FAQs
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For ApplicaNTS

Helpful information regarding the application process is posted below.

Cost: $525 per project entry

Examples:

Contracted Scopes from winning projects:

Hints & Tips:

Productivity Articles - The Pursuit of Operational Perfection:

Third-Party Photographer:

If any photos being submitted were taken by a third-party photographer, the photographer’s written authorization to use the photos is required. Click here for the required agreement. During the application process, you will be prompted to upload the agreement signed by the photographer.

Questions?

For questions regarding the application, competition or awards gala, contact 202-595-1378 or EIC@abc.org.

Sponsorship

Download the 27th Annual EIC Sponsorship Brochure.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact:

Allyson Nelson
Senior Manager of Exhibits &Sponsorship Sales
202-905-2087
Nelson@abc.org

       
Email EIC@abc.org with any other questions related to EIC.






~ For ABC members only ~

ABC’s National Excellence in Construction program has become the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation.


The Excellence in Construction Awards celebration honors the nation's most innovative and high quality construction projects, safety programs and diversity programs.

Awards were presented March 2, 2016 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. During the awards program, just over 100 member companies from across the country were presented with awards for Excellence in Construction, Contractor of the year, Safety, and Diversity. Award winners celebrated at a black tie optional dinner followed by an exclusive after party. To see a full list of winners, view the program.

VIEW THE EAGLE-WINNING PROJECTS IN THE VIDEO BELOW:




David Allen Company President Art Odom accepting the 2015 Contractor of the Year Award




Ordering Additional Excellence in Construction Awards

Winners of the national awards program may purchase copies of the awards to present to additional members of the project's team: client/owner, architect, engineer, specialty contractors, general contractors, project manager and superintendent, etc. Click here to see photos of the awards and email EIC@abc.org to request an order form.

Additional Promotion Opportunity!

Winners can now order logo’d apparel for their entire team through Aramark. Aramark offers exclusive savings for EIC winners and $5 flat rate shipping. Please email EIC@abc.org for a catalog and order form. 

     

  
Categories
Awards are offered in the following categories:

Projects with members performing as general contractors or construction managers:
Mega-Projects includes all projects more than $100 million, regardless of type, whether General Contractor or Construction Management.
Commercial includes office buildings, banks, retail facilities, hotels or mixed use buildings.
Community/Public Service includes philanthropic projects, regardless of type, that enhanced the community, using substantial resources donated by the contractor. Entries should include information detailing the donated resources.
Federal Government/Military includes all projects owned by the Federal Government, with the exception of transportation infrastructure and utilities.
Healthcare hospitals, assisted living, nursing homes and other licensed medical facilities.
Historical Restoration/Renovation restoration of buildings that are registered as historical, or are eligible to be registered as historical, on a state or the national registry of historic places.
Industrial category covers manufacturing plants and facilities, refineries and similar types of construction.
Infrastructure-Heavy covers projects streets or highways, dams, bridges and parks.
Institutional covers buildings built for colleges, elementary or secondary schools, churches, local government structures; with the exception of healthcare facilities.
Pre-Engineered Building encompasses commercial, industrial and institutional building projects where the primary structure is a pre-engineered metal building. Previous winners include an indoor skating complex, a boat manufacturing plant and an office/warehouse facility. Entries should include information regarding the extent of the project this is pre-engineered (i.e. are there conventional components or portions of the building?) The contractors role on the project (i.e. supply and erect steel, general contractor or design/builder) and why a pre-engineered building was utilized.
Public Works/Environment covers water treatment plants and sewage treatment plants.
Renovation includes the renovation or restoration of non-historical, existing buildings with more than 50 percent of square footage that has been renovated or restored.
Residential covers single-family homes and multi-family projects and condominiums, including independent living retirement communities.
Other Construction includes construction not specifically referred to in the above, such as theme parks, skate parks, water parks, zoos, and other unique types of projects.
Projects with members performing as specialty contractors:
Community/Public Service includes philanthropic projects, regardless of type, that enhanced the community, using substantial resources donated by the contractor. Entries should include information detailing the donated resources.
Electrical covers any electrical contract more than $10 million.
Electrical - Commercial contracts less than $10 million for electrical systems in a facility built for the benefit of people comfort and occupancy such as: office buildings, hospitals, schools, shopping centers, call centers, multi-family residential, hotels, convention centers, fountain features in a commercial facility, sports arena and stadium, fire or security alarms, parking lots, medical laboratories or renovation in an existing facility. 
Electrical - Industrial contracts less than $10 million including electrical systems built for the purpose of facilitating processes or manufacturing. Examples are manufacturing plants, processing plants, clean rooms, data centers, printing and processing centers, airports, animal facilities or electrical renovation in an existing industrial facility.
Exterior includes masonry, precast, stone and all other exterior finishes.
Interior Areas to include but not limited to are as follows: Metal stud and gypsum, Ceiling finishes, Painting and wall coverings, Other wall finishes and flooring. It is our intent to award based on degree of complexity and high end finishes showcasing the abilities
Mechanical covers any mechanical contract more than $10 million.
Mechanical - Commercial contracts less than $10 million for mechanical systems in a facility built for the benefit of people comfort and occupancy such as office buildings, hospitals, schools, shopping centers, call centers, multi-family residential, hotels, convention centers, fountain features in a commercial facility, sports arenas and stadiums, medical laboratories or mechanical renovation in an existing commercial facility.
Mechanical - Industrial contracts less than $10 million for mechanical systems built for the purpose of facilitating processes or manufacturing. Examples are manufacturing plants, processing plants, clean rooms, data centers, printing and processing centers, animal facilities or mechanical renovation in an existing industrial facility.
Sitework/Landscape/Hardscape covers interior or exterior landscaping and parking lots.
Other Specialty Construction covers construction not specifically referred to in the above specialty categories, such as roofing, fountain features or artistic scaffolding.