UMaine Construction Industry Day 2024

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Last Tuesday, PC Construction participated in the University of Maine Construction Industry Day event held at the United Technologies Center in Bangor, Maine. This marks the eighth year that PC has participated in this engineering competition with students from UMaine’s civil and construction programs. Joining me (UMaine ’15) for the day was PC Senior Project Manager Mark Donovan, Senior Project Engineer Dave Manz (UMaine ‘07), and Office Engineer Josh Mora (UMaine ‘23).

PC, along with two other New England CM firms, were assigned multiple student-led teams. They were each issued an RFP for a recently completed real-world project. The teams evaluated the RFP and submitted a formal proposal to PC meeting all requirements, including a cover letter, bid form, resumes, schedule and safety plan. Upon submitting their final proposals and video presentations, the teams then presented a bid pitch, which was ultimately scored and awarded by the PC team.

This competition introduces students to actual construction practices and provides hands-on exposure to the teamwork required to produce and present accurate proposals that meet an owner’s goals. For PC, we love the engagement with up-and-coming industry professionals and the opportunity to educate students on upcoming internship opportunities. The event really provides an all-around great experience for both the students and PC team members.

This year, PC had the honor of awarding ‘Ted Construction’ the winning trophy for their hard work and first place finish. On behalf of PC, congratulations to all students who took part in this year’s Construction Industry Day competition!