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Application

The 2014 application will be posted soon. Helpful information regarding completing the application is posted below.

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Questions?

For questions regarding the application, competition or awards gala, please email EIC@abc.org.

Sponsorship Brochure

To download a copy of the EIC sponsorship brochure, click here. To see additional opportunities available during Merit Week, click here.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact:


Angela Kernan
Manager of Sponsorships and Marketing
(703) 812-2025
Kernan@abc.org

THANK YOU
2014 EVENT Sponsors
         
National Safety Excellence Award:


Eagle Level          

            
Merit Level


Diversity Award -
General Contractor  over $33M Category

           
Diversity Award - 
Subcontractor over $14M Category


Luau Entertainment Sponsor

            
                        
                       



ABC’s National Excellence in Construction program has become the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation.

CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW OPEN!

    

The 2014 National Excellence in Construction Awards application is now available! Click here to start your application.  Here are the important dates for this year's competition:

Wednesday, Oct. 15 - Projects must be completed by this date in order to be eligible to compete.

Friday, Oct. 31 - Projects must be registered online.

Monday, Nov. 24 - Applications must be finalized by 11:59 p.m. ET.


Applying is now easier than ever! All submissions will be completed using an online platform. ABC has switched to the new method for several reasons, including a better experience for entrants. For example, the platform reminds the applicant to be sure to include all the requested materials.

To see a tutorial of the platform, click here.

In order to be eligible, projects must first win an eagle or pyramid (or equivalent) at your chapter’s most recent competition. If your chapter does not hold such a competition, please contact EIC@abc.org to learn more about eligibility.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE 24TH ANNUAL EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS


Awards were presented Feb. 11, 2014 at the Grand Wailea in Maui. During the afternoon awards event, more than 175 member companies were presented with awards for Excellence in Construction as well as Safety and Diversity. Award winners celebrated at an authentic luau on the hotel grounds. To see a full list of winners, view the program.


Interstates Companies proudly displays their awards

To view additional awards displayed at additional companies, click here.

Ordering Additional Excellence in Construction Awards

Winners of the national awards program may purchase copies of the awards to present to additional members of the project's team: client/owner, architect, engineer, specialty contractors, general contractors, project manager and superintendent, etc. Click here to see photos of the awards and to download the order form.

Categories
Awards are offered in the following categories:

Projects with members performing as general contractors or construction managers:
Mega-Projects includes all projects more than $100 million, regardless of type, whether General Contractor or Construction Management.
Commercial includes office buildings, banks, retail facilities, hotels or mixed use buildings.
Community/Public Service includes philanthropic projects, regardless of type, that enhanced the community, using substantial resources donated by the contractor. Entries should include information detailing the donated resources.
Federal Government/Military includes all projects owned by the Federal Government, with the exception of transportation infrastructure and utilities.
Healthcare hospitals, assisted living, nursing homes and other licensed medical facilities.
Historical Restoration/Renovation restoration of buildings that are registered as historical, or are eligible to be registered as historical, on a state or the national registry of historic places.
Industrial category covers manufacturing plants and facilities, refineries and similar types of construction.
Infrastructure-Heavy covers projects streets or highways, dams, bridges and parks.
Institutional covers buildings built for colleges, elementary or secondary schools, churches, local government structures; with the exception of healthcare facilities.
Pre-Engineered Building encompasses commercial, industrial and institutional building projects where the primary structure is a pre-engineered metal building. Previous winners include an indoor skating complex, a boat manufacturing plant and an office/warehouse facility. Entries should include information regarding the extent of the project this is pre-engineered (i.e. are there conventional components or portions of the building?) The contractors role on the project (i.e. supply and erect steel, general contractor or design/builder) and why a pre-engineered building was utilized.
Public Works/Environment covers water treatment plants and sewage treatment plants.
Renovation includes the renovation or restoration of non-historical, existing buildings with more than 50 percent of square footage that has been renovated or restored.
Residential covers single-family homes and multi-family projects and condominiums, including independent living retirement communities.
Other Construction includes construction not specifically referred to in the above, such as theme parks, skate parks, water parks, zoos, and other unique types of projects.
Projects with members performing as specialty contractors:
Community/Public Service includes philanthropic projects, regardless of type, that enhanced the community, using substantial resources donated by the contractor. Entries should include information detailing the donated resources.
Electrical covers any electrical contract more than $10 million.
Electrical - Commercial contracts less than $10 million for electrical systems in a facility built for the benefit of people comfort and occupancy such as: office buildings, hospitals, schools, shopping centers, call centers, multi-family residential, hotels, convention centers, fountain features in a commercial facility, sports arena and stadia, fire or security alarms, parking lots, medical laboratories or renovation in an existing facility. 
Electrical - Industrial contracts less than $10 million including electrical systems build for the purpose of facilitating processes or manufacturing. Examples are manufacturing plants, processing plants, clean rooms, data centers, printing and processing centers, airports, animal facilities or electrical renovation in an existing industrial facility.
Exterior includes masonry, precast, stone and all other exterior finishes.
Interior Areas to include but not limited to are as follows: Metal stud and gypsum, Ceiling finishes, Painting and wall coverings, Other wall finishes and flooring. It is our intent to award based on degree of complexity and high end finishes showcasing the abilities
Mechanical covers any mechanical contract more than $10 million.
Mechanical - Commercial contracts less than $10 million for mechanical systems in a facility built for the benefit of people comfort and occupancy such as office buildings, hospitals, schools, shopping centers, call centers, multi-family residential, hotels, convention centers, fountain features in a commercial facility, sports arenas and stadiums, medical laboratories or mechanical renovation in an existing commercial facility.
Mechanical - Industrial contracts less than $10 million for mechanical systems built for the purpose of facilitating processes or manufacturing. Examples are manufacturing plants, processing plants, clean rooms, data centers, printing and processing centers, animal facilities or mechanical renovation in an existing industrial facility.
Sitework/Landscape/Hardscape covers interior or exterior landscaping and parking lots.
Other Specialty Construction covers construction not specifically referred to in the above specialty categories, such as roofing, fountain features or artistic scaffolding.