34th Annual ASC Region 1 Student Competition and Conference (2023)


November 9-11, 2023

Location / Format

This is an in-person event.

Hilton Albany
40 Lodge Street
Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 462-6611
Fax: (518) 462-2901
Hotel Website: www.hiltonalbany.com  

As usual, we have reserved a block of rooms for the competition. Schools and industry partners must coordinate their room reservations with the hotel coordinator using one of the forms below.

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.

Team / Attendance Registration

Competing schools must use the following online registration form and payment link to sign up teams for their desired category/ies that they will be competing in this year. Make sure you include the pre-qual form that can be downloaded below.

We are also now able to receive payments online through ASC’s payment system ($400/team).

ACH payments should use the following information:

Wells Fargo Bank, 1701 Capitol Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001
Routing #102000076, Acct #2909800639
For Associated Schools of Construction, PO Box 21367, Cheyenne WY 82003

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:

Deadline for registration is 5 October 2023.

We are specifically extending an invitation to members of the ACE mentoring program.  This includes mentors, sponsors, parents and students themselves.  If you are in partnership or know of ACE mentorship members, please pass along the link to this registration page for those persons.

Corporate Sponsorship

Become a competition sponsor and participate in different ways. See the Partnership and Sponsorship Prospectus for details. Depending on your chosen sponsorship level, this can include:

  • Speaking engagements
  • Display booths
  • Student resume book access
  • Logo display
  • Event attendance
  • and more…

Register as early as possible to reserve your spot – a deadline will also be forthcoming. Once you decide on a sponsorship level, you can submit payment online here:

ACH payments should use the following information:

Wells Fargo Bank, 1701 Capitol Ave, Cheyenne WY 82001
Routing #102000076, Acct #2909800639
For Associated Schools of Construction, PO Box 21367, Cheyenne WY 82003

Please note: When booking room(s) at the Albany Downtown Hilton, please call and mention when booking you are with the ASC event as an industry participant

Competition Schedule and Guidelines

This is a three-day event, from Thursday through Saturday.

  • Thursday: Hotel Arrival
  • Friday: Kick-off Meetings, Workday, Faculty Meetings
  • Saturday: Presentations, Debriefing, Job Fair, Award Ceremony

Following is the detailed event schedule:

Competition Guidelines / Problem Statements:

There are five different competition divisions this year:

  • Commercial sponsored by: Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
  • Design-Build sponsored by: Skanska
  • Pre-Construction sponsored by: Consigli Construction Co.
  • Heavy Civil sponsored by: Flatiron
  • Open (Concrete) Problem: Baker Concrete Inc.

Problem statements:

Participating Schools

The following member schools from ASC Region 1 are competing this year:

SchoolCommercialHeavy CivilDesign-BuildPreconstructionOpen Category
Alfred State CollegeXXX
Cal PolyX
Central Connecticut State Univ.XX
Drexel UniversityXX
Farmingdale State CollegeX
Penn CollegeX
Pratt InstituteX
Rochester Institute of TechXX
Roger Williams UniversityXXX
UMass AmherstXX
Univ. of DelawareX
Vermont TechXX
Wentworth Institute of TechX

2023 Winners and Competition Judges

Commercial Category (sponsored by: Whiting-Turner Contracting Company)

  1. Central Connecticut State Univ.
  2. Rochester Institute of Tech
  3. Roger Williams University

Design-Build Category (sponsored by: Skanska)

  1. Alfred State College
  2. Roger Williams University
  3. Farmingdale State College

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

  1. UMass Amherst
  2. Clarkson
  3. Penn College

Heavy Civil Category (sponsored by: Flatiron)

  1. Rochester Institute of Tech
  2. Roger Williams University
  3. Alfred State College

Open (Concrete) Category (sponsored by: Baker Concrete Inc.)

  1. Cal Poly
  2. Clarkson

2023 Competition Sponsors

Gold Level:

  • Weeks Marine Inc.

Silver Level:

  • Arris Contracting Company, Inc.
  • Barnard Construction
  • Clarkson University Construction Engineering Management Program
  • Flatiron Construction
  • Gilbane Building Company
  • LeChase Construction
  • Skanska
  • Turner Construction Company
  • Union Concrete & Construction
  • Whiting-Turner Contracting

Bronze Level:

  • Baker Concrete
  • Bluebeam University
  • National Fuel
  • Robins & Morton
  • Walsh Group


Friday, November 10th

1:00pm – 2:00pm:

Reza Yadollahi – “Practical Lean and Last Planner Systems Strategies for Project Planning and Scheduling”

2:30pm – 3:30pm:

Christine Fiori – “Small Teaching: Simple ways to engage students based on the book Small Teaching by James Lang”

Saturday, November 11th

12:00pm – 1:00pm:

Whiting Turner – Topic TBD

1:00pm – 2:00pm:

Skanska – Topic TBD