The Juneau-Douglas High School Student Chapter of the Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association recently earned first place in the 2009 Residential Construction Competion held Jan. 20 in Las Vegas. Students completed a thorough collection of working drawings, a detailed materials and labor cost list and a construction schedule to build a 3,100 square foot house in San Antonio, Texas. They completed this preliminary work prior to traveling to the competition, where they gave a presentation defending their solution to a panel of judges. Their first-place finish earned $1,200 for their chapter, as well as noise-cancelling headphones, plaques and construction calculators valued at $100 for each student. The students and their teacher and coach, Craig Mapes, thank the Southeast Alaska Building Industry Association for their financial support, as well as Robin Gilcrist, with the University of Alaska Southeast; Chris Gilberto, with North Pacific Erectors; and Kelly Flynn, with Juneau Truss, for all their help. Shown in the foreground pictured from left, are: Mapes, Joseph Funk, Willliam Strehler, Linzie Norman and Katie Busch. Not pictured is member Joseph Croteau.
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