UVU Construction Team Takes First Place In Regional Competition
February 22, 2012
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Cheryl Kamenski (801) 863-6351
Utah Valley University’s construction team won first place in the Determining Project Risk category of the Associated Schools of Construction regional competition held Feb. 8-11 in Sparks, Nev.
UVU teams participated in six different categories and competed with schools such as Brigham Young University, Cal Poly, Boise State University, Arizona State University and University of Washington, among others.
“Looking at all the other schools our teams were competing against in different categories, it is easy to see that this competition could have been called the ‘NCAA Competition of Construction,’” said Fred Davis, UVU associate professor of building construction, who coached the winning team. “We are proud of our students and the excellence they demonstrated competing at this level.”
Each UVU team was made up of one coach and six students plus an alternate. UVU also competed in the Building Information Modeling, Heavy Civil, Commercial, Mixed Use and Design Build categories. The Determining Project Risk team included Lisa Secrest as team captain, Steven Winters, Mike Purser, Jay Larson, Mike Wood and Sherard Lier.
UVU faculty gained information on topics such as teaching curriculums, sustainability, service-learning and latest construction trends from industry leaders and educators at the regional competition.
Overall winners from regional competitions will compete in the national competition in Honolulu, March 12-16 as part of the AGC National Convention.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 33,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community college, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.