Registration for the 2022 Associated Schools of Construction, Region 1 Conference and Competition is NOW OPEN!

We are proud to announce that registration is now open for Region 1 Conference and Competition!  We are excited to have you be a part of this annual event, now in its 33rd year, hosted at the Hilton Downtown, in Albany, NY on 11-12 November 2022.

The following lays out the instructions for registration for those college/universities/institution faculty and students that are seeking to participate in the competition or training/presentation sessions.  Registration is a three step process for all those from schools that are already members in good standing with ASC. Deadline for registration is 4 October 2022.

Step 1:  For those that are looking to compete in the student competition fill out the 2022 ASC Region 1 Competition Category & Team Sign-Up form at this link:  https://forms.gle/FaFCoM1SJtrMMveo6.  Please note that teams will be required to upload the ASC Region 1 competition Pre-Qualification form as part of registration (form attached in fill-able and PDF format).  For those students, faculty, or industry partners that are interested in only attending the training & presentations portion of the conference, or are faculty that are not coaches for any particular competing team, please register at this link:  https://forms.gle/aTTAzU9PZwnbC9ZP7.

Step 2:  For those needing hotel accommodations, please use one of these two forms:  1) for competing teams and faculty:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/14uvGouprxNsWid7093egIKJzGnInV5Ua/view?usp=sharing; 2) for judging firms and industry partners that wish to have hotel accommodations:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/14pP4Q1ENZeHUNEk9-B9NZj9mckhPg7Zl/view?usp=sharing.  Forms must be returned by the registration deadline to Prof. Wayne Sheppard, Pennsylvania College of Technology, (570) 651-3003, .  If colleges/universities/institutions wish to bring additional students and faculty, please indicate the numbers of each category (faculty & Students) and the number of rooms needed in addition to the competing teams at the bottom of the applicable form.

Step 3:  Pay for your registration.  This is accomplished by navigating to this link to pay your $400/team/category registration fee:  https://www.ascweb.org/members/payments/student-competition.  Those just attending for the training & presentations portion of the conference, information on paying for your  registration will be forthcoming or available on-site.

Once all three steps are completed, you will be fully registered for the competition.  Reminder, the deadline to register is 4 October 2022

In addition to the pre-qualification form, a copy of the problem statements from our judging firms are also attached to help you understand the exciting challenges that lay before you.

Please ensure you submit soon to be able to secure your spot in the competition!  See you all in November!

Dr. Kathleen Short Receives Excellence in Teaching Award

Region 1 President Erik Backus presented the award to Dr. Short

Dr. Kathleen Short, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Construction Management Program in the Department of Engineering Leadership and Society at Drexel University received the Region 1 Associated Schools of Construction Excellence in Teaching Award at the International conference held in Atlanta, April 20-23, 2022.

This award honors a faculty member’s contribution to construction education, excellence in teaching, service to the Associated Schools of Construction and dedication to the construction profession. Dr. Short was recognized for the work that she did to improve the rigor and content of courses in the Construction Management Program has leading to improved student satisfaction, as well as her efforts to support student organizations and engagement with the construction industry.

Region 1 Mid-Year Meeting

The ASC Region 1 Mid-Year Meeting is coming up on 20 May 2022. Drexel University will be hosting us, but there is also an option to attend online. University members should have received an electronic calendar invite that includes the address but also the Zoom link. If a member did not receive this and wants tot attend, contact Erik Backus.

Location: Drexel University, 3175 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
Start Time: 10 am (EST)

Main Agenda Items:
1. Call to Order / Roll Call
2. Review of Governing Documents / Forms
3. Reports
4. 2022 Competition Planning
5. Old Business
6. New Business

Congratulations to the 2021 Winners!

Being an in-person competition and job fair again, the 2021 event in Albany was a great experience for everyone. Below is the list of the winning schools. Congratulations to all the teams (and their coaches)!

2021 Winners

Commercial (sponsored by: Whiting-Turner Contracting Company)

  • 1st – Wentworth
  • 2nd – Drexel
  • 3rd – Vermont Tech. College

Pre-Construction (sponsored by: Consigli Construction Co.)

  • 1st – Penn. College of Technology
  • 2nd – Clarkson
  • 3rd – UMass Amherst (Team 1)

Heavy-Civil (sponsored by: Weeks Marine)

  • 1st – Drexel
  • 2nd – Penn. College of Technology
  • 3rd – SUNY Delhi