CSU, WSU Students Display Excellence at Construction Management Competition

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CSU, WSU Students Display Excellence at Construction Management Competition

Demonstrating leadership among their peers, two returning Swinerton interns proudly represented their respective Construction Management programs at the recent Associated Schools of Construction student competition in Reno, Nevada.

The Colorado State University Design-Build team placed second in this category for Region 6. This team was led by one of Swinerton’s current interns Zack Alves who received special recognition as a standout in the design-build competition. The Washington State University team was one of 14 teams competing in the Region 7 competition, and was led by Swinerton intern Charlotte Schmitz.

This summer’s Swinerton internship program kicks off in June, providing students with hands-on experience working on active commercial construction sites in Denver and Colorado Springs for exposure to field management and site supervision. Students spend several weeks on construction sites, working side-by-side with experienced superintendents on well-defined tasks and learning objectives involving site layout and logistics, safety, and real-time scheduling of subcontractor coordination and material deliveries.

On-site work is balanced with time spent on tasks that focus on the management and work procurement aspects of the construction industry. Through this process students engage in estimating of materials for developments not yet built and project management including communication with the project owners, architects, subcontractors, and suppliers. 

Congratulations to all students who participated in this competition. We look forward to the return of Zack and Charlotte in our program, and welcoming our new summer interns. We’ll see you soon!