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. 

The 2023 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.

If you are an ABC member and would like to volunteer to participate as a judge, contact Haley Moyers at [email protected].

Monday, Jan. 9

12 a.m. Registration Closed

Tuesday, Jan. 25

5 p.m. Request for Proposal Release

Monday, March 14

12 a.m. STEP One Submission

Tuesday, March 15

8 a.m.-6 p.m. Registration Open
5:30-7 p.m. Opening General Session
7-7:45 p.m. Convention Kickoff Reception
7:45-9:30 p.m. Opening Night Celebration

Wednesday, March 16

7:30-8:30 a.m. CMC Breakfast and Team Setup
8:30-9 a.m. CMC Welcome and Orientation
9 a.m.-2 p.m. STEP Two 
9 p.m. STEP Three Announcement

Thursday, March 17

8-9 a.m. CMC Faculty Breakfast and Forum
9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. CMC Step Three Presentations
2:30-4 p.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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