The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) not only brings the industry together for the world's largest light construction show, it also showcases the next generation of leaders as high school and college students compete in the annual NAHB Student Competition.
For three days during IBS, 63 student groups had the opportunity to demonstrate the creative ways they applied classroom material to real-world home building situations. Each group presented a proposal to a group of construction executives who served as judges. Scoring reflected accurate market analysis, clear construction management planning, professional oral and written presentation and more.
Teams compete based on their schools' construction and construction management degree options. The four-year programs have the option to compete in production home or custom/small builder categories while high school programs compete in architecture or construction management tracks.
The following winners were announced during the Student Chapter Awards Ceremony at IBS 2023:
First Place: University of North Florida
Second Place: Texas A&M University
Third Place: Tuskegee University
Fourth Place: University of Florida
Fifth Place: University of Cincinnati
Rookie of the Year: Collin College
First Place: Louisiana State University
Second Place: Utah Valley University
Third Place: California Polytechnic State University
Rookie of the Year: Illinois State University
First Place: Kirkwood Community College
Second Place: North Dakota State College of Science
Third Place: Santa Fe College
First Place: Shadow Ridge High School
Second Place: Gadsden High School*
Third Place: York County School of Technology
First Place: Bartow High School*
Second Place: York County School of Technology
Third Place: Shelby County High School
To get involved and learn more about the NAHB Student Competition, visit nahb.org.
* First-time presenters at the NAHB Student Competition