Construction Technologies Students Compete in National Competitions

Construction Technologies Students Compete in National Competitions

UVU Construction Technologies students and faculty recently traveled and competed in two major national competitions, 1) the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) in Florida, and 2) the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) in Nevada. Hard work and much preparation went into these out-of-state competitions, and it was a great opportunity to travel and apply construction management principles outside of the classroom with real-world problems and scenarios.

The NAHB Florida competition requires extensive planning and research. Each fall semester, UVU Construction Management students spend five months creating technical plans, estimates, a project schedule, project management plan, and investment proposal to submit to the NAHB in December for the February Florida competition. Then, selected team leaders and classmates present their work, along with other competitive schools around the country, to judges who are current construction industry professionals.

The ASC competition, held in Sparks, Nevada, hosted three different UVU student teams: Heavy Civil, Commercial, and Mixed-Use. In this 16-hour competition, students are tasked with preparing winning plans and proposals for real-world problems recently experienced in the field. Many of the nation’s top companies look to recruit future prospects in construction management programs around the US from this competition. The experience and exposure students can gain at this event is extremely beneficial for their future careers.

The students chosen to compete and travel to the Florida NAHB competition this year were Cassidy Hullinger, Abdi Lucero, Austin Orr, Kade Campbell, Trevor Oldroyd, Max Flora, Tyler Moore, and Josh Torgeson. For the ASC competition in Nevada, UVU’s Heavy Civil team featured students Josh Weight, Colton Lundell, Thomas Heathcote, Joseph Robins, Laydon Lundell, Byron Clawson, and two alternates Bronson Young and Jordan Snow. The Commercial group included Kent Hinchcliff, Landon Bingham, Austin Lucero, Shalae Johnson, Josh Burtenshaw, and Boe Archibald. Next, the Mixed-Use team recruited Brent Summers, Jeb Price, Hayden Lewis, Carter Benson, Jose Rangel, and Caleb Moravec, with Robert Warcup and Eric Linfield as the faculty coaches for the teams.

Great job Wolverines! UVU students always represent the university well! For more information about UVU’s Construction Technologies events and majors, visit