TEAM 1 // WEEK 3

Buildings Under Construction, Process…



What: Construction Management Presentation + Activities        

Where: Gilbane, 225 West Wacker Drive, Suite 2160      

When: Thursday, December 3, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Why: This week, students learned about Construction Management and what it takes to physically start a building from scratch. There are many roles in Construction Management including Estimating, Scheduling, Purchasing, Accounting, and Business Managers, etc. Refer to the links below for in depth information regarding the presentation. After the presentation, the Coke Can activity put all of these construction processes in action. Students made creations that could hold a full coke can. Aesthetics, Strength, Time, and Money were all important components. And that last minute change order probably took some by surprise. We think this awesome activity helps to demonstrate a small version of a real-world scenario. No doubt, students got a glimpse of half an hour in a construction manager’s shoes!


Important Files:

 ACE Construction Management Presentation

Coke Can Activity Instructions

Please Fill out this form for the construction site visit before Thursday, December 10:

General Release for Visitors – Minor

Blog Quiz: What construction method / materials most interest you? Describe a situation where you made or built something. It could be a small craft project (unrelated to ACE).

*Note: Answer this question by Thursday to possibly receive a prize. Email your answer to with “ACE Week 3 Blog Response” as the subject. We would love to hear your thoughts on construction and materials. It can be brief, and do not be afraid to speak up!!

Next Meeting Where: Sargent & Lundy, 55 East Monroe Street, Floor 35     

Next Meeting When:  Thursday, December 10, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

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