NAHB Student Competition: Four-Year Programs - Custom Home

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

Zach Riley
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(202) 266-8941

For 2022, the NAHB Student Competition introduced 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. Teams identified 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 2022 NAHB Student Competition for four-year programs was conducted under a hybrid model, with teams having the option to present live in person at the 2022 International Builders’ Show in Orlando Feb. 7-8, 2022, or virtually via Zoom on the same dates.

2022 Competition Problem Description

Rules and Guidelines

Competition Judges’ Bios

2022 Custom Home Builder Competition Winners

First Place: California Polytechnic State University – San Louis Obispo

Second Place: Brigham Young University – Provo

Third Place: Purdue University

2022 Competition Timeline

  • Sept. 7, 2021 – Competition Problem Posted
  • Oct. 13, 2021 – IBS Travel Scholarship Application Opens
  • Oct. 22, 2021 – Registration Due ($400)
  • Nov. 11, 2021 – Project Problem Q&A Webinar, 3:30 p.m. ET via Zoom
  • Nov. 12, 2021 – IBS Travel Scholarship Application Closes
  • Nov. 21, 2021 – Team Member List Due
  • Dec. 5, 2021 – Last Day to Withdraw from Competition
  • Dec. 19, 2021 Projects Due
  • Feb. 7-9, 2022 – Presentations Dates
  • Feb. 9, 2022 – Judges’ Debriefing

Resources for Competitors

Entry Requirements

$400 entry fee for four-year programs.

2022 Project Sponsored By:

Indiana Builders Association
Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis
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