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.

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 from the ABC National Student Chapter Network assemble a general contracting firm that represents their school in the competition. All teams competing must be a member of the ABC National Student Chapter Network to participate. 

The 2023 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].

View the List of Universities Competing In This Year's CMC

Auburn University
Ball State University
California State University, Fresno
Clemson University
Colorado State University
Florida Gulf Coast University
Florida International University
Kent State University
Louisiana State University
Michigan State University
Norfolk State University
Pennsylvania College of Technology
The University of Akron
The University of Texas at San Antonio
University of Central Florida
University of Cincinnati
University of North Florida
University of Northern Iowa
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Wisconsin-Platteville
University of Wisconsin-Stout
ABC Alabama
ABC Indiana/Kentucky
ABC Northern California
ABC Carolinas
ABC Rocky Mountain
ABC Florida Gulf Coast
ABC Florida East Coast
ABC Northern Ohio
ABC Pelican
ABC Greater Michigan Chapter
ABC Virginia Chapter
ABC Keystone
ABC Northern Ohio
ABC South Texas
ABC Central Florida
ABC Ohio Valley
ABC Florida First Coast
ABC Iowa
ABC Mississippi
ABC of Wisconsin
ABC of Wisconsin

Hotel Information

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, the world-class Relâche Spa and a state-of-the-art fitness center. The hotel features a newly expanded convention center with over 500,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and 1,718 guest rooms, including 129 spectacular suites and 306 brand-new rooms in the Gulf Coast Tower.

Book Now

Phone Reservations: (877) 491-0442

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: Monday, Feb. 13, 2023
A resort fee of $22 per room, per night will be charged. This fee includes:
o Hotelwide, wireless, high-speed internet access in guest rooms
o Two bottled waters replenished daily in your guest room
o 24-hour access to Relâche Fitness Center
o Scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney Springs (Please see concierge team to pick up Disney shuttle tickets.)
o Local, toll-free and domestic long-distance telephone calls
o $10 credit toward dry cleaning services
o One 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 two days or 48 hours prior to 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 unless a personal or medical emergency is verified.

o Valet Parking: $40 per night
o Self-Parking: $30 per night

Travel Information

Orlando International Airport (MCO)—14.6 miles from hotel
1 Jeff Fuqua Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32827

Call (800) RENT-A-CAR or visit and use corporate account XZ16X95 and PIN #ABC to receive a discount.

Visit and use corporate account XZ16X95 and PIN #ABC to receive a discount.

Uber or Lyft:
Download the iPhone or Android app.


Tuesday, March 14

7 a.m.-5 p.m. CMC Registration
6-8 p.m. CMC Judges Dinner and Orientation

Wednesday, March 15

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
10 a.m.-10 p.m. CMC Judging
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 16

11 a.m.-4 p.m. CMC Step III Presentations
4:30-6 p.m. Sponsored Networking Reception

Friday, March 17

8-9 a.m. Faculty Advisor Forum
9-10:30 a.m. CMC Debrief With Judges
5-7 p.m. Careers in Construction Awards
7:15-10 p.m. Convention Closing Night Celebration

Each team is required to have four competitors and a faculty advisor to support them in the competition. Register today for $495 per person! 

Contact Haley Moyers at [email protected] or (202) 595-1974 with questions or concerns regarding the ABC 2022 Construction Management Competition.

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