Friday, February 12, 2016
Today is presentation day. Each of the teams will be presenting to their category's industry sponsor (these are construction companies). Looks like we will be busy this morning!
Heavy Civil presents at 7:00am
Concrete Solutions presents at 7:00am
LEED presents at 9:20am
Mixed Use presents at 9:30am
Design Build presents at 11:00am
Good luck to all the teams!!
Not much to post for Thursday even though it's the big competition day for our teams. They each picked up their problem from their category sponsor early in the morning and spent the day creating an estimate, schedule, safety plan, and any other requirements for their problem. We are not allowed to communicate with them until after their presentation today (Friday), so not much to say regarding how they did.... Hopefully they all had good days and got their problems turned in on time last night! Overnight they've been preparing their presentations to turn in this morning. We're currently waiting on presentation times for each team.
While the teams were busy yesterday, the faculty were attending presentations from industry on leadership and new technologies, as well as having round table discussions on different topics related to teaching. There was a big faculty/industry dinner Thursday night and we had some raffle winners (for the first time ever for BSU). Bruce won a Galaxy tablet and Kirsten won an iPad Pro!
Thursday, February 11, 2016
A little behind on finishing up Wednesday dinner posts.... Dinner was huge as usual and the students showed us just how much they can eat! One student's plates!! And yes, they finished all of that!
David thought that if he bounced up and down a bit, he could consolidate his food and make some room for dessert too. Unfortunately, it didn't work. ☹️
All five teams were up early today to receive their problem packets from the sponsors. Then they moved back to their work rooms to craft their responses. Through out the day they will meet with the problem sponsors at schedule times to turn in RFIs and other documents. The sponsors will also travel the corridors of The Nugget to meet the teams in their "offices" to answer questions and hand out different change orders throughout the day.
|2016 LEED team|
|2016 Design Build team|
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Tonight there is a HUGE banquet with all of the students. There are 39 universities participating from 19 states and over 1300 students!
Here we are (not so) patiently waiting for them to open the doors to the banquet room for dinner.
There was a lot of hard work to get to this point, but we made it to Reno. It was a very early start this morning, but everyone seems to be pretty well rested after the long bus trip.
The afternoon was spent getting the team rooms setup and ready for the competition tomorrow. Here are some in-progress photos of a few teams.