UAA CM Club/AGC Student Chapter

AGC Fun Night and Dog House Design Competition

UAA AGC Construction Management Club

At the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Fun Night and Dog House Design Competition sponsored by Kiewit Construction Group in November 2012, the Construction Management Club/AGC Student Chapter showed their Green and Gold spirit with a dog house made using primarily recycled materials for the construction and a design inspired by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

The dog house (pictured above with club members Melody Miller, Pamela Esbenshade, Jacob Mathiesen, and Jessica Gilbert) was built with recycled wood fencing and a majority of its fasteners were reclaimed from the fence itself. To reflect the rustic beauty and spirit of Alaska, the design team chose to leave the natural weatherization finish on the fencing. The top of the Arctic Dog House is designed as a Green Roof. The roof is ready to be planted with any variety of plants desired for any season.

With five members participating and the attendance of supportive family, the event was reported as a great success and a wonderful opportunity to get the Construction Management program some positive exposure.


2011-2012 Club Officials

  • Jacob Mathiesen, President
  • Justin McVaney, Vice President
  • Carl Strid, Treasurer
  • Pamela Esbenshade, Secretary
  • Jamie Smith, Club Council Representative


2012 ASC Competition Team

2012 Team 1

Carl Strid, Anthony Chen, Christopher Rush, Justin McVaney, Jacob Mathiesen
Jamie Smith, Lindsey Yassick, Pamela Esbenshade


2011 ASC Student Competition Team

Mack Pennington, Jed Shandy, Jason Richards, Will Moran, Sean Rafter
Jamie Smith, Rachael Chamberlain, Peter Dedych (student advisor)

2009 ASC Student Competition Team

Patrick Duggan, Sam Wolfe, Nate Seymour, Josh Hood, Dan Beck, Anthony Podolinsky, Rayn Aaberg
 Jonathan Hornak-Team Captain