NAHB Student Competition Paves Way for Builders of Tomorrow

Contacts: Sarah Weber
(202) 266-8654

Jontice Small
(202) 266-8941

One of the highlights every year at the NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) is the Student Competition, joining today's industry experts with some of the future's brightest builders. Open to all IBS attendees from Jan. 30-Feb. 1, this competition allows students from across the country to showcase how construction management skills learned in the classroom apply in the real world.

NAHB student chapters compete in four programs — Four-Year Production Home Builder, Four-Year Custom/Small Home Builder, Associate and Secondary — based on education level and project type. Each proposal presented at IBS was completed by students over the previous year and will be evaluated in front of a panel of judges comprised of company executives. The judging criteria include quality of the written proposal, construction schedule and market analysis.

And the competition isn't just a unique opportunity for aspiring young builders to present their developing skills. The three-day event also offers ample networking opportunities, where business owners and students can connect and discuss emerging trends and future work opportunities. HBA staff can also network with each other or other builders to discuss best practices for running local student chapters and maintaining long-term success.

NAHB will announce the winners of each program category during an awards ceremony on Feb. 1, from 3:30-5 p.m. in the South Hall, rooms 221-223, in the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition to the student competition winners, awards will be presented for outstanding student chapter, outstanding educator and outstanding industry advisory board member.

The competition will be held in the South Hall, rooms 219-221. Please note: Doors will remain closed for the duration of each presentation. Attendees will need to wait until intermission between presentations to enter and/or exit the room.

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