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March 1, 2022

Kansas State University ASC Team takes second

Submitted by Collette

Team members and advisors with their trophies

The Kansas State University ASC Team from the GE Johnson Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science went to Reno, Nevada, Feb. 9-12 to compete in the Associated Schools of Construction Region 6 and 7 Competition. This is the first time K-State has competed outside of Region 4.

The competition gives students the opportunity to experience different scenarios that will be presented in the industry. The competition covers multiple different sectors like preconstruction, commercial, heavy civil, design-build, etc. Each sector has its own problem statement and tasks for the student teams.

The K-State Team competed in the Preconstruction Division. The team had to compile a full estimate based on the drawings, a method to get LEED Platinum certification, VE options to bring the estimate down 10%, a schedule of preconstruction and construction services, and a logistics plan. This team only had 12 hours to complete this work and submit it to the "owner." From that point, the team immediately began working on a presentation for the next morning. The team presented to the "owner" and then opened the floor up for questions that were answered based on what team members had learned from the project and what they had determined would be their method of approach. The team answered these questions confidently and skillfully. The K-State team placed second out of 10 very impressive schools.

The team included six students: Sammy John Cervantes, senior from Greensburg; Matthew Forbus, senior from Wichita; Collette LeManske, senior from Denver, Colorado; Taylor Phillips, sophomore from Lee's Summit, Missouri; and Drew Goddard and Spencer Smith, both seniors from Omaha, Nebraska. They were accompanied by Professors Steve Schaffner and Kyle Larson.