Intent to Compete - September 4, 2015

Team Registration - October 16, 2015
$250 per person
Kirsten Krauer

Construction Management Competition

ABC's Construction Management Competition (CMC) is a hallmark competition that promotes careers in construction management.  The competition is sponsored in part by the Trimmer Construction Education Foundation (TCEF) and ABC members. In addition to providing a significant learning opportunity, the competition fosters an environment that will bring out the best in each team; encourage dialogue among the students; and foster the team spirit as students rise to meet this challenge. The CMC is designed to challenge construction knowledge, time management, organizational, and presentation skills. The competition features teams of four (4) college and university students testing their project management, estimating, safety, quality control, and presentation skills.  Come prepared to have fun, challenge other students, and demonstrate your ability to think on your feet.


All teams must be from an ABC Student Chapter in good standing.  If you are not an ABC Student Chapter and would like to compete, please contact Kirsten Krauer at 202-595-1864 or krauer@abc.org.

Each team member and alternate must be active undergraduate members of their chapter and actively enrolled in their college or university at the time of the CMC.

Only one team per college or university may compete in the competition.  

2016 Competition

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) will host the Construction Management Competition (CMC) and the Construction Management Career Fair during ABC's Leadership Week, in Dallas, TX on November 13-16, 2016.

Hotel and travel Information

Coming Soon!

ABC's Leadership Conference

2015 Construction Management Competition
November 8 - 11, 2015
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
San Diego, CA


11/08/15  Competition Registration
11/09/15 Welcome, Orientation and Breakfast
  Phase 1 and 2 Proposals due
  CMC Team Meeting with Mike Bellaman,
ABC President and CEO
  Phase 3 Announcement
  CMC Team Networking Reception
11/10/15 Faculty Advisor Forum
  Phase 3 Presentations
  Industry Trends Discussion &
Competition Debrief
11/11/15 Construction Management Career Fair
  Awards Luncheon
On behalf of ABC and the construction management competition, we would like thank the judges for giving their time and talent toward making this year's competition so successful.

2015 Construction Management competition judges

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
David Brooke
Samantha Brooke
Chad Carlson
Amanda Fry
Tom Fyffe
Bob Provan
Matt Recinos
Doug Taylor
Jonathan Tseu
Chris Woodling

DPR Construction
Tom Stickrod

Grunley Construction Company, Inc.
Kim Kessler

Robins & Morton
Brian Hale

Wondra Construction, Inc.

Roger Thimm

If you are interested in becoming a judge for the 2016 competition, please contact Kirsten Krauer at 202-595-1864 or krauer@abc.org.

2015 Competition Highlights

ABC student chapter members from colleges and universities across the nation came to San Diego, CA to compete in the 2015 Construction Management Competition, held during ABC's 2015 Leadership Week. This year the competition drew competing teams from 23 colleges and universities. Students worked in teams of four in an intense day-long competition, taking part in a bid day drill. Prior to the event, teams prepared a project schedule and developed a safety plan, then came prepared to adjust their work based on changes to the project, such as site logistics. Ten finalist teams were chosen to verbally present their submission to a panel of judges acting as owners' reps and design professionals.

2015 Competition Winners


  • 1st Place: University of Cincinnati
  • 2nd Place: University of Florida
  • 3rd Place: Colorado State University
  • 1st Place: Florida International University
  • 2nd Place: Montgomery College
  • 3rd Place: Kennesaw State University
  • 1st Place: University of Northern Iowa
  • 2nd Place: Clemson University
  • 3rd Place: Kent State University
  • 1st Place: California State University, Long Beach
  • 2nd Place: Brigham Young University
  • 3rd Place: Texas State University
Quality Control AWARDS
  • 1st Place: The Ohio State University
  • 2nd Place: Ferris State University
  • 3rd Place: Louisiana State University

“Under no circumstances are teams to contact directly or indirectly the Project Owner, General Contractor, designers, subcontractors, suppliers or any other entity referenced in the project documents or in any way affiliated with the actual project.  Teams found in violation of this requirement will be subject to disqualification.”