The ABC Construction Management Competition provides competing teams an opportunity to experience an actual project that exhibits unique characteristics and issues. Participating teams from the ABC National Student Chapter Network assemble a general contracting firm that represents their school in the competition.
Please note: Teams will be limited to a total of seven participants for the 2024 competition due to space limitations. Teams are required to have four competitors and a faculty advisor. Teams are allowed to bring up to two alternates.
All teams competing must be a member of the ABC National Student Chapter Network to participate.
The competition will focus on the selection of a general contractor for a project based on a price and technical proposal. The selection will be facilitated in 3 steps outlined below.
Step One (Virtual) – 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. This portion is held virtually.
Step Two (In-person) – Competition Day consists of a spontaneous exercise in-person led by the Construction Management Competition Committee at the ABC Convention.
Step Three (In-person) – Teams that are shortlisted move to Step 3 interviews which consists a face-to-face presentation between the team’s leadership and the Competition Judges.
If your company is a ABC member and would like to volunteer to participate as a judge, contact Haley Moyers at [email protected].
2024 Hotel & Travel
Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Located in beautiful Central Florida, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center welcomes guests to an upscale, one-of-a-kind experience only minutes from Walt Disney World®, Universal Orlando Resort™, and other Orlando theme parks and attractions. Explore four-and-a-half acres of indoor garden atriums, nine award-winning restaurants, bars, world-class Relâche Spa, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel features a newly expanded convention center with over 500,000 sq ft of flexible meeting space and 1,718 guest rooms, including 129 spectacular suites and 306 brand-new rooms in Gulf Coast tower.
Attendees Reserving a Room Block
Please fill out the group housing form to book 10 or more rooms. You can email the completed form to Zoe Poole at [email protected].
Cut-Off Date: Friday, February 16, 2024
Please note: Once the Hotel cutoff date of Friday, Feb. 16, 2024 passes, any modifications to your reservation is considered a new reservation and will be based on hotel availability, including revised arrival/departure dates and reservation names.
A resort fee of $22 per room, per night will be charged. This fee includes:
• Hotel-wide wireless high-speed Internet access in Guestrooms
• Two (2) bottled waters replenished daily in your guest room
• 24-Hour access to Relâche Fitness Center
• Scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks and Disney Springs® (Please see concierge team to pick up Disney Shuttle Tickets)
• Local, toll-free and domestic long-distance telephone calls
• $10 Credit towards dry cleaning services
• One (1) bucket of range balls at nearby Celebration Golf Club
Check-In: 4 p.m.
Check-Out: 11 a.m.
Cancellation Policy: Reservations are guaranteed with a deposit of one night’s room plus tax at the time of booking; deposits are refundable for cancellations 48 hours prior to their arrival date. If complete cancellation of an individual reservation takes place within 48 hours of the scheduled arrival a cancellation fee equal to one night’s room revenue will be charged with the exception of a personal or medical emergency where verification can be provided.
• Valet Parking: $40 per night
• Self-Parking: $30 per night
Orlando International Airport (MCO)—14.6 miles from hotel
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827
Call (800) RENT-A-CAR or visit enterprise.com and use corporate account XZ16X95 and PIN #ABC to receive a discount.
Visit nationalcar.com and use corporate account XZ16X95 and PIN #ABC to receive a discount.
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Teams will be limited to a total of seven participants for the 2024 competition due to space limitations. Each team is required to have four competitors and a faculty advisor. Teams are allowed to bring up to two alternates. The 2024 ABC Construction Management Competition Intent-to-Compete will open on Friday, Sept. 15.
Contact Haley Moyers at [email protected] or (202) 595-1974 with questions or concerns regarding the ABC Construction Management Competition.
Monday, Jan. 8
Deadline to register
Tuesday, March 12
9 a.m.-5 p.m. CMC Registration
Wednesday, March 13
8-9:30 a.m. CMC Reg, Breakfast and Team Setup
9:30-10 a.m. CMC Orientation
10 a.m.-3 p.m. CMC Step II
3:30-5 p.m. Exhibit Hall Grand opening
5:30-7 p.m. Opening General Session
7:15-9:30 p.m. Opening Night Celebration
Thursday, March 14
8-10 a.m Team Photos & Step 3 AV Testing
10 a.m.-4 p.m. CMC Step III Presentations
4:30-6 p.m. Sponsored Networking Reception
Friday, March 15
8:15-9:15 a.m. Faculty Advisor Forum
9:30-11 a.m. CMC Debrief With Judges
4 p.m. Group Photo
5-7 p.m. Careers in Construction Awards
7:15-10 p.m. Convention Closing Night Celebration