RIT Civil Engineering Technology Students Capture First Place in Regional Contest

For the second time in four years, a team of Rochester Institute of Technology civil engineering technology majors earned first place in the heavy-highway division of the annual Associated Schools of Construction regional competition held recently in Fairfield, N.J.

Students were challenged with estimating costs associated with constructing a new ventilation shaft over an existing New York City subway line. Guidelines stipulated that there should be no interruption of subway traffic or automobile traffic on the streets of lower Manhattan during construction.

For earning first place, the RIT Project Management Competition Team—Amanda Ashline, Ying Chen, Miguel Gonzalez, Derrick Hale, Jeremy Hills and Dan Morphy—earned $2,000 and advances to the annual Associated Schools of Construction/Associated General Contractors of America National Student Competition and convention, March 19-22, in Palm Springs, Calif.

Todd Dunn, RIT associate professor of civil engineering technology, is the team’s advisor.

More than 100 students representing 20 teams from 11 colleges participated in three divisional competitions.