The ABC Construction Management Competition (CMC) is a hallmark competition that promotes careers in construction management. The competition is designed to challenge construction knowledge, organization, time management, and presentation skills. This competition gives the nation’s top construction management students a glimpse into the real world of construction, as well as an opportunity to showcase their talents. 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 team spirit as students rise to meet this challenge.

This year’s competition will be completely virtual. Each team is comprised of four competitors and a faculty advisor to support them in the competition.

2021 Schedule of Events

Thursday, Jan. 14 – Registration open
Sunday, Jan. 31 – Registration closed
Wednesday, Feb. 3 - Step 1 release
Tuesday, March 30 by midnight CT - Step 1 submission
Wednesday, March 31, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. CT - Step 2 release
Monday, April 5 - Announce short list for Step 3
Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9 - Step 3 presentations
Friday, April 9, 3 p.m. CT – Competition Debrief
Tuesday, April 13, 4 p.m. CT – Presentation of awards - follow this link to view the awards:

Competition Overview

The ABC Construction Management Competition provides competing teams an opportunity to experience an actual project that exhibits unique characteristics and issues. Participating teams assemble a general contracting firm that represents their school and ABC Student Chapter in the competition. 

The 2021 competition will focus on the selection of a general contractor for a project based on price and technical proposal. The selection will be facilitated in three Steps virtually.

Step One – Price and Technical Proposal consists of pre- competition work that provides the team an estimated project cost and demonstrates overall experience and capability in constructing the project.

Step Two – Competition Day consists of a spontaneous exercise led by the CM Competition Committee.

Step Three – Teams that are shortlisted move to the interviews which consist face-to-face discussions between the team’s leadership and the Competition Judges.


13 universities will compete in this year’s virtual competition. Who will take it all? Click here to register to watch Step Three of the ABC CMC April 8 and 9.


Contact Haley Moyers at [email protected] or (202) 595-1974 with questions or concerns regarding the 2021 ABC Construction Management Competition.



View the 2020 ABC Construction Management Competition Presentations!















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