NAHB Student Competition

The annual NAHB Student Competition, formally the Residential Construction Management Competition, is one of the highlights of the International Builders' Show. 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. During the convention, students defend their proposals to the judges in front of an audience.

Registration is now closed!

2018 Student Competition Team List

2018 Student Competition Presentation Schedule (Updated Nov. 17) Note: Timeslots are not final yet.


Four-Year Programs

Associate Programs

Secondary Programs

Important Dates and Deadlines:*

Sept. 5, 2017 2018 NAHB Student Competition project is posted
Oct. 13, 2017 Deadline: Competition registration closes
Oct. 27, 2017 Deadline: Most NAHB Student Award Applications (see below for more information)
Oct. 31, 2017 Deadline: NHE IBS Travel Scholarship Application
Dec. 1, 2017 Deadline: Outstanding Student Chapter Award
Dec. 8, 2017 Deadline: Associate & Secondary Projects Due
Dec. 14, 2017 Deadline: Four-Year Proposals Due
Jan. 8-10, 2018 Students make presentations at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Orlando

*For additional deadlines, resources, and important information specific to your program’s competition, follow the links above.

Student Chapters Awards:

In addition to the awards given to the Student Competition winners, student chapters and members are honored every year during a ceremony at the International Builders’ Show. Check out the opportunities to be recognized and apply by Oct.27:


The 2017 1st Place Teams at the International Builders' Show: From top, Kennesaw State University, Brigham Young University-Idaho and York County School of Technology.