MSUM construction management students placed second at the 2012 Construction Management Quiz Bowl held at the Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis.

The team of Darren Dell, Danny Hawkins, Dan Watkins and Myles Anderson competed against seven other teams from the University of Minnesota, North Hennepin Community College, MSU Mankato and University of Wisconsin-Stout. It was a three round, Jeopardy-style quiz bowl challenge, and the MSUM team triumphed over MSU Mankato, North Hennepin Community College and University of Minnesota-Minneapolis, placing second to Stout.

They were quizzed on everything from safety, surveying and scheduling, to estimating, contract documents and soils. Despite not prepping for the event, the team made an impressive showing.

Dell credits their performance to the construction management program’s thorough and broad education in the construction process and access to leading construction software that’s used in the industry.

“Our professors have worked in the field as project managers, bringing real life experience to the classroom, and they integrate that experience into every class,” Dell said.

“That’s why we have the best program in the area,” Anderson added.