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Excellence In Construction
The ABC - South Texas Chapter's Excellence in Construction Awards celebration honors our members most innovative and high quality construction projects, safety programs and diversity programs.

In addition, ABC’s National Excellence in Construction program has become the premier competition within the construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects across the nation. Winners at the local level are eligible to submit their projects for consideration in the national level competition.

ABC - South Texas Chapter 2017 Excellence In Construction Awards
Awards Submissions Due Date is June 29, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.
Judging will be the week of July 3, 3017.
Winners will be notified the week of July 13, 2017.
Our  Awards Banquet will be August 3, 2017 at the Omni Colonnade.


Eligible award categories are listed below.

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 stadia, fire or security alarms, parking lots, medical laboratories or renovation in an existing facility. 

Electrical - Industrial-contracts less than $10 million including electrical systems build 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.InteriorAreas 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.