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Awards and Recognition
Accredited Quality Contractor

The AQC program is a holistic cultural assessment of a company based on the five core areas of responsibility: quality, safety, education, talent management and community relations. The program sets companies apart from other contractor firms and gains them visibility within the industry through national publications, such as Construction Executive magazine. Plus, AQC members can use the program marketing tools provided to promote their credential, such as customized letters of recommendation, news release templates, use of the logo on hardhats, jobsite signage and bid documents. abc.org/aqc

Beam Club
The Beam Club was established in 1966 to recognize ABC’s top membership recruiters for their commitment to growing the association. By recruiting five new members, ABC members are automatically enrolled in the Beam Club by their chapter. Members receive one point for each new member recruited. Beam Club activity is ongoing from year to year, with members’ point totals continually accruing and advancing members to the next Beam Club award level.

For more information, contact Katy Driver, Director of Membership Development
Construction Management Competition
The ABC Construction Management Competition is the hallmark competition that promotes careers in construction management. The competition is designed to challenge the construction knowledge, organization, time management, and presentation skills of the nation's top construction management students. abc.org/cmc
Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year is selected by ABC’s National Executive Committee. The award, presented annually at the Excellence in Construction® Awards Gala during the ABC Convention, is typically given to an ABC contractor member; however, on occasion, it has been given to an individual.

For more information, contact Sandy Lynch, VP of Public Affairs and Member Services
Construction Workforce Awards
The ABC Construction Workforce Awards features the Craft Instructor of the Year, Craft Professional of the Year and Young Professional of the Year. These individuals play critical roles in shaping the future of the construction industry by highlighting construction as a meaningful lifelong career, emphasizing safe work practices and expanding education opportunities. The winner of each award is announced at ABC Convention. abc.org/cwa

Diversity Excellence Awards
The National Diversity Excellence Awards annually recognize ABC members that display exemplary diversity leadership in their workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices and education and mentoring programs. The winners are announced at the ABC Convention. diversity.abc.org

 

Excellence in Construction® Awards
ABC's Awards of Excellence Program is the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation. The winners are announced at the EIC Awards Gala in conjunction with the ABC Convention. abc.org/eic

 

National Craft Championships
ABC’s annual National Craft Championships celebrate lifelong learning in the merit shop construction industry. Craft trainees from chapter and member training programs across the country compete for national recognition in 13 crafts in an intense event during the ABC Convention. ncc.abc.org
National Safety Excellence Awards
The ABC National Safety Excellence Awards recognize companies that exhibit a continued commitment to jobsite safety and whose safety performance and programs are judged to be exemplary by the ABC National Safety and Health Committee. abc.org/nsea
National Student Chapter of the Year
The ABC Student Chapter of the Year recognizes an outstanding student chapter for its accomplishments in programming, community service, communications/public relations and interaction with its sponsoring ABC chapter during the academic year. abc.org/scoty
STEP Safety Management System
Established in 1989, ABC’s STEP program was developed and written by contractors, for contractors, to establish safety as a core value. STEP offers an organized approach for analyzing and developing company-wide safety and loss prevention programs that can reduce recordable incidents by up to 85 percent. abc.org/step