CSU, Chico News

CSU, Chico Student Chapter of Associated General Contractors of America Wins National Contest

Date: 11-16-2011

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs
David Shirah
Department of Construction Management

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) has named the three winners of the 2011 Outstanding Student Chapter Contest, and California State University, Chico has won third prize. CSU, Chico has been among the winners for three years in a row.

CSU, Chico’s student AGC chapter won third place and $400 for Phase II of its “Blitz Build” for the Catalyst Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence, a continuation of its 2010 first-place winning project. The student chapter sponsored the 2011 Blitz Build that produced two more transitional housing units for the shelter, bringing the total to four units built by the students.

Winners will be asked to give a presentation on their winning project at the 2012 AGC Annual Convention.

The first- and second-place winners were Iowa State University and Kansas State University, respectively.

“It is our third year in a row to receive the AGC award, which is selected not only from colleges and universities, but junior colleges as well,” said David Shirah, advisor to the CSU, Chico student chapter. “We could not be more proud of the students and their commitment to serving the community and the superb way in which they’ve accomplished such daunting projects!”

CSU, Chico received third place nationally in 2009 for helping victims of the fires in Concow by constructing 13 storage sheds, and first place in 2010 for the first phase of the Blitz Build project. In addition, Shirah received the AGC Outstanding Student Organization Advisor award for 2010-2011.