NAHB Student Competition: Four-Year Programs - Custom/Small Build

Student Chapters
Contacts: Sarah Weber
Senior Director, Workforce Development & Student Chapters
(202) 266-8654

Jontice Small
Program Manager, Student Chapters
(202) 266-8941

The NAHB Custom/Small Build Student Competition exposes students to a small scale residential construction project from concept to closing. Teams identify a home building opportunity in a specific geographic area, focusing on the best opportunity for a small builder to be successful and grow their business.

The 2024 NAHB Student Competition will be held at the 2024 International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas, Feb. 26-28

2025 Competition Timeline

Aug. 23, 2024 — Project Posted
Oct. 15, 2024 — Registration Deadline
Nov. 19, 2024 — Team List Due
Dec. 3, 2024 — Last Day to Withdraw from Competition
Dec. 17, 2024 — Projects Due
Feb. 24-25, 2025 — Presentation Dates (in-person, Las Vegas)
Feb. 26, 2025 — Judges Debriefing
Feb. 26, 2025 — Award Ceremony (in-person, Las Vegas)

2024 Competition Materials

The 2024 competition problem description, rules and guidelines, and important materials are available below. NAHB encourages students to request to join the 2024 Custom/Small Build Competition Google group as a Q&A space for questions related to the competition.

2024 Competition Problem Description

Rules and Guidelines

2024 Competition Judges - bios and headshots

2024 Custom/Small Build Competition Winners

First Place: Tuskegee University (AL)

Second Place: California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo (CA)

Third Place: Louisiana State University (LA)

Rookie of the Year: Florida A&M University (FL)

Resources for Competitors

Entry Requirements

$400 entry fee for four-year programs.

2024 Project Sponsored By:

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