Montana Tech Team Competes at ASC Competition

Montana Tech sent a team of civil, mechanical, and environmental engineers to the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) student competition in Sparks, Nevada recently.

At the competition, the team was presented with a problem to take a building design and make it self-sustainable according to a Living Building Guideline. The team had limited time in one day to complete and submit the problem. They then prepared a 20-minute presentation to present to their sponsoring company the next day. The team placed third out of 12 teams in the sustainability category.

Team members were: Dalton Brookie, mechanical engineering; Matt Mullaney, mechanical engineering; James Cutler, civil engineering; Dustin Farren, civil engineering; Zach Frey, civil engineering; and Cy Williams, environmental engineering. The team is led by civil engineering assistant professor of practice Larry Hunter. The project counts as each team member’s senior design project.

“The ASC construction competition is a tremendous opportunity for the students to participate in a competition that is typical of the work they will see as engineers,” noted Hunter. “The competition focuses on teamwork, ability to function in a high-stress environment and communication skills communicating their design/construction concepts on current engineering practices.”

If you have any further questions, please contact Larry Hunter at 406-496-4770.

Photo: Zach Frey, Cy Williams, Dustin Farren, Dalton Brookie, Matt Mullaney and James Cutler