the convention, students defend their proposals to the judges in front of an audience. This year, the NAHB Student Chapters RCMC took place in Orlando, FL from January 9-11th. For three days, 60 teams from secondary and post-secondary levels participated in intense rounds of presentations, a career fair opportunity, and networking opportunities.
Our team from Kennesaw State University (KSU) NAHB Student Chapter developed a team of students to work on a 100-page business proposal for this project, with high expectations after placing 10th in the competition just a year ago. Dr. Charner Rodgers and Professor Brandi Williams, instructors in the Department of Construction Management at Kennesaw State,are advisors who were influential in building the KSU NAHB Student Chapter and managing the competition teams since the chapter was created in 2014. With just 3 months to prepare the proposal and presentation, students worked tirelessly on top of taking a full load of courses and working simultaneously to be competitive this year and bring home a trophy. Well, it's safe to say that the KSU NAHB Student Chapter did just that, and more!