YSU Engineering Students Put to the Test

YSU build
YSU build

Engineering students at Youngstown State University got a chance Friday to put a bid together on a commercial construction project.

Three teams of students have spent the past several weeks working with mentors from the local Builders Association and now they have a chance to put some of what they learned to work.

It’s all part of an estimating competition.  The teams had to put together estimates and final pricing for a commercial construction job. The plans were from a real project already completed.

“What’s happening and how it works in the real world. Along with gaining the knowledge of how to read the drawings, how to put specs and read specs and work them together. And what it’s going to be all about when they get out here,” said Carol Lamb, professor of civil and construction engineering technology.

The students estimations and bids will compared with the results of the real project. This is the fourth year for the competition.

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