Building Solid Communication Skills in a Changing Construction Industry

In 2011, University of Minnesota construction management professor Peter Hilger played host to his own homegrown, Quiz Bowl-style game as an ice breaker to re-engage some students who had just returned from a break.

He found that the effort had a side benefit: It bolstered the public speaking skills and confidence of students who were preparing for careers in a field where those traits haven’t been emphasized.

Hilger and Gregg Johnson, a construction manager at Hammes Co. and judge at the original game, repeated the event, including several other schools in the Midwest. read more >>