The Construction Management School has participated in every Roofing Alliance construction management student competition since 2015. In 2020, five of the universities’ current construction management students formed a roofing competition team that became one of five finalist teams in the 2020-21 competition. The UF team traveled to the International Roofing Expo held in Dallas in February, to present their proposal to a panel of roofing industry judges. A two-time winner in the Roofing Alliance student competition, the current team prepared a bid, plan and presented their proposal as if they were presenting to the general contractor for the project.
The Roofing Alliance competition tests students’ roofing knowledge, project management skills and presentation abilities. This year, the teams were required to submit a qualified bid package for a new roof system on the Ford Center, which serves as the indoor practice facility for the Dallas Cowboys football team. “The teams researched the project, reviewed the plans and specifications and assembled a full estimate and qualified package proposal that was submitted to a board of Roofing Alliance judges,” according to Kyle Thomas, Vice President of the Roofing Alliance and current chair of the student competition. Read More.