Pennsylvania student chapters of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) including Penn State University and Penn College of Technology were award-winners at the 2018 NAHB International Builders’ Show Student Competition on January 10, 2018, at the International Builders Show (IBS) in Orlando, FL. The Penn State NAHB Student Chapter won first place in the four-year college category entitled Residential Construction Management Competition. Penn College of Technology was awarded third place in the two-year college classification.
The annual NAHB Student Competition is one of the highlights of the International Builders' Show which gives students the opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to a real construction company by completing a management project/proposal. The competition attracted 54 teams from 34 four-year, 11 associate degree, and 9 secondary institutions from across the country this year.
Penn College’s NAHB Student Chapter is an affiliate of the West Branch Susquehanna Builders Association and the Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA). Penn State’s NAHB Student Chapter partners with the Builders Association of Central PA and PBA.