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Construction Management Students Place 2nd in Regional Competition

Contact: Nick Houtman, UMaine Dept. of Public Affairs,,

ORONO– A student team from the University of Maine Construction Management program placed 2nd in the heavy highway division of the region one construction management competition held November 11-14 in Fairfield, New Jersey.

Between 8 a.m. and midnight on the first day, the team assembled a complete written bid proposal for a real project being built by Kiewit Construction Company: replacement of deteriorated track foundations and subgrade materials under existing track at a major urban railway station. The comprehensive proposal included detailed cost analysis, schedule, labor requirements and plans to do the work itself.

After the midnight bid opening, the following day the team personally presented their proposal to Kiewit Co. representatives in a closed discussion forum.

The annual competition and job fair is organized by the Associated Schools of Construction and sponsored by regional contractors, such as Kiewit Construction, Turner Construction and Hensel-Phelps Construction.  Other firms participate in the job fair as well.

Locally, the team was sponsored by a generous donation from Eldon Morrison of CPM Constructors, Freeport, Maine.

Team members included Travis Ridky of Oakland, ME; P. Brady McGowan of York, ME; Byron Beauregard of Rangely, ME; Seth McGee, West Gardiner, ME; Robert Lightbody, Embden, ME; Gerard Bard of Greenfield, ME; and Anthony Cincotta of Waltham, MA. William Manion and Philip Dunn were the faculty advisors.

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