Student team from the College of Engineering places first in international competition
MANHATTAN — The Kansas State University Architectural Engineering Institute competition team was awarded first place in the construction category at the institute's 2018 forum in Omaha, Nebraska.
In the history of the international competition, 2010 to present, Kansas State University remains the only institution to have won or placed in at least one of the categories each year it has participated, taking first place in the construction category now for the third time since 2011.
The group worked from September through February designing the electrical, mechanical and structural systems for the Omaha Children's Hospital currently under construction. The team collaborated to come up with an innovative and integrated design, while staying under the allotted construction budget and minimizing the project delivery schedule. The team was selected as finalists and presented its design to a panel of eight judges from the architectural/engineering/construction industry.
The following students, all seniors, are team members:
Hunter Wheeler, architectural engineering, Olathe; Carter Tobisch, construction science and management, Sedgwick; Lucas Knehans, construction science and management, Shawnee; and Eduardo Moran, architectural engineering, Wichita.
From out of state: Jacob Specht, construction science and management, Lamar, Colorado; Aoife Callanan, construction science and management, Barrington, Illinois; Katherine Clark, architectural engineering, NorthBillerica, Massachusetts; Casey Bertelsman, architectural engineering, St. Louis, Missouri; and Trevyn Sell, architectural engineering, Carrollton, Texas.
Team advisers, all faculty members from architectural engineering and construction science, are Chris Ahearn, assistant professor; Derek Clements and Kris Koenig, both instructors; and Kimberly Kramer, professor.