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TU Dublin Teams Compete in ASC International Design Build Competition

Posted: 7 March, 2019

Two multi-disciplinary teams with students from TU Dublin, Oklahoma University International (OU) and Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) recently competed in the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 5 Design Build competition.

The TU Dublin/MSOE team came second in the competition, which was hosted by the University of Texas in Dallas. 

The international teams consisted of six TU Dublin representatives – Construction Management students, John Mullen and Colm Keenan, and Architecture student Georgia Ryan worked with colleagues from Oklahoma – Construction Science Students Drew Coker and Brady Smith and Architecture Students Adam Bannister. On the other team, Construction Management students Conor Merriman and Rob Twomey and Architecture student Ciara Phelan worked with Construction Management Students Zach Gaatz and Matt Blain and Architectural Engineering student Mike Osep from Milwaukee.

The format of the competition is extremely challenging.  Teams were given a Request for Proposal (RFP) to design a project, estimate the cost, schedule the construction process and provide a management plan.  Both teams got 16 hours to complete the challenge during which they were sequestered on campus in Oklahoma University and Milwaukee School of Engineering without access to advisers. Following the ‘lockdown’, the students travelled to the University of Texas where they submitted their designs and got ready for a presentation to a panel of industry judges.

Commenting on the students’ success, Dr Mark Mulville, Head of Construction Management at TU Dublin – City Campus said. “Upon graduation, construction management and architecture students must understand how a multi-disciplinary team operates in a global context. This competition gives TU Dublin students a chance to interact with colleagues from different backgrounds and cultures preparing them for work with global construction and design firms. All of our students responded well to the intense nature of this competition, and we are delighted that their success this year means we will be invited to compete again next year.” 

TU Dublin and Milwaukee School of Engineering celebrate winning second place at the ASC International Design Build Competition

TU Dublin and Oklahoma University International Students