Mid-year Meeting Survey

ASC Member School Faculty and Industry Partners,

It has been some time since we reached out to you from Region 1.  We hope your 2023 is going well through this point.  I am reaching out to you as we need to plan for our upcoming mid-year meeting.

This year’s mid-year meeting will be held at Norwich University, hosted by Dr. Nadia Al-Aubaidy.  The precise date of the meeting was left as TBD at the Annual Meeting that occurred in Albany in November 2022.  To that end, this survey will help determine the date of the Mid-Year meeting and any open agenda items:   https://forms.gle/4jEj1GUVda3nPCL38

Invited/welcomed attendees to this meeting are:  a) any faculty of any ASC member school, b) representatives of the judging firms for the 2023 competition (Skanska [Design-Build], Whiting-Turner [Comm. Const.], Consigli [Pre-con], Flatiron [Heavy-Civil], Baker Concrete [Open Concrete Solutions]), c) the industry liaison, and d) the competition coordinator (vacant).

The meeting will be on a date of least conflict for those that wish to travel to be in-person (preferred) during May or June of 2023.  The general schedule of the event will be:

  • First Day (optional): An Iraqi dinner at Dr. Al-Aubaidy’s home
  • Second Day: Meeting and Lunch at Norwich University

More details will follow once specific dates/times are selected.  A virtual meeting link will be provided for those that cannot travel to be in person, at a later date as well.

Thank you in advance for your filling out this survey by no later than 28 April:  https://forms.gle/4jEj1GUVda3nPCL38.  We look forward to seeing many of you soon.


Erik C. Backus, P.E., LEED AP BD+C, ENV SP, FMP
Associated Schools of Construction
Region 1, Director

Congratulations to the 2022 Winners!

The 2022 event in Albany was again a great experience for everyone. Below is the list of the winning schools. Congratulations to all the teams (and their coaches)!

2022 Winners

Preconstruction (sponsored by: Consigli)

  • 1st – Clarkson
  • 2nd – UMass Amherst
  • 3rd – Penn College

Design-Build (sponsored by: Skanska)

  • 1st – SUNY Alfred
  • 2nd – SUNY Farmingdale
  • 3rd – Roger Williams

Heavy-Civil (sponsored by: Flatiron)

  • 1st – Clarkson
  • 2nd – Penn College
  • 3rd – Drexel

Commercial (sponsored by: Whiting-Turner)

  • 1st – Roger Williams
  • 2nd – Wentworth
  • 3rd – Drexel

Register Now for our Conference Presentations

The 33rd Annual ASC Region 1 Competition and Conference is excited to announce the schedule for presentations offered on Friday, November 11th and Saturday, November 12th for industry partners, students and faculty. 

The presentations cover a wide range of topics to include BIM, Lean, emotional intelligence, building and managing mega projects and bridge structures, as well as structuring international education experiences.  Please review the schedule for complete details.  Then register for the presentations at the link below. 

You only need to register your information and do not need to select specific sessions.  If you have any questions please reach out to Christine Fiori at .

Show us your preparation photos!

It is one month to the competition! This is usually high time for team prep for all the schools that are participating in this year’s Region 1 competition. We want to see how you are all doing! Snap a picture of your groups’ prep session, upload it to Instagram and then add hashtag #ascregion1. Also, feel free to use this hashtag throughout the event in Albany. You can then always easily find all of your (and our) posts by clicking on the link in the left sidebar on our website.

As you may know, we recently set up our social media presences on Instagram and Twitter (Facebook will come shortly). Make sure you start following us! Today’s email is the first call to action where we can put those accounts to good use in our region.

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!