The Metro Washington and Virginia Chapters of Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc., invite our members to enter their finest projects.
Eligible projects must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019.
Each year, the Metropolitan Washington Excellence in Construction Awards recognizes and celebrates outstanding projects built by Washington-area ABC members. The awards competition serves to raise the level of construction standards throughout the industry by recognizing the workmanship of those who contribute and by showcasing the results of their dedication. By honoring the very best of merit shop construction, ABC demonstrates the adherence of its members to the highest standards of excellence.
Any licensed general contractor, specialty contractor, or construction manager member of the Metro Washington or Virginia Chapters of ABC may enter. Subcontractors acting as the general contractor on the project entered are also eligible. Questions concerning eligibility should be directed to either ABC chapter at 301-595-9711 (Metro Washington) or 703-968-6205 (Virginia).
A fee of $399 is required with each entry in each category. You may pay by credit card after the form is completed.
Number of Entries
There is no limit to the number of entries per member or in any one category. A project may be entered in more than one category. Clearly specify and remit payment for each project in each category entered.
Eligible projects must have been completed between January 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019. Judging teams reserve the right to disqualify projects that are deemed incomplete. Previously entered and judged projects are not eligible. Projects deemed incomplete are ineligible for a refund of the entry fee.
Projects submitted must be located in the District of Columbia; the Maryland counties of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Prince George’s; or the Virginia counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford and the cities within.
All trade categories entered must be self-performed by the company entering the project.
Any project on which there was a work-related fatality is not eligible.
No project is eligible that was subject to a requirement that contractors enter into agreement(s) with any labor organization as a condition of performing work.
Entries must be received on or before Friday, May 3, 2019.
Digital photo file(s) must accompany each entry. Acceptable formats are JPEG, PNG or Tiff in high resolution. Please submit no more than
3 photos per entry
. (Note that photos are not used in the judging process, but may be selected for promotional material).
A digital file of your company’s logo must be submitted with each entry.
All accepted entries become the property of Associated Builders and Contractors and may be used for publication or for any other purpose by the Metro Washington and Virginia chapters of the association.
The Construction Awards Committee reserves the right to disqualify entries without a fully completed entry form, or to disqualify or re-categorize any entry, with cause and proper notification to the contractor.
Before beginning this entry form, please make sure you have assembled the items below, as they will be required during the submission process.
An entry fee
of $399 per entry is required. You are required to pay by credit card after the form is completed.
A list of all subcontractors and service contractors who worked on the project.
• Please include full contact information along with a brief description of the type of work performed (e.g., landscaping, drywall, scaffolding, concrete and masonry, etc.).
• This list must be submitted along with your entry form (in Excel format) no later than May 3, 2019. ABC subcontractors will be recognized on all winning projects.
- Please inform us if this project requires security information for the judging process on June 11th.
A brief description of the project.
Be as detailed as possible as it will assist in the judging or promotion of your entry. Please limit your description to no more than 500 words.
Digital photo file(s)
must be uploaded for each entry. Acceptable formats are JPEG, PNG or Tiff in high resolution.
A digital file
with your company logo in JPEG, PNG or Tiff format is required and can be uploaded near the end of this form.
Letter of reference
- If submitting a project in the Excavation/Site Preparation category, you will need to submit a letter of reference since there will be no on-site judging.
The entire entry form must be completed.
Important Dates to Remember
Deadline for entry:
Friday, May 3, 2019
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at the Ritz Carlton, McLean, VA
Are you a:
Names and addresses should be entered exactly as they are to appear on all awards. Please check all names and titles for accuracy and completeness — engraving on all awards and printing in the program will reflect the information you provide here.
Company Submitting Project
Total Project Cost
Your Contract Cost
Project Size (Sq Ft)
Your Contract (Sq Ft)
A1 - Commercial (under $3 million)
A2 - Commercial ($3 - 6 million)
A3 - Commercial ($7 – 12 million)
A4 - Commercial ($13 - 20 million)
A5 - Commercial ($21 - 40 million)
A6 - Commercial (over $41 million)
B - Industrial (eg, power plants, manufacturing plants, water treatment plants)
C1 - Institutional (under $10 million)
C2 - Institutional ($10-30 million)
C3 - Institutional (over $30 million)
D1 - Mixed Use (under $50 million)
D2 - Mixed Use (over $50 million)
E - Historic Restoration
ED - Educational – Public & Private Schools
EX - Excavation/Site Work (letter of reference must accompany projects in this category, no on-site judging will be offered)
F1 - Commercial/Residential Renovation (under $1 million)
F2 - Commercial/Residential Renovation ($1-2 million)
F3 - Commercial/Residential Renovation ($2-4 million)
F4 - Commercial/Residential Renovation (over $4 million)
G1 - Interiors (under $50 sq. ft.)
