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Students Compete in 2019 Construction Competition

E.L. Hickey Team Participates in Design/Build Competition

Students wearing construction gear and posing in front of shed

Students from Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School in front of the shed they built for the 2019 Design/Build Competition.

The Consumes River College parking lot was transformed into a temporary construction zone Wednesday and Thursday as students from nearly 30 regional high schools competed in the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange (SRBX) Design/Build Competition. Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) students from Elinor Lincoln Hickey Jr./Sr. High School made up one of the teams that participated in the 33rd annual event.

Each team designs and builds a 96 square-foot structure from scratch. Teams are judged on their design, building construction, safety, and teamwork. After the competition, the students sell their structures to help fund school projects or Regional Occupational Program (ROP) classes.

The competition gives students real-world experience with materials, planning, teamwork, and craftsmanship. It promotes awareness and interest among high school students in the construction and architectural design industries, creating a fun learning atmosphere.

Building materials are provided by the member organizations of the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange. SRBX started the competition in 1986.