October 23, 2008

Washington, D.C. - The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) today announced details on the 2009 AGC National Student Championship, the leading student competition for future construction industry professionals. The National Championship, which replaces the ASC-AGC National Student Competition, will take place at the AGC 90th Annual Convention in San Diego, March 4-7, 2009.

"The National Championship will continue the tradition of supporting and recognizing the future leaders of the construction industry," said Stephen E. Sandherr, chief executive officer of AGC. "This important event offers students the opportunity to put their skills and training to the test, be recognized by leading industry firms and jump-start their construction careers."

Teams from regionally-qualifying undergraduate student competitions will be eligible to compete in the AGC National Student Championship. The two-day simulated construction project will allow the teams to showcase their abilities and be evaluated on the following criteria: estimating, bidding, planning and scheduling; understanding of sound construction techniques; thoughtful methodology; presentation skills; and creativity.

First, second and third place awards will be given in the divisions of Commercial Building, Design-Build and Heavy-Civil. Winning student teams will be recognized at the AGC National Student Championship Awards Dinner in San Diego during Convention.

In conjunction with the National Championship, AGC will host the AGC Campus, a new forum for students and early-career professionals to learn more about careers in construction, participate in interactive education and training sessions and network with leading construction employers and industry experts. AGC Campus will take place at the Convention March 5-6.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the largest and oldest national construction trade association in the United States. AGC represents more than 33,000 firms, including 7,500 of America's leading general contractors, and over 12,500 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


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