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ISU AGC participates in Appalachian Service Project’s Race to Build

A total of 14 construction engineering students from Iowa State University’s (ISU) Associated General Contractors student chapter participated in the 2019 Appalachian Service Project (ASP) Race to Build. This competition was held in Johnson City, Tennessee, at the Bristol Motor Speedway on April 5- 7. The goal of this annual competition is for students to build a home for local veterans under a 20-hour time restriction. Iowa State competed against the University of Nebraska and East Tennessee State University.

Iowa State students in Johnson City, Tennessee.

After two years of bringing home the gold, ISU AGC received second place for the construction of an 864 square foot exterior. The University of Nebraska pulled through with a shorter time and a higher score to receive first place. ASP representatives recognized ISU students for their commitment and dedication to work in high-pressure situations. Though ASP awarded the group a $2,500 scholarship, ISU AGC members decided to donate the winnings back to ASP to help the organization continue its service.

Houses constructed by college students for the Race To Build.
Exterior of competition house for local veterans.