Construction Management students had a big year with five teams competing in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Regional Competition. This is the first time we fielded five groups at this competition. During the course of the event students won two 2nd place victories and a 3rd place!

The ASC competition does an excellent job in providing an environment for the competitors to simulate and experience life in the construction world as a self-performing subcontractor.

Concrete Solutions 2nd place winners

Concrete Solutions Category 2nd Place – Alex Groff captained the team with members Gareth Brower, Joe Mattick, Nate Midtgard, Cooper Nichols, and Troy Worsley

Concrete Category

This year was the first time students competed in the Concrete category led by coach Mike Mezo. This was the most competitive division at the event, with 10 teams competing from all over the country. We are proud to say one of our concrete teams came home with second place.
The competition guidelines involved preparing for a subcontract for the structural concrete elements of a large-scale warehouse, including foundations, slabs on grade, concrete slabs, high-tolerance and specialty slabs, walls, and dock pits.

Design-Build winners

Design-Build Category 3rd Place – Mackenzie Park captained the team with members Richard Bowman, Jake Kriech, Kimmie Kim, Nick Bloom, and Jake Thayer

Design-Build Category

Coach Mezo’s Design-Build team finished in 3rd place, closely behind our arch-rivals Ferris State and the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The performance of this interdisciplinary team of construction management and architecture students secured Ball State’s 11th time placing in the top three spots in this competition.
In this category our students competed against those from across the Great Lakes region. The assignment involved the design and construction planning of a new university residential housing project intended to serve 450 undergraduate students as well as including administrative, multipurpose, lounge, laundry, and support spaces.

Preconstruction 2nd place winners

Preconstruction Category 2nd Place – Team members included Captain Michale Delong, Cory Huffman, Ross Debonis, Austin Fest, John Spencer, and Clayton Berrisford

Preconstruction Category

Coach Gary Birk led his team to a 2nd place finish in the Preconstruction category. This is an “open” division, where teams from across the country send their best students to compete. We think our team had the best presentation, but was narrowly edged out on total points by Cal Poly with the University of Southern California coming in 3rd.
The project for the preconstruction category was a $15-25 million renovation of high-end retail space within an active retail environment.

Additional Teams

Electrical Team: Captain Cassie Dorony, with team members Hannah Schuler, Brandon Helpling, Nick Broering, Colten Showalter, and Allexis Fender. Coach Sherif Attallah.
Concrete Solutions Team: Captain Mark Pavlak, with team members Trenton Bays, Andrew Fancher, Trey Hunt, Seth Papania, and Jared Ripley. Coach Mike Mezo.

The tremendous performance of our teams demonstrate that our students can compete at the highest levels with those of other programs nationwide. A big congratulations to all of our coaches, students, and everyone else who supported the student teams – well done, all!