Thursday morning between 6-7 am teams meet with their problem sponsors to receive their problems and instructions for the day
The Design-Build team led by Joey Paul (center) receive proposal documents and instructions from McCarthy Construction. The problem is to develop a design, site layout, and construction documents for an administration building which includes various services for an existing prison in California.
They have been preparing since early september with industry coaches Chuck Graves (McAlvain), Bob Prior (URS), and Larry Dresser (MK-retired).
They are much more excited than they look! Coffee is just kicking in.
Here's the Mixed-Use team after receiving their problem statement from Layton Construction. Brady Lasher carries the plans and team captain Kris Moncada gives the 'we're #1 sign"
Each team has an alternate who prepares with the team to fill if one of the team members cannot make the trip. There is also an Alternate problem that is sponsored by Rudolph and Sletton for all the alternates from the various Universities.
Seen here with his BSU hat and strong coffee is Cody Allison with altnerates from various universities beginning to work on their problem. The alternate problem is unique in that you don't know your team until early thursday morning.
Kirk Paul in the team room rolling along on the mixed use problem
Teams set up their hotel room as a company office. Here are members of the mixed use team working on their problem