G2 - Interiors ($50 -75 sq. ft.)
G3 - Interiors ($75 - 100 sq. ft.)
G4 - Interiors (over $100 sq. ft.)
H1 - Residential Multi - Mid Rise (5 stories or below)
H2 - Residential Multi - High Rise Construction
I - Retail/Interiors Only
I1 - Retail (under $5 million)
I2 - Retail (over $5 million)
J1 - Restaurant Interior Build-Out
J2 - Stand Alone Restaurant
K1 - Medical – New Construction (under $20 million)
K2 - Medical – New Construction (over $20 million)
K3 - Medical Renovation
L - Heavy/Industrial/Transportation Construction (Examples: Roads, Bridges, Tunnels, Subways, and Runways)
M - Mega Project: Completed by general contractors with budgets over $100 million
O - Architectural Iron Work*
P - Concrete*
Q - Doors and Windows*
R - Drywall*
S1 - Electrical- (under $5 million)*
S2 - Electrical- (over $5 million)*
T - Finish Carpentry/Architectural Millwork*
U - Landscape*
V - Mechanical*
W - Masonry*
X - Painting*
Y - Thermal and Moisture Protecting*
Z - Stone, Tile, Flooring*
Please note that any project entered in a category marked with a (*) must have been self-performed by the company entering the project.
Was this a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified project through the U.S. Green Building Council?
If yes, what level?
Does this project require security information for judging on June 6th?
Does this project require PPE?
Was this project subject to a requirement that your company enter into an agreement(s) with a labor organization as a condition of performing work?
Please list the architect or engineer and owner or developer of your project.
The individual/firm you list will be recognized and presented with an award during the Excellence in Construction Awards dinner on Thursday, September 12th.
Architecture or Engineering Firm
Owner or Developer
Information in this section pertains to the judging process. The “on-site contact” is the individual responsible for “hosting” the judging team on Thursday, June 6. 2019. ABC reserves the right to judge projects on another date, if necessary.
The “on-site contact” should be the person in the firm who is most familiar with the project and who will be available to answer judges’ questions on site on Thursday, June 11, 2019.
Each project submitted should have a different judging contact to avoid scheduling conflicts.
On-site Contact Name
Is this contact's address information the same as for the contractor firm that is entering this project?
Same as Contractor?
Information in this section pertains to coordinating the exchange of information throughout the awards process. The “awards contact” is the individual who signs the entry form and to whom we direct our questions and requests for information as necessary.
This section must be completed.
Awards Contact Name
In 500 words or less, describe why your project should be recognized as a winner in this awards program. Include the scope of work, unforeseen conditions, and degree of difficulty, along with challenges that were overcome and whether you met the completion date.
Use the sections below to attach photos, images and other documents to this entry. Total upload size per form submission is limited to 20 MB. After submitting this form, you will receive an email containing details on how you can submit additional assets.
Acceptable formats are JPEG or TIFF in high resolution.
Acceptable formats are JPEG or TIFF in high resolution. You may upload individual files, or place them all in a zipped folder and upload that file.
Attach a list of all subcontractors and service contractors who worked on the project, with a brief description of the type of work performed (eg., landscaping, drywall, scaffolding, concrete and masonry, etc.). ABC subcontractors will be recognized on all winning projects. Accepted formats: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PDF or TXT
If you are submitting a project in the Excavation/Site Preparation category, please submit a letter of reference (MS Word, PDF or TXT format) since there will be no on-site judging for those projects.
Payment is required for submission.
For questions or comments, please contact Kim Collins at (301) 595-9711 or email her at
Excellence in Construction Awards Entry Fee
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Street Address Line 2
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Postal / Zip Code
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