California electrical contracting firm awards school 1st place for ASC’s Electrical Challenge
SAN JOSE, CA – Rosendin, a $2 billion electrical contracting firm based in San Jose, is proud to recognize students from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo for outstanding performance at the 2020 Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Competition Regions 6 and 7 in Sparks, Nevada.
The 33rd annual ASC competition challenged top college teams to present solutions to complex construction problems. As a sponsor of the Electrical Problem, Rosendin challenged teams to learn a software tool called SCRUM and use it to create a plan to add floors to a partially occupied 10-story medical building.
Rosendin awarded first place to the team from Cal Poly for displaying the best understanding of the project scope and costs, collective bargaining agreements, subcontractor solutions, safety protocols and how well they used SCRUM to manage daily priorities.
Students from San Diego State University took second place and Oregon State University came in third out of nine participating schools in the Electrical Problem.
“We were so impressed by all the students in this year’s Electrical Problem, but especially Cal Poly’s team which displayed the most complete understanding of the commercial and practical challenges of adding floors to an occupied medical building,” said Brandon Stephens, Rosendin Division Manager and ASC competition judge. “Every year Cal Poly sends a big group to the event because it’s a great opportunity for the students to challenge themselves, meet recruiters, and discuss internships.”
Stephens is among several Rosendin employees who competed at ASC when they were college students. The California based company also employs many Cal Poly alumni, including Ron Wilson, P.E., who was recently promoted to Vice President of Engineering.
“As a Construction Management 1986 graduate, I am so proud of everything the Cal Poly Team accomplished at this year’s ASC Competition,” said Wilson. “The university’s philosophy to “learn by doing” is critical to students’ success in the construction industry and it has definitely shaped my career.”
Cal Poly’s teams at the competition collectively brought home 9-awards, including:1st Place – Electrical Challenge, Heavy Civil Challenge, Commercial Challenge, Preconstruction Challenge, Project Management, Concrete Solutions; 2nd Place – Mixed Use Challenge, Mechanical Challenge; 3rd Place – Integrated Project Challenge.
The ASC’s 33rd annual competition attracted 1,540 top graduate and undergraduate college students and 130 faculty coaches from 53 universities. The competition features 16 construction project categories such as electrical, commercial, design-build, mixed use and sustainability.
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