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.

See the list of winners of the 2022 Construction Management Competition in San Antonio!

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 2022 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. 10

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

ABC has negotiated hotel rates for ABC Convention 2022 attendees. You must make your hotel reservation through IMN Solutions. Hotel reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis. Submit your reservation request as soon as possible to guarantee your hotel choice.

Convention attendees have the option of reserving a room in the ABC block at any of the following hotels:

  • • Grand Hyatt San Antonio
  • • Hilton Palacio Del Rio
  • • San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
  • • La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

Ways to Book Hotel Reservations
Book Now
(for a new reservation OR to modify or cancel an existing hotel reservation)

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Agents are available 9 a.m- 7 p.m. ET Monday through Friday by calling ABC Housing at (571) 302-8404

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 IMN Solutions at [email protected].

All reservation requests must be accompanied by a credit card guarantee for deposit of one night’s room and tax for each room reserved. Your credit card WILL NOT BE CHARGED during this initial stage and will be held as a guarantee only.

All reservations must be received by Feb. 14, 2022, to guarantee availability and conference rates. After this date, reservations will be made based on availability and hotels may charge higher rates.

IMN Solutions will email reservation acknowledgements within 24 hours if booked online or by telephone. If you do not receive your acknowledgement in this time frame, please contact IMN Solutions. You will not receive a written confirmation from the hotel.

Cancelations and Changes
Reservations cancelled after Jan. 31, 2022, will be subject to a $50 processing fee. Rooms cancelled less than 48 hours prior to arrival date will be charged a $50 penalty and a hotel penalty of one night’s room and tax.

Through March 1, 2022, changes and cancellations can be made online or by contacting IMN Solutions via email ([email protected]). After March 1, contact the hotels directly to make changes and cancellations.

Questions or Special Requests
For questions or special requests, please contact ABC Housing at IMN Solutions at (571) 302-8404 or [email protected]. Special requests are not guaranteed. Hotels will assign specific room types upon check-in, based on availability.

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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