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MSOE students win first place at design-build competition

October 10th, 2017

Left to right: Michelle Vanbuskirk, Trevor Symbal, Hunter Ring, Max Morache, Deanna Engelmeyer

Left to right: Michelle VanBuskirk, Trevor Symbal, Hunter Ring, Max Morache, Deanna Engelmeyer

Oct. 10, 2017 – A team of MSOE students took first place in the Central Northeast Region in the 2017 National Student Competition sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). As one of nine regional winners, MSOE will next compete at the national level during the Design-Build Conference and Expo in Philadelphia Nov. 9.

Congratulations to team members Deanna Engelmeyer, Max Morache, Hunter Ring, Trevor Symbal and Michelle VanBuskirk (team captain). They are all students in the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department. Dr. Jeong Woo, associate professor and construction management program director, is the team’s advisor.

DBIA is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build. Each year, student teams from leading design, construction and engineering universities across the country entered the DBIA National Student Competition to demonstrate design-build best practices by proposing a delivery solution to design and construct a more than 14,000-square-foot student health center on a college campus.

DBIA’s 2017 National Design-Build Student Competition Regional winners represent teams from MSOE, University of Denver, Iowa State University, University of Arizona, University of Southern California, Roger Williams University, University of Florida, University of Oklahoma, and Washington State University

Regional juries, comprised of industry veteran professionals, selected the nine regional winners for the first phase of the competition based on their Request for Qualifications (RFQ) submissions, which advance them to the second phase of the competition. In the second phase, a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released to each finalist team. From this pool of finalists, the top teams are invited to present their proposals before an expert panel during the annual Design-Build Conference and Expo. The final winners will be announced and presented awards at the conference.

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 97% placement rate; the highest ROI and average early and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc.; and is highly ranked by organizations such as U.S. News and World ReportForbesMoneyWall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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MSOE wins national design-build student competition

October 13th, 2014

2014_DBIA_Champs2_web.jpgA team of four students from Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department took first place at the 2014 National Design-Build Student Competition, sponsored by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). MSOE entered the competition to demonstrate design-build best practices by proposing a delivery solution to design and construct a $34 million, 120,000-square-foot activity and recreation facility for Beloit College in Beloit, Wis.

MSOE’s team presented its proposal before a national jury on Oct. 7 during the 2014 Design-Build Conference and Expo in Dallas, Texas. Other finalists making presentations included University of Oklahoma and University of Washington.

The winning team members, their majors and hometowns are:

  • Donald Bogle-Boesiger, architectural engineering and construction management, Bloomington, Ill.
  • Jordan Borst, architectural engineering and structural engineering, Wauwatosa, Wis.
  • Benjamin Ihlen, architectural engineering and structural engineering, Trevor, Wis.
  • Zane Witt, architectural engineering and structural engineering, Albuquerque, N.M.

Associate Professor Robert Lemke, Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department, is the team’s advisor.

“What set the Milwaukee School of Engineering team apart was their thorough dissection of the owner’s requirements to understand the owner’s vision in their written response to the RFP. During the presentation to the panel, they communicated with confidence and passion their ability to provide those design and construction services,” said jury chairman Dennis Ray Ashley, AIA, LEED AP, DBIA. “I’m so thankful and privileged to be able to participate in this RFQ/RFP competition that simulates the industry to assist in developing skills vital to their success in beginning their careers.”

Regional juries, comprised of industry veteran professionals, selected the 10 regional winners for the first phase of the competition based on their Request for Qualifications (RFQ) submissions, which advanced them to the second phase of the competition. In the second phase, a Request for Proposal (RFP) was released to each finalist team. Regional winners were California State University-Long Beach, Colorado State University, Iowa State University, MSOE, New School of Architecture & Design, Roger Williams University, University of Florida, University of Oklahoma, and University of Washington.

Composed of DBIA members, the following distinguished design and construction professionals are serving on the 2014 Design-Build Student Competition Jury: Dennis Ray Ashley, AIA, jury chair, preconstruction manager, Swinerton Builders, Denver; Greg Gidez, DBIA, AIA, LEED AP, director of preconstruction, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Greeley, Colo.; Dr. James Pocock, RA, LEED AP, professor, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.;  David Eichten, regional vice president, Charles Pankow Builders Ltd., Pasadena, Calif.; Rodney D’Spain DBIA, PE, LEED AP, regional construction manager, Burns & McDonnell, Fort Worth, Texas; Mary Anderson, senior vice president, Schnabel Engineering, Sterling, Va.; David Bloxom, DBIA, president, Speed-Fab-Crete, Fort Worth, Texas.

About DBIA

DBIA is the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build. Design-build is an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of responsibility. Owners select design-build to achieve best value while meeting schedule, cost and quality goals. Unlike other student competitions, DBIA’s design-build competition is designed to mirror best practices in design-build procurement by breaking the competition into a two-phase best value process in which the regional and national jury serves as the owner’s project team.

About MSOE

Milwaukee School of Engineering is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,700 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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MSOE advances to national DBIA student competition

May 15th, 2014

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA), the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in design-build, has announced that MSOE was one of ten regional winners of its third annual National Design-Build Student Competition. Seniors Donald Bogle, AE/CM; Jordan Borst, AE/MSST; Benjamin Ihlen, AE/MSST; and Zane Witt, AE/MSST are members of MSOE’s team, which is advised by Associate Professor Robert Lemke.

Student teams from leading design, construction and engineering universities across the country entered the competition to demonstrate design-build best practices by proposing a delivery solution to design and construct a more than 120,000-square-foot comprehensive recreation center on a college campus.

DBIA’s 2014 National Design-Build Student Competition Regional winners represent teams from California State University, Long Beach, Colorado State University, Iowa State University, MSOE, New School of Architecture & Design, Roger Williams University, University of Florida, University of Oklahoma, and University of Washington

Regional juries, comprised of industry veteran professionals, selected the 10 regional winners for the first phase of the competition based on their Request for Qualifications (RFQ) submissions, which advance them to the second phase of the competition. In the second phase, a Request for Proposals (RFP) will be released to each finalist team. From this pool of finalists, the top teams will be invited to present their proposals before an expert panel on Oct. 4 during the 2014 Design-Build Conference and Expo in Dallas, Texas. The final winners will be announced and presented awards at the Conference.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,600 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 96% placement rate; and the highest average starting and mid-career salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.

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