The Roofing Alliance is hosting its sixth Construction Management Student Competition.
Nine teams will be competed in our 2019-20 Construction Management Student Competition—three of which are new schools. The schools participating this year were:
Auburn University, The McWhorter School of Building Science, Auburn, Ala.
Bradley University, Peoria, Ill.
Clemson University, Clemson, S.C.
Colorado State University, Department of Construction, Fort Collins, Colo.
Kennesaw State University, Marietta, Ga.
Minnesota State University—Mankato, Department of Construction, Mankato, Minn.
Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
Texas A&M, College Station, Texas
University of Florida, M.E. Rinker, Sr. School of Building Construction, Gainesville, Fla.
The McWhorter School of Building Science at Auburn University
From left to right: Samuel Short, Oliver Reinwald, Rachel Nemecek (team captain) and Davis Hambrick Not pictured: Walker Lott (alternate)
Faculty advisor: Lauren Redden
Team mentor: Kyle Thomas, Thomas Roofing Co. Inc., Mobile, Ala.
From left to right: Jacob Settles (team captain), Chance Emanuels, Benjamim Maust and Caden Lansford
Faculty advisor: Dr. Souhail Elhour
Team mentor: Laurie Moore, Kreiling Roofing Co., Peoria, Ill.
The Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University
Kennesaw State University
Minnesota State University—Mankato
Ohio State University—NEW
Texas A&M University—NEW
The M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction at the University of Florida
We thank all of the Roofing Alliance and NRCA members who are serving as team mentors. Mentors serve as a resource guiding the students and faculty through the project/process, answering questions and educating the students about the different elements of the project, products, systems, etc.—to help them formulate their own proposals and on-site presentations. Mentors have one or two face-to-face meetings with the team and faculty. If possible (but not required), mentors invite the team to their offices to meet their estimators and project managers and to a job site to give them perspective of a typical workday.
We thank Keith Post and Steve Little with KPost Company, Dallas for providing the project for this year’s competition.
The teams will be bidding to install a new roof system on the Ford Center, the indoor practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys. The Ford Center is part of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters in Frisco, Texas. The teams must research the project, review the plans and specifications, and assemble a full estimate and proposal to submit a qualified bid package.
In today’s economy, building owners are striving to assemble construction teams that can produce a quality product; completed in a timely manner; at a competitive price. The general contractor awarded the construction of The Ford Center is working closely with the owner and design team to hand select the most qualified subcontractors for all critical trades. The owner/contractor have struggled to find a top tier roofing contractor on past project and with the high-profile nature of this project, they are determined to select a roofing contractor who can meet and exceed the unique demands of this project.
This is a rather large and difficult facility that will be designed, bid and built in phases. The teams will be asked initially to provide a proposal for the Multi-Use and Indoor Practice Facility. The goal is to award this package and potentially negotiate the Headquarters, Retail, and Hotel construction once design is completed. The teams must strive to find a competitive edge in their estimates to beat their competition while maintaining a reasonable margin.
For this project, the roofing subcontractor is expected to include all insulation, TPO roofing, PVC roofing, and associated sheet metal flashing assemblies. Exterior metal wall panels and all rooftop paver assemblies are to be excluded from the Roofing scope of work.
The Ford Center project will be awarded based on the total price and overall project approach for this first phase. The teams are to break out their pricing indicating the Multi-Use and Indoor Practice Facilities separately.
The teams are to submit their written proposals by Dec. 9, 2019. The judges will then review the written proposals and select up to five finalist teams that will travel to the 2020 International Roofing Expo® in Dallas where they will give oral presentations as though they were presenting to the general contractor who will be deciding which roofing contractor will be selected. The oral presentations will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at the Kay Bailey Convention Center in Dallas, Texas.
The teams will be judged on the overall quality of their written proposals, project management and organization; feasibility of construction and program schedules; accuracy/feasibility of conceptual costs; quality of safety and quality control/quality-assurance plans; supplemental materials; overall quality of their oral presentations; feasibility of project management, organization and schedule; accuracy and completeness of project costs; and answers to questions.
Awards1st place team:
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