Contact: Jeff Leieritz (202) 905-2104             
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                                                                For Immediate Release
 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 2– Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) honored 98 projects collectively worth $2.4 billion at the 27th annual Excellence in Construction® Awards during ABC’s Workforce Week ‘17 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“I am proud to honor the commitment to world-class safety, superior craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation that these Associated Builders and Contractors members and their employees brought to the jobsite every day,” said 2017 ABC National Chair Chuck Goodrich, president of Gaylor Electric Inc., Indianapolis. “The scope of this year’s Excellence in Construction award-winning projects, from sports arenas and hospitals to hotels and universities, proves that if it can be built, the merit shop can build it, on time and on budget.”

The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year's panel included representatives from the Design-Build Institute of America, Engineering News-Record, the Construction Users Roundtable and the National Association of Women in Construction and higher education.

A full list of Excellence in Construction Award winners is available on ABC’s website.

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