Stanford University extended its winning streak by taking 1st place in the Integrated Project Delivery category at this year’s ASC competition held in Sparks, Nevada! Stanford sent two teams to compete in the highly capable 13-team field from across the country. Stanford Team 2 was officially selected as the winning team; however, this was a collective victory for all participating members who trained together over the month leading up to the competition.
Every member participated in over 15 hours of training on topics including contract structure, scheduling, estimating, and other essential project and construction management skills. Over an 18-hour period (beginning at 6 AM), both teams prepared proposals consisting of solutions to a set of issues relating to Clark Construction’s recent San Francisco Park Tower project. After submitting their proposals, the teams displayed a unified front of collective knowledge through the owner’s meetings (oral questioning). During this questioning, the competition judges did everything to test team members on their knowledge and understanding of the project. The whole competition was an unparalleled learning experience for the student teams—even with the lack of sleep!
None of the teams’ successes would have been possible without incredible dedication and coaching from alumni Darryl Goodson, Peter Worhunsky, and Jane Lin. Both teams are also grateful for the support of faculty members Mike Lepech and Brian Sedar, and of the SDC program as a whole. Go Stanford!