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Construction Students Win ASC-AGC National Student Competition

March 23, 2007

San Antonio—Three student teams won the Ninth Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) National Student Competition for their outstanding construction skills at AGC’s 88th Annual Convention in San Antonio. The first place teams include the University of Cincinnati Heavy-Civil team, Cincinnati, Ohio and Clemson University’s Commercial and Design Build teams, Clemson, S.C.

“The construction industry of tomorrow is in good hands with these students,” said AGC CEO Stephen E. Sandherr. “AGC is proud of our student winners and will continue to support these programs that motivate construction students and strengthen our industry.”

Twenty-one teams from across the country were given approximately 24 hours to study and prepare plans to tackle real construction project scenarios. The teams then presented their plans to a panel of subject matter expert judges from Granite Construction Inc., Watsonville, Calif., Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Greeley, Colo., and Turner Construction, New York, N.Y. Winners were chosen based on their estimating, bidding, planning, scheduling and presentation skills, creativity, understanding of sound construction techniques, and thoughtful methodology.

In addition to becoming the top national student contractors in the Heavy-Civil division, the University of Cincinnati team won a $25,000 scholarship from The Beavers, Los Altos, Calif., an organization of construction companies and individuals dedicated to heavy engineering construction.

The National Student Competition (NSC) is the only competition of its kind in the construction industry and is hosted by the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) and the Associated General Contractors (AGC). It is sponsored by Granite Construction Inc., Hensel Phelps Construction Co., and Turner Construction.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents more than 32,000 firms, including 7,000 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 11,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 13,000 service providers and suppliers are associated with AGC through a nationwide network of chapters. Visit the AGC Web site at www.agc.org. AGC members are "Building Your Quality of Life.”

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