An award plaque

Honolulu CC’s student chapter of the National Association of Home Builders won Rookie of the Year honors at the annual student competition. (Photo courtesy Honolulu CC)

The National Association of Home Builders Student Chapter at Honolulu Community College was recognized with the Rookie of the Year Award in the Two-Year College category of the Residential Construction Management Competition held at the 2013 NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas in January.

More than 50 teams representing universities, community colleges, high schools and career technical schools across the United States participated in the annual competition, in which students solve real-life construction management problems and present their solutions to a judging panel of residential construction industry experts.

“Our students worked hard on this project. It was difficult, it required hours of work after classes and these are only first year students in the program,” said Norman Takeya, assistant professor in the Construction Management Program at Honolulu Community College. “This was an outstanding accomplishment for our students.”

For the two-year competition, student teams submitted a full set of working drawings for a house, a detailed materials estimate, and a complete construction schedule for their specific plan. Teams also completed the basement layout and provided at least two value engineering suggestions as part of their proposals.

See the full list of award winners, including faculty and student awards.

Read the Honolulu CC news release.

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