Wayne State University, Detroit, took home first place in the 2021 ELECTRI International/NECA Electrical Contracting Innovation Challenge (ECIC). Second place went to Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, and in third place was the University of Toronto. There were 17 teams that signed up for the challenge, and nine turned in final projects.
Formerly known as the Green Energy Challenge, the ECIC enabled student chapters to problem solve and think creatively. The ECIC also provided new rules for students this year, with all teams working on a new residence hall project, instead of finding their own projects, and attending 15 classes on building information modeling (BIM) and estimating. These courses are not commonly offered in a college curriculum.
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