Student Competition

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Contacts: Sarah Weber
sweber@nahb.org
(202) 266-8654

Zach Riley
zriley@nahb.org
(202) 266-8941

The annual NAHB Student Competition is one of the highlights of the International Builders’ Show (IBS). The competition gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management project/proposal. Proposals are submitted to a group of construction company executives who act as judges.

Due to ongoing school travel restrictions, the 2022 NAHB Student Competition for all programs will be conducted under a hybrid model, with teams having the option to present live in person at the 2022 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Feb. 7-9, 2022, or virtually via Zoom on the same dates.

Click on the programs below to view 2022 competition details and 2021 winners.

2022 Student Competitions

Team from University of Denver virtual presentation
The University of Denver won the 2021 virtual competition for four-year college programs.

Four-Year Programs - Production Homes

Four-Year Programs - Production Homes

The University of Denver won the 2021 virtual competition for four-year college programs.
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Screen shot of the winning team presentation
NAHB Student Chapters introduces a new competition track for four-year programs. The NAHB Custom Home Builder Student Competition exposes students to a small scale residential construction project from concept to closing.

Four-Year Programs – Custom Homes

Four-Year Programs – Custom Homes

NAHB Student Chapters introduces a new competition track for four-year programs. The NAHB Custom Home Builder Student Competition exposes students to a small scale residential construction project from concept to closing.
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Screen shot of the BYU-Idaho presentation with all team members
The team from BYU-Idaho took first place in the 2021 virtual student competition for Associate, or two-year, degree programs.

Associate Programs

Associate Programs

The team from BYU-Idaho took first place in the 2021 virtual student competition for Associate, or two-year, degree programs.
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Screen shot of the two team members from winning team
Garret High School in Indiana took the top prize in the 2021 virtual student competition for Secondary programs in the Architecture track and the team from A.W. Beattie Career Center in Virginia won the Construction Management track.

Secondary Programs

Secondary Programs

Garret High School in Indiana took the top prize in the 2021 virtual student competition for Secondary programs in the Architecture track and the team from A.W. Beattie Career Center in Virginia won the Construction Management track.
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