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K-State Today

November 3, 2016



K-State teams place at regional competition

By Mary Rankin

Student competition teams from the architectural engineering and construction science department competed in the annual Associated Schools of Construction Region 4 2016 Construction Management Competition, Oct. 26-29, in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Teams from Kansas State University competed in three divisions: heavy highway, commercial and design-build. The design-build team placed second and the commercial team placed third.

Design-build team members were Tyler Coonrod, Noah Easterling, Andrew Eigsti, Sean Mitchell and A.J. Wertzberger, all construction science majors; and Danny Preut, architectural engineering. Ray Buyle, associate professor of architectural engineering and construction science, and regional coordinator of the design-build division, was their coach.

Commercial team members were Kofi Anane-Sekyere, Sam Blaha, Muhannad Dinn, Zac DuPont, Branson Kocher and Clay Pearce, all construction science majors. They were coached by Katie Loughmiller, assistant professor in architectural engineering and construction science, and regional director of the commercial division.

Heavy highway team members were Kaleb Koerperich, Adam Kramer, Shane Maloney, Tyler Shields and Chris Turner, all construction science. Team coach was Jim Goddard, professor of architectural engineering and construction science, and regional coordinator of the heavy highway division.

The Associated Schools of Construction student competition is hosted annually for the 18 universities from the seven states of Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota representing region 4.