SUNY Delhi Ranks among Top Associated Schools of Construction in Northeast Region Competition

DELHI, NY (11/17/2012)(readMedia)-- SUNY Delhi secured second place in the 23rd Annual Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 1 student competition in Morristown, N.J. November 9-10, ranking among the top construction management colleges and universities in the Northeast.

SUNY Delhi competed against six other teams in the design-build category: Roger Williams University, Rochester Institute of Technology, Norwich University, Central Connecticut State University, Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and Pennsylvania College of Technology. The ASC Region 1 student competition was conducted in three categories- design-build, commercial, and heavy-civil-in which a total of 30 teams and 180 students competed.

"In my opinion, design-build is the most rigorous category of the three presented at the ASC competition," said Jared Yando, instructor of Construction Technology and Management at SUNY Delhi. "The judges said it was extremely close in the design-build category, with Roger Williams edging us by just a few points. The judges commended our students on their professionalism and team camaraderie."

Delhi construction management majors James Erwin of East Branch, Michael Hull of Sherburne, Eric Murray of Skaneateles, Tyler Warren of New Windsor, Bret Weller of Adams, and Andrew West of Windsor comprised the Delhi design-build team.

Students were given 15 hours to draft a written bid proposal for a real project being built by the firm sponsoring the contest, Gilbane Building Company. They designed, estimated, scheduled and developed site logistics plans, company profiles, policies, staffing plans and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) score sheets, beginning at 8 a.m. and finishing by 11 p.m. Students were then required to produce a 35 minute PowerPoint presentation by the next morning to "win the job." During the entire period of drafting the proposal, students were not permitted to use the Internet and were not able to consult with faculty. Representatives from Gilbane served as judges for the competition.

SUNY Delhi's Construction Management: Design and Building programs have an advantage over other programs of their type by offering a unique blend of architecture, liberal arts, mathematics, science, construction management and business management courses. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Technology degree and benefit from Delhi's industry partnerships. These partnerships allow Delhi students to put their practical knowledge to work through extensive internship opportunities, many of which have led to employment for Delhi construction majors.

Delhi Construction Management graduates are qualified to proceed directly to employment as entry-level field superintendents, project managers, estimators, project engineers, field engineers, schedulers/expeditors, and field inspectors, or they may start their own construction business. They may also pursue a Master's in Construction Management, MBA or a graduate-level degree in another field. Delhi has a 100 percent placement rate for Construction Management graduates.

Students who graduate from the following A.A.S. degree programs at Delhi can pursue the college's Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management: Carpentry, Electrical Construction and Instrumentation, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Integrated Energy Systems and Welding Technology.

SUNY Delhi has a long-standing reputation as a premier instructional program for all aspects of building construction technology and related areas, offering the first construction curriculum in the U.S. beginning in 1933. Faculty members are experienced professionals with first-hand knowledge of the construction industry. The college also offers a Construction Technology Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) program, which is nationally accredited by the American Council for Construction Education.

For more information about SUNY Delhi's Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management: Design and Building, contact Enrollment Services at 1-800-96-DELHI or visit