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Deadline for RFP Submission Extended to Friday, September 30, 2022

Construction Management Association of America (CMAA)Request for Presentations (RFP)

CMAA California Rising CM Conference

The Rising Construction Management (CM) Conference will be held this year on Sunday, October 9th from 9 AM to 5:00 PM in San Diego during the CMAA National Conference, a collaboration between the CMAA San Diego, Southern California and Northern California Chapters. This conference offers our California Student Chapters the ability to network with our many CM Partners and Industry Associates throughout the state.


OVERVIEW OF COMPETITION
Students are given three options to participate and win scholarship awards by responding to competition requirements for each submission category. Students are eligible to submit in one or more categories but must attend the conference to be able to receive the award. Only California students enrolled in Architectural, Engineering or Construction (AEC) related programs are eligible to participate.
  1. Category One: Student Chapter or Club A/E/C program
  2. Category Two: ASC Teams from California institutions participating in the 2022 Reno competition
  3. Category Three: Individual students

CATEGORY ONE:

STUDENT CHAPTER OR CLUB AEC PROGRAM PROMPT

The prompt, described below, forms the basis of this competition and should be referenced when responding to this request.

Prompt:The world is in an unprecedented time. A global pandemic, an uncertain economy and a shift in the way which the workplace is viewed and how projects are being executed makes it a dynamic time to choose a college, determine a major, consider a career and enter the workforce.

The construction industry and the Construction Management profession has stood the test of time as an excellent choice for a career path due to its diverse set of specialties and opportunities for a variety of individuals of different backgrounds and interests – Construction has been classified as an essential business and provides for a strong business in an ever-changing global economy.

The competition between universities, colleges, community colleges and trade Programs has intensified in order to draw top talent and the future of the industry to their respective programs. Based on this, what special characteristics of your institution and program would attract perspective students to both attend your school and choose a major in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related degree?

How has your relationship with CMAA and other associations or professional organizations allowed for more robust opportunities to your specific student population and made your students more marketable to the industry?

What aspects of your Program set your students apart from others and make them more prepared to enter the workforce?


PRESENTATION DESCRIPTION

A team of no more than 5 individuals, 1 alternate and either a Faculty Member or CMAA Emerging Professional Coach (7-member team all from the same school). Reach out to your local CMAA Chapter to identify a CMAA Emerging Professional Coach. The presentation duration should be no more than 5 minutes to address the prompt and information listed above. Note: Winners from prior year are eligible but cannot submit the same presentation and should encourage new students to participate. The presentation must be prerecorded and if shortlisted will be presented during the CMAA California CM Conference. Teams may utilize electronic presentations, visual boards, audio/video content or verbal narratives in order to convey their response to the prompt. Creativity is highly encouraged.

The teams should address how their experiences, curriculum and extracurricular memberships and participation set their program apart, including but not limited to:

  • Ability to assemble project budgets and cost estimates.
  • Education in the analysis, update, and monitoring of project schedules.
  • Analysis of engineering and building systems.
  • Education related to on-site construction representation, observation, and reporting.
  • Understanding of sustainable design and energy efficiency requirements including such items as LEED and Zero Net Energy (ZNE)
  • Use of project management information systems to aid in the day-to-day delivery of projects.
  • Any special education in technology and other software that accelerates construction and eases management of the construction management profession.
  • Program differentiators that make your graduates unique. (location, faculty, specialty courses, partnerships, etc.)
MINIMUM SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS

Student teams that are interested in responding to this RFP shall submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest that includes the presenting team’s information including the following:
a. Institution
b. Degree Level
c. Major
d. Team Member Name (for each member)
e. Phone Number (for each member)
f.  Email (for each member)
g. Resume (for each member of the team and for each registrant from your institution)
2. Prerecorded Power Point with audio or other similar presentation pitch that:
a. Addresses the prompt (outlined above):
b. Highlights the following:
i. Special characteristics of your Institution and Program would attract perspective students to both attend your Institution and choose a major in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering, or related degree.
ii. Your relationship with CMAA and other associations or professional organizations that have made students from your Institution more marketable to the industry.
iii. Aspects of your Program that set your students apart from others and make them more prepared to enter the workforce.
iv. Address how their experiences, curriculum and extracurricular memberships and participation set their program apart.

CATEGORY TWO:

RENO COMPETITION OPTION

A team that participated in the 2022 ASC Competition held in Reno can duplicate their presentation for this competition. A team of no more than 5 individuals, 1 alternate and either a Faculty Member or CMAA Emerging Professional Coach (7-member team all from the same school). Reach out to your local CMAA Chapter to identify a CMAA Emerging Professional Coach. The presentation duration should be no more than 5 minutes. The presentation must be prerecorded and if shortlisted will be presented during the CMAA California CM Conference. Teams may utilize electronic presentations, visual boards, audio/video content or verbal narratives in order to convey their message. Creativity is highly encouraged.

MINIMUM SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS
Student teams that are interested in responding to this RFP shall submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest that includes the presenting team’s information including the following:
a. Institution
b. Degree Level
c. Major
d. Team Member Name (for each member)
e. Phone Number (for each member)
f.  Email (for each member)
g. Resume (for each member of the team and for each registrant from your institution)
2. Prerecorded Power Point or other similar presentation pitch that:
a. Addresses the Team’s ASC 2022 competition presentation

CATEGORY THREE:

MINIMUM SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR INDIVIDUALS
Students interested in responding to this RFP shall submit the following information:

1. Letter of Interest that includes your information including the following:
a. Institution
b. Degree level
c. Major
d. Name
e. Phone Number
f.  Email
g. Resume
2. Personal Statement in PDF format comprised of 750 to 1,000 words or up to a 5-minute video describing the following:
a. Goals you have for your career
b. What makes you passionate about the construction industry
c. What do you expect to learn as you enter the workforce?
d. How do you plan to push the limits of what’s possible?
e. Include any hardships or challenges you have or will need to overcome

ALL CATEGORIES ONE, TWO AND THREE:

Submissions must be received and uploaded to the registration site no later than September 30, 2022 at 5:00 PM. Follow the instructions on the registration site and note that no file size greater than 10MB will be accepted.

Submissions will be reviewed by the selection committee and ranked. Top presentations will be highlighted during the event. The selection committee will take into consideration the level of student participation from your institution in deliberations during the conference. Winners of the scholarship prizes will be announced before the end of the conference. Winners will be contacted for payment information.

ADDITIONAL CONSIDERATIONS

In addition to student presentations, school participation is also a consideration in selecting the winning team(s). Be sure to encourage students from your school to register for the event and increase your ranking even if submitting as an individual.

Presentations shall be submitted via the registration web portal (instructions will be provided as part of your registration effort).

QUESTIONS

All technical questions should be directed to Vigor Lam, CMAA California Rising CM Conference Committee Chair, vigor.lam@jacobs.com

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