Construction Student Association

Students working on a construction site

The CSA hosts monthly meetings with speakers from industry, puts on a semi-annual speed-networking event for students and employers, and participates in various community service efforts such as Habitat for Humanity and Cincinnati, CANstruction. The CSA is an umbrella organization for student chapters of several construction organizations, including:

  • AGC (Associated General Contractors of America)
  • ABC (Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc.)
  • DBIA (Design-Build Institute of America)
  • NAWIC (National Organization of Women in Construction)

You can find more information about CSA activities on their Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/UC.CSA/

Construction Competition Club (CCC)

Group of students with a prize check

The Construction Competition Club is an umbrella organization for various competition teams. This organization also hosts the annual New Builders Competition, a regional construction management competition for underclassmen, coached by upperclassmen.

UC’s CM students are heavily involved in regional and national Construction Management Competitions. Each year, we compete in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Competitions (in the commercial, design/build, heavy/civil, and preconstruction divisions), the Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) Estimating Competition, and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)'s National Student Construction Management Competition.  Our students have performed exceptionally well in these competitions.  The following is a list of recent competition awards:

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)'s National Student Construction Management Competition

  • 2017 ABC National Competition - 2nd Place Overall
    2nd Place Estimating
    2nd Place Project Management & Scheduling
    2nd Place Safety
    2017 ABC Student Chapter of the Year!
  • 2015 ABC National Competition - National Champions - 1st Place Overall
    2015 ABC Student Chapter of the Year!
  • 2014 ABC National Competition
    1st Place Safety
  • 2013 ABC National Competition -  National Champion – 1st Place Overall
    3rd Place - Estimating
    3rd Place - Quality
  • 2012 ABC National Competition
    1st Place: Estimating
  • 2011 ABC National Competition -  National Champion – 1st Place Overall
    1st Place - Estimating
    1st Place - Project Management & Scheduling
    2nd Place - Safety
  • 2010 ABC National Competition – National Champion – 1st Place Overall
    1st Place - Estimating
    1st Place - Project Management & Scheduling
  • 2009 ABC National Competition – 2nd Place Overall
    1st Place - Project Management and Scheduling
    1st Place - Estimating
    2nd Place - Safety

Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Competitions – Region 3

  • 2017 ASC Region 3 Competitions
    Heavy Civil (All Women Team) – 1st Place (5th year in a row!)
    Heavy Civil (All Men Team) – 2nd Place
    Commercial Construction – 3rd Place
    Electrical Construction – 3rd Place
    Project Solutions – 2nd Place
  • 2016 ASC Region 3 Competitions
    Heavy Civil – 1st Place
    Commercial Construction – 2nd Place
    Electrical – 2nd Place
  • 2015 ASC Region 3 Competitions
    Commercial Construction – 1st Place
    Heavy Civil – 1st Place
    Electrical Construction – 3rd Place
    Pre-Construction – 3rd Place
  • 2014 ASC Region 3 Competitions
    Heavy Civil - 1st Place
  • 2013 ASC Region 3 Competitions
    Heavy Civil  – 1st Place
    Commercial Construction – 4th Place
    Pre-Construction – 2nd Place
  • 2012 ASC Region 3 Competitions
    Design-Build – 1st Place
    Commercial Construction – 2nd Place
  • 2011 ASC Region 3 Competitions
    Heavy Civil – 1st Place
    Commercial Construction - 2nd Place
  • 2010 ASC Region 3 Competitions
    Commercial Construction – 1st Place
    Heavy Civil Construction – 1st Place
    Design-Build – 2nd Place
  • 2009 ASC Region 3 Competitions
    Heavy Civil – 1st Place

Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Student Competitions – Regions 6 & 7

  • 2018 ASC Regions 6 & 7 Competitions
    Electrical Competition – 2nd Place
  • 2017 ASC Regions 6 & 7 Competitions
    Electrical Competition – 1st Place
  • 2016 ASC Regions 6 & 7 Competitions
    Electrical Competition – 2nd Place

Ohio Contractors Association (OCA) Estimating Competition

  1. 2018 – 2nd Place
  2. 2017 – 1st place
  3. 2016 – 2nd Place
  4. 2015 OCA Competition – 3rd Place
  5. 2014 OCA Competition – 2nd Place
  6. 2011 OCA Competition – 2nd Place
  7. 2010 OCA Competition – 3rd Place

New Builders Competition

  • 2018 New Builders Competition
    Heavy Civil – 2nd Place
    Residential Construction – 1st Place
    Commercial Construction – 2nd Place
  • 2017 New Builders Competition
    Heavy Civil – 1st Place
    Residential Construction – 1st Place
    Commercial Construction – 2nd Place
  • 2016 New Builders Competition
    Heavy Civil – 1st Place & 3rd Place
    Commercial Construction – 1st Place & 3rd Place
  • 2015 New Builders Competition
    Heavy Civil – 1st Place
    Commercial Construction - 3rd Place
  • 2014 New Builders Competition
    Heavy Civil – 1st Place
    Interior Fit-Out – 1st Place
    Commercial Construction – 2nd Place & 3rd Place

Other Competitions

  • 2018 – Cincinnati CANstruction Competition – People’s Choice Award
  • 2017 – R oofing Industry Alliance Student Competition – Finalist
  • 2016 – Associated General Contractors (AGC) Student Chapter of the Year
  • 2016 – Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Student Competition - Regional Champion
  • 2015 – Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Student Competition - Regional Champion
  • 2014 – Cincinnati CANstruction Competition – Juror’s Favorite Award