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2022 Off-site Construction Student Design Competition

The second annual Off-site Construction Student Design Competition will showcase student design innovation in modular, prefabricated, panelized, and other types of off-site construction. The competition is presented by the University of New Brunswick’s Off-Site Construction Research Centre (OCRC), a research group dedicated to optimizing alternate solutions to on-site construction.

The student design competition is presented in partnership with OSCO Construction Group. OSCO is a collection of 10 companies operating in concrete, steel, and construction. They serve markets throughout Canada, the Eastern U.S. and the Caribbean.

Competition timeline

Register by Friday, April 29, 2022 (11:59 PM EST) *Late registrants will not be considered

Submission: Sunday, June 19, 2022 (11:59 p.m. EST)

Winners announced: Thursday, July 14, 2022

Register now

Awards

First prize $1,000/team: Project featured on OCRC websites & social media. Invitation for one student to present at Transforming Construction with Reality Capture Technologies (August 23 – 25, 2022) with free admission to the conference and transportation expenses paid.

Second prize $750/team: Project featured on OCRC websites & social media. Invitation for one student to present at Transforming Construction with Reality Capture Technologies (August 23 – 25, 2022) with free admission to the conference and transportation expenses paid.

Third prize $250/team: Project featured on OCRC websites & social media. Invitation for one student to present at Transforming Construction with Reality Capture Technologies (August 23 – 25, 2022) with free admission to the conference and transportation expenses paid.

Judges

Multi Unit Client Solutions Specialist, CMHC

Dominic Aubé

Dominic Aubé has been an employee of the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation since July 2019. He began his career with the Province of New Brunswick as Supervisor and Provincial Manager for the Housing and Homelessness Division within the Department of Social Development.

With more than 15 years of experience in the housing sector, in the field at the provincial level as well as with CMHC, Dominic has a vast knowledge of housing. His in-depth knowledge of the daily realities of clients serves as a benchmark for advising clients and developers in the development of their projects.


Associate, Entuitive

Tom Greenough

Tom has experience in both the design and analysis of commercial, institutional, residential, and industrial buildings, including several renovation projects. He has also worked with various forms of project delivery, including general tender, construction management, sequential tendering, and fast track.


National Education Manager at the Canadian Wood Council, CWC

Reed Kelterborn

Reed Kelterborn is a registered professional engineer with a background in designing complex residential and commercial wood structures while working at Blackwell, a Toronto based structural engineering firm.

As a Technical Advisor for FII China, a crown agency of BC, he supported the growth of the wood construction market in China by working with local design professionals to educate and promote the benefits of building with wood. He also has experience in technical sales of engineered wood products while working for MetsäWood, the largest forest products company in Finland.

He is currently the National Education Manager for the Canadian Wood Council, leading the effort to expand wood education in Canadian colleges and universities


Hydropower & Dams Sub-Sector Lead–Atlantic, Associate-Structural Engineer / Team Lead

Stuart Veysey

Stuart Veysey is a Structural Engineer and Team Lead in the Stantec Fredericton office, with over 10 years of experience in the assessment, design, and delivery of projects in several sectors, with focus on heavy industrial process and power generation. Most recently, he also took on the role of Sub-Sector Lead for Hydropower & Dams for Atlantic Canada. Stuart graduated from UNB’s Bachelor’s and Master’s programs in 2010 and 2015 respectively, and participated in research related to reinforced concrete behaviour and design.


President of Iron Maple Constructors, Iron Maple Constructors

Durck deWinter

Durck is the president and a co-founder of Iron Maple Constructors, a general contractor that was founded by four leaders in the construction industry who have over 100 years of combined experience. Iron Maple has offices in both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and operate with a mandate and objective to keep construction simple for their clients.

Durck advocates staying at the forefront of technology and bridging the gap between old-school culture and the new tech-driven one. He is an industry leader in design-build, public-private partnerships, modular and construction management projects. Previously a senior vice president for a nationally ranked contractor, Durck oversaw all operations and strategic development for the Atlantic and Manitoba regions. With over 30 years of construction experience, he brings an honest and energetic approach to every project.

Durck resides in Sussex, NB and enjoys staying active and cottage life with his wife and four daughters.



Previous winners

First Prize: The Impetus (Nelson, British Columbia)
Jesse Martyn (University of British Columbia) | Watch the video

Second Prize: Peace Garden Village (Edmonton, Alberta)
Wes Schofield (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), Ju Huang (Carleton University), Elizabeth Maciborsky (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology), Riley Tenove (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology) | Watch the video

Third Prize: Iqaluit Community, Housing (Iqaluit, Nunavut)
Yakine Zerrad (Carleton University), Saman Soltani (Carleton University) | Watch the video

Honourable Mention: New Outremont (Montréal, Québec)
Alexandra Gagnon-Roy (Université de Montréal), Parisa Kashaniamin (Université de Montréal)

Honourable Mention: Decastelneau Street Affordable Housing (Montréal, Québec)
Meili Pradel-Tessier (Université de Montréal), Benjamin Gutzeit (Université de Montréal)

Honourable Mention: Bank Street Corridor (Ottawa, Ontario)
Ruba Salah (Algonquin College), Vahid Mesgarzadeh (Algonquin College)

Honourable Mention: Separately Together (Toronto, Ontario)
Helia Mahdavian (University of Toronto), Jennifer Nguyen (University of Toronto), Abida Rahman (University of Toronto), Megan So (University of Toronto)

Honourable Mention: Hyperloop Station (Toronto, Ontario)
John Shen (University of Toronto), Richard Schutte (University of Toronto), Xingcheng Huang (University of Toronto), Jose Ricardo Maldonado Moscoso (University of Toronto) | Watch the video

Honourable Mention: Catalogue (Edmonton, Alberta)
Jenny Chen (University of Waterloo), Lydia Xia (University of Waterloo), David Li, (University of Alberta) | Watch the video

Honourable Mention: West Don Lands Transitional Housing (Toronto, Ontario)
Novaya Politra (Carleton University), Pauline Gahunia (Carleton University), Lyric Barnik (University of Waterloo)