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The ABC National Student Chapter Network connects local ABC chapters to colleges and universities with construction management programs with the ultimate goal of building the construction management pipeline and mentoring future leaders of the construction industry.

At the local level, ABC chapters facilitate the interaction of ABC member firms with student chapters through a variety of industry association and school events, including regular membership meetings, guest speakers, internships, community service projects, fundraisers, career fairs/career awareness events, job site tours, and other activities.

As a member of an ABC student chapter, students are given the opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the construction industry while learning the importance of the merit shop philosophy and free-enterprise. Involvement in the student chapter provides interaction with ABC National and chapter staff, member contractors, faculty and staff, and students with similar interests and career goals.

The ABC National Student Chapter Network works to gather, receive and disseminate information and knowledge of the construction industry to its members. The network provides hands-on experience, advice and guidance to members to prepare them for careers in construction through networking. The goal of the student chapter is to help develop an understanding of the merit shop and free-enterprise philosophies of ABC, as well as the issues important to the construction industry, through active association involvement.

Are you ready to build the construction management pipeline?

Student Benefits 

Connect with ABC members
• Meet and work with ABC members and chapter staff.
• Participate in ABC membership events.
• Volunteer with a local ABC chapter.
• Compete in ABC’s annual Construction Management Competition.
o Complete sponsorship proposals to secure funding to compete in the CMC
o Opportunities to hold a leadership role on the CMC team

Gain access to ABC membership discount programs and publications
• Construction Executive magazine
• ABC Newsline

Join the ABC National Student Chapter Network
• 45 ABC student chapters across the country 
• Officer positions available in each student chapter 
• Student Chapter of the Year award 

Chapter Benefits

Support the career growth of future construction industry leaders 
• Share the ABC mission, philosophy and vision with the next generation. 
• Host workshops on professional development. 
• Facilitate interactions between student chapters and member firms, as well as ABC committees and students. 
• Represent your chapter on school campuses.  

Member Benefits

Play an active role in mentoring future construction industry leaders. 
• Meet and mentor students who will be tomorrow’s construction leaders 
• Develop young professionals and future ABC leaders. 
• Network with students at ABC chapter events.

Want to start a student chapter? Contact Haley Moyers at moyers@abc.org or 202-595-1974.

ABC Construction Management Competition 


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. 

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ABC Student Chapter of the Year Award


The ABC Student Chapter of the Year award recognizes an outstanding ABC Student Chapter for their accomplishments in programming, community service, communications/public relations, and interaction with its sponsoring ABC Chapter during the academic year.  

Submit a nomination by clicking here. All nominations must be submitted by Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.


ABC National Student Chapter Documents 

Click on the boxes below to download the provided NSCN documents. 



 


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ABC is also a member of these industry organizations:
AMERICAN COUNCIL FOR CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION (ACCE)  AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTORS (AIC) & CONSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION COMMISSION
In 1974, ABC and several industry and academic organizations founded the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). The primary goal of ACCE is the promotion and continued improvement of post-secondary construction education. 
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ABC is actively involved with the Constructor Certification Commission of the American Institute of Constructors (AIC), which was established to help individual construction practitioners achieve industry-recognized professional status. 
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ASSOCIATED SCHOOLS OF CONSTRUCTION (ASC)
 
ABC is a supporter and industry member of the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC).
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