OU College of Architecture Draws Three First-Place Awards

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OU College of Architecture Draws Three First-Place Awards


Dozier, Ray, THE JOURNAL RECORD


The Construction Science Division from the University of Oklahoma's College of Architecture has received three first-place awards at the National Associated General Contractors of America Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

The division was the only program to win three of the seven possible first place honors.

The Construction Science Division's construction management team won first place in the National Associated Schools of Construction/ Associated General Contractors of America Student Competition -- Commercial category. The team competed against six other regional champion teams from across the United States.

According to the judges, the decision was unanimous and "the team from the University of Oklahoma was outstanding."

Each team was given 16 hours to complete an estimate, schedule, management plan and a complete proposal package for an ice skating rink in Lewisville, Texas. Teams were then given eight hours to develop presentation materials and to work on their oral presentations. On the third day, each team presented to a panel of judges that included the actual project's construction team, architect and owner's representative. Centex Construction sponsored this year's national competition. Each team member received a plaque, a watch and an all-expenses paid trip to the National AGC Convention in Nashville. The Construction Science Division will receive a check for $3,000 and a trophy.

Team members included Crystal Conner, Kyle Smith, Kyle Nelson, Jerrod Carpenter, Michael Barnes and George Knuckles. Associate professor Richard Ryan was the team coach.

The second award was in the chapter activities category. This honor recognized efforts in bringing speakers to address the club, participation in the Junior Achievement program, construction of a playhouse for the Traveler's Aid Society, a home football game hamburger stand, and various social activities. The Construction Student's Association received a check for $1,000 and a plaque.

Thomas Fine, a student in the Construction Science Division, was presented a first-place award in the James L. Allhands Essay contest. Fine's essay was chosen from among 27 essays by students from around the country. The title for this year's essay contest was "How Should the Industry Prepare for and Respond to the Demands of a Rapidly Growing Population for Increased Facilities and Construction Services, While Continuing to Enhance the Quality of Life for All Americans?" Fine was awarded a $1,000 prize, a plaque and an all expense paid trip to the National AGC Convention in Nashville.

"The Construction Science Division continues to garner national recognition for student and faculty achievements," said Bob Fillpot, dean of OU's College of Architecture. "The entire College of Architecture congratulates the Construction Science students and faculty on their accomplishments. Their achievements exhibit a true spirit of excellence."

"It is good to know that our Construction Services Division not only competed against the nation's best, but also took home more awards than any other university represented," said OU President David Boren. "The university is proud to have such outstanding faculty and students, who are leaders in the field of construction science."

Continuing education online

Oklahoma City Community College is offering on-line continuing education classes for Oklahoma real estate agents. Continuing Real Estate On-Line Education, or CREOLE, is sponsored by the two-year colleges of Oklahoma and is offered through the On-Line College of Oklahoma.

The program offers Oklahoma real estate agents the flexibility of completing their continuing education units over the Internet at their own pace. Classes offered are designed in conjunction with and approved by the Oklahoma Real Estate Commission.

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