Student Competition

The Roofing Alliance, celebrating 25 years as the foundation of the National Roofing Contractors Association, has proudly announced the seven schools that will be participating in the 2021-22 Construction Management Student Competition. A maximum of five finalist teams will be announced in early January 2022. These finalist teams will complete the final leg of the competition which is the oral presentations scheduled for Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at the 2022 International Roofing Expo® (IRE) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The schools that will be participating in this eighth annual event are: Bradley University, Adriana Diaz, Adam Sienkiewicz, Nicholas Williams, Victoria Urbanczyk, faculty advisor Dr. Souhail Elhour, and team mentor Doug Duncan of Nations Roof; California Polytechnic University, Chance Giessinger, Nathan Horst, Claire Peters, Nick Reeves, Steven Zheng, faculty advisor Dr. Jeong Woo, and team mentor Rudy Gutierrez of Shell Roofing Solutions; Clemson University, Jackson Davis, Declan Fay, James Goodwin, Tristan Moseley, Allie Stark, faculty advisor Dr. Dhaval Gajjar, and team mentor Will Fort of Bone Dry Roofing; Colorado State University Department of Construction Management, Kendall Carter, Dylan Smithwick, Mackenzie Voshage, Jack Wathen, faculty advisor Nick Rubino, and team mentor Kent Nelson of Front Range Roofing Systems LLC; Minnesota State University Mankato Department of Construction Management, Zach Ayers, Andrew McGinnis, Kyle Mickelsen, Brianna Peterson, Brock Reese, faculty advisor Brian Wasserman, and team mentor David Endres of Schwickert’s Tecta America® of Mankato LLC; Texas A&M University, Blake Bocchino, Kyle Cahill, Kyler Hardison, Canyon Martine, Alexia Palomares, faculty advisor Larry McGinn, and team mentor Mark Standifer of King of Texas Roofing Company, LP; and University of Florida M.E. Rinker Sr. School of Building Construction, Ryan Freeman, Ansley Spofford, Avery Tyndall, John Zielinski, faculty advisor Jim Sullivan, and team mentor Rob Springer of Springer-Peterson Roofing and Sheet Metal Inc.

The Roofing Alliance construction management student competition is designed to test the students on their roofing knowledge, project management capabilities, and presentation skills. This year, the teams are tasked with submitting a qualified bid package for a reroofing roof system on the Four Points Sheraton® Hotel on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. The teams must research the project, review the plans and specifications, and assemble a full estimate and proposal to submit a qualified bid package. A maximum of five finalist teams will be selected to travel to the IRE, where they will present their proposals as if they were presenting to the general contractor for the project.