Nineteen universities across the country submitted proposals for the first round and only the top four continued to the second round.
“Last year, our team finished fifth out of 33 schools. It was disappointing to not make the top four last year by one place. I am proud of our students that worked on the proposal to achieve the top-four finish this year,” said Jacob Nelson, faculty advisor for the MEP Club and TCM instructor.
Six team members presented the proposal to the national judges in February. The winners were announced March 25 at the National MCAA Virtual Educational Conference.
“With COVID restrictions, meeting to work together as a team was difficult, but they were able to work through the problem in a variety of other methods,” Nelson said. “This success increases Missouri State’s recognition as an excellent construction management program in the country.”
About the competition
This year’s problem statement was replacing mechanical HVAC equipment in the basement of a 100-year-old museum at the University of Pennsylvania.
Students developed a proposal to solve the problem that consisted of two segments.
In the first segment, students developed a prequalification to describe their mechanical contracting company called Bear Mechanical. This included the company history, organizational chart, financial statements, bonding requirements, safety program, community involvement and previous project history.
The second segment of the proposal included project-specific information. This information included personnel resumes, a project plan, estimate, schedule, safety plan and service agreement.
The team consisted of the following students:
- Tanner Hartman
- Cole Eiler
- Cabriah Hillman
- Sabrina Pavlova
- Keagan Hosman
- Nathan Bextermueller
- Ryan Sweeney
- Hunter Myers
- Payton Cossette