Industry Partners

How can companies and industry organizations get involved with ASC Region 4?

There are multiple avenues for becoming an active supporter of ASC Region 4 activities.  These include becoming a competition division problem sponsor, hosting a signature event at our annual competition, or attending our career fair and leadership breakfast.  More information on each of these partnerships can be found below.

ASC Region 4 Leadership Breakfast & Career Fair

The ASC Region 4 Construction Management Competition is open to all companies and employers wishing interact with college students from the “Best of the Midwest“.  Registered companies will have the opportunity to:

  • Observe the students present their solutions on Friday starting at 3:00 PM at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center
  • Set-up a display at the Leadership Breakfast and talk with more than 200 students from seven different states
  • Have your voice known by visiting with university faculty
  • Come a day early and watch the students in action as they present their solutions to a panel of judges
  • Play a round of golf. The Lied Lodge and Conference Center has an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer

For more information, please contact Jongchul Song using the information below.

Dr. Jonchul Song
Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
phone:
email:

Leadership Breakfast Sponsorship Information & Registration

To register, please complete this 2018 REGISTRATION FORM.

Career Fair Attendee ($500)

  • Logo placement on event program
  • Website listing
  • Access to student solution presentations on Friday
  • Access to Leadership Breakfast on Saturday
  • Dedicated display booth space at the Leadership Breakfast on Saturday

Signature Event Sponsor ($1500)

  • All items listed in Career Fair Attendee level, plus
  • Sole sponsorship of special event
  • Possible events include: Student Luncheon or Breakfast, Faculty
  • Luncheon, Competition Social Room, or others (contact the regional director for more information)
  • Recognition of Firm during the awards program

If paying by check, mail payment to:

Associated Schools of Construction,
PO Box 1821
Fort Collins CO 80522-1821

If paying by Credit Card, please visit the:

ASC Industry Sponsor Payment Page
Be sure to select the “North Central” Region to ensure you get
registered for the ASC Region 4 Competition

Division Problem Statement Sponsor

Guidelines for Sponsorship: Ultimately, a successful student competition depends upon the selection of an appropriate construction problem. Because of this fact, construction firms can provide a tremendous educational opportunity to the students by sponsoring the selection of the regional competition problem.

There are currently five competition divisions for the Region 4 Student Construction Management Competition (Commercial {two}, Heavy Civil, Design-Build, and Specialty Contracting). Each division has a single primary sponsor for each year, but secondary sponsors may take part in rotation system depending on the arrangement of each division.

The responsibilities of major sponsorship are as follows:

  • Sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to outline major responsibilities and deliverables for each year. A generic copy of the MOU can be found here.
  • The size of the project should be between $5 and $10 million dollars. This range usually provides a challenge to a team consisting of 6 students and 1 coach. It should be noted, however, that the scope of the problem will dictate the size of the project used. See the problem sets for the management competition. This page contains rules and scoring guides for each of the five divisions.
  • Usually, design development drawings are better than working drawings, although both types have been used very successfully. It is anticipated that the sponsor would provide one set (electronic and/or paper) of plans and one set (electronic and/or paper) of specifications for each team.
  • Typically, the sponsor provides a project their firm has worked on or completed. It stands to reason that the major sponsor is then in a unique position to provide the most knowledgeable judges for the student presentations. Additionally, the judges are in a position, after the competition, to provide detailed information about their experience, special problems, solutions, and other interesting facts which greatly increases the students’ knowledge. A panel of four (4) judges from the major sponsoring company and one (1) each from the two co-sponsors is considered optimal (total of 6).
  • In order to insure that each competing team has the same perspective of the problem, it is recommended (but not required) that a project is selected from outside the region. The region generally consists of the following states: South Dakota, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, and Missouri.
  • The major sponsor has the responsibility to announce their 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners at the awards ceremony for their respective division.
  • Other responsibilities are outlined in the MOU.

The responsibilities of secondary sponsors are as follows:

  • Coordinate efforts with the primary sponsor to review problem statement and judging critique sheets.
  • Aid in judging and placing deliberations. Compile results and rank the entire division.
  • Provide written judging evaluations/suggestions and ranking for all competition teams in your division.
  • Other responsibilities are outlined in the MOU.

For inquires about becoming a problem statement sponsor, please contact the ASC Region 4 Director.