Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. has decided to reschedule ABC Convention 2020.
Due to the current medical advisories, health warnings, travel restrictions, speaker/vendor/exhibitor cancellations and shutdowns by numerous essential persons and entities, in addition to the recent declaration by the World Health Organization that the outbreak of COVID-19 is a pandemic (a recognized health threat constituting a national emergency—a “force majeure”)—it has become impracticable and/or impossible for Associated Builders and Contractors Inc. to hold its convention at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee, March 23-27, 2020. As a result, ABC has rescheduled the convention for Aug. 17-19, 2020.
Rescheduled Convention Fees and Process
ABC is offering an attractive registration fee that incentivizes attendees to take part in all elements of the August convention. The fee has been reduced to $475. No a-la-carte registration options are available, with the exception of the Excellence in Construction® Awards gala* and the National Craft Championships guest pass. Any registered convention attendee who paid more than $475 will be refunded the difference upon request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a refund.
Construction Management Competition
We plan to hold the Construction Management Competition Steps 1 and 2 virtually. Based on the scores of the first two components, 10 finalist teams will be selected to advance to Step 3 and invited to attend the convention in August to make their presentations in person to the judges. Each team must have four competitors and a faculty advisor in order to compete in the presentations. If a team elects to opt out of the competition completely, it will automatically receive a full refund. If a team decides to continue and submits Steps 1 and 2 for judging, and does not make the finals, the team automatically will be refunded the balance of their registration fee. All alternates will receive a full refund upon request and will not be eligible to attend the convention.