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2024 AIC Collegiate Ethics Competition: Registration Now Open

We are seeking colleges with Construction Management programs to participate in the 2024 AIC Collegiate Ethics Competition. The annual competition is an excellent opportunity to showcase your program, support students, and learn from other colleges and universities.

Registration is now open as of November 1, 2023, and registration will run through February 16, 2024. The actual competition will then run from February to April during the spring semester.

Each participating school will have the opportunity to provide their students with a forum to respond to ethical issues, collaborate with other students, learn from industry professionals, and present ethical arguments in both written and oral form.

Learn more about the most important dates to ensure your participation in this year’s competition.

Key Dates for the 2024 AIC Ethics Competition

Throughout the competition, we will see which schools have developed a strong appreciation for ethics in the construction industry. Take note of the following key dates:

  • Registration Dates: November 1, 2023, through February 16, 2024.
  • Competition Dates: February 22 – April 12, 2024.

When you register for the competition, you will be required to submit the name of your school, the names of each participating student, and the name of the coach supporting the team. Schools that complete their application accurately and thoroughly will be considered for the competition.

Then, during the actual competition, we will require participation in a series of virtual meetings. All of the following pre-competition meetings and competition sessions will be held over Zoom:

  • Mandatory Pre-Competition Meeting: February 22, 2024
  • Ethical Prompt Issued: February 23, 2024
  • Availability for Questions: February 23 – March 8, 2024 (email [email protected] for appointments)
  • Written Response Due Date: March 22, 2024
  • Invitations to Oral Presentations (AIC to send): March 28, 2024
  • Oral Presentations Date: April 5, 2024
  • AIC Ethics Competition Awards Event: April 12, 2024

Please note that the ethics prompt will be issued to each team following the pre-competition meeting on February 22. Your team will also be assigned an identification number for the competition at the pre-competition meeting.

During the awards event on April 12, we will unveil the team rankings for each college and the individual awards for the written and oral responses. We will also hold a debriefing and Q&A session to wrap up this year’s contest.

Eligibility for Colleges with Construction Management Programs

We have high standards for the collegiate ethics competition, selecting from a pool of institutions with accredited Construction Management degree programs. We ask that each interested school or university satisfy fundamental eligibility requirements and guarantee their ability to participate in the competition throughout the contest period.

– Who can enter the competition? Any accredited construction program may enter a single team into the competition. We accept schools whose degree programs are certified by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE), the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), or both accreditation bodies.

– How many members per team? Each participating institution will create their own competition team consisting of up to 4 individuals.

– How does the actual competition work? Each team will prepare a written report, and then a select number of teams will be invited to present oral arguments later on during the competition. These are the key elements:

  • Each team will respond to the Ethics Prompt with a written report for review by a panel of AIC members.
  • Invited teams will prepare and deliver an oral presentation to a panel of AIC members and leaders through Zoom.
  • Both the written report and the oral presentation will be considered during the judging.

– For a detailed list of official rules, we ask that you review the information in the registration form.

Will You Join Our List of AIC Ethics Competition Winners?

There has been outstanding representation from higher education institutions across the country over the past several years. Take a look at the winners from the last two years:

2022 Winners:

2023 Winners:

Take a moment to read the 2023 competition results to learn more about the most recent winners and the types of ethical issues they addressed.

Will your school or university be next to join our list of high-quality programs? We are looking for qualified colleges with Construction Management programs to participate. Register your school today to join the ethics competition.

Have questions about registration? Email [email protected] to receive answers to any specific questions you may have. We look forward to an exceptional 2024 AIC Collegiate Ethics Competition.

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