YSU students take part in HBA contest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Engineering students at Youngstown State University took part in a competition that will get them ready for a career in construction.

The students were assigned teams and given a project by the Home Builders Association. They had six weeks to go over the specifications and then prepare a bid for the project.

The bids included material and labor costs as well as how long the project will take to complete. The competition gives the students a real life experience in testing their estimating skills.

“This is actual hands on. That is taking an actual project that was built,” said Dan Fry with the Home Builders Assocation. “They have the actual drawings from that project, and they are able to go through the process of performing an actual bid.”

This is the sixth year for the competition. Fry said it has helped out students in the past land jobs with local contractors.

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