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Accepting Applications - NewB Competition Team

Dec. 10, 2015

Thank you for taking interest in the OSU CSM Competition Team.  This will be the third year Ohio State will compete in this University of Cincinnati “NewB Competition.”  To provide you with a better understanding of what the competition entails, we have included the project overview.     

General Note

We are soliciting applications for the open positions available to CSM students.  The team(s) (4 members per team, up to 3 teams), will travel to Cincinnati, OH and represent the Construction Systems Management program at The Ohio State University.  The three tracks are: Commercial; Heavy Civil; and Health Care Renovation.  

Competition Summary

Each year, the NewB Competition is centered on a real-life construction project and judged by a panel of industry professionals.  They include Owners, Developers, Construction Managers, and Contractors. The teams will be given the “project” (around Jan. 11, 2016) and will be expected to create an estimate, project management plan, and safety plan.  On Friday, February 19, 2016, the team(s) will also be required to present their findings to a team of judges.  This year’s Feb. 19th schedule is as follows:

  • 8:00am - 11:30am:           Teams arrive and check-in half an hour before their presentation time.Teams present.
  • 11:30am – 12 Noon:         Competition debriefing from judges
  • 12 Noon - 1:00pm:            Lunch (provided)
  • 1:00pm – 3:30pm:            Construction Connections “speed-networking” event
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm:             Awards/Closing
  • 4:00pm - 5:00pm:             Judges’ Reception

*Exact times subject to change

Team Expectations

The team will be engaged in preparation (approximately 10-15 hours per week) prior to the trip to Cincinnati. Team participants are expected to represent The Ohio State University in a positive manner.

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please direct them to the team advisors: Jeff Suchy ( or  Mac Ware (

Instructions to potential NewB CSM Competition Team Candidates:

Please answer ALL questions on the application honestly and to the best of your abilities. 

Your responses will only be reviewed by competition advisors and team leaders. 

Deadline: Please complete the online application and upload your resume by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. 

2016 OSU NewB Competition Application