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The ABC National Student Chapter Network (NSCN) connects local ABC chapters to colleges and universities with construction related degree 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 through active association involvement. 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.

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


Join the ABC National Student Chapter Network
• Over 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.

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.  

Submissions for the 2019 Student Chapter of the Year are now open! Click here to submit a nomination. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, January 3, 2020. Winners will be announced at ABC Convention 2020.

 

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

 

ABC National Student Chapter Documents 

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

 

 

 

National Student Chapter Network Participating Schools


College/University   Faculty Advisor ABC Chapter
Alfred State University   Erin Vitale ABC Empire State
Auburn University   J. Mark Taylor ABC Alabama
Brigham Young University    Justin Weidman  ABC Utah
California State University- Fresno   Kelly Yost ABC Northern California 
California State University - Long Beach   Joseph Kim ABC Southern California 
Clemson University    James P. Smith ABC Carolinas  
Colorado State University    Jonathan Elliott ABC Rocky Mountain
East Carolina University    Vivek Sharma  ABC Carolinas  
Ferris State University    Ferrell Clark  ABC Western Michigan
Florida Gulf Coast University   Kenneth Sands ABC Florida Gulf Coast
Florida Institute of Technology    Troy Nguyen  ABC Florida East Coast
Florida International University    Jose Faria  ABC Florida East Coast
Kennesaw State University    Hussein Abaza  ABC Georgia
Kent State University   George Bigham  ABC Northern Ohio
Lamar University    Christina Trujillo ABC Southeast Texas
Lawrence Technological University   Ahmed Al-Bayati ABC Southeastern Michigan 
Louisiana State University    Charles Pecquet ABC Pelican
Millersville University    Ebrahim Karan ABC Keystone
Minnesota State University, Moorhead    Rachel Axness  ABC Minnesota/North Dakota
Mississippi State University   Lee Carson  ABC Mississippi
Missouri State University    David Joswick  ABC Heart of America
Montgomery College    Mario Parcan  ABC Metro Washington
North Carolina A&T State University    Dr.Sho  ABC Carolinas 
North Dakota State College of Science    Lisa Hauck  ABC Minnesota/North Dakota
Pennsylvania College of Technology    Wayne Sheppard  ABC Central Pennsylvania 
Purdue University    Clark Cory  ABC Indiana / Kentucky
Texas A&M University - College Station   Anne McGowan ABC Greater Houston
Texas State University - San Marcos      ABC Central Texas
The Ohio State University    W. Mac Ware ABC Central Ohio
Tuskegee University   Kimberly Baylor Bivins  ABC Alabama
University of Alabama    Eric Marks ABC Alabama
University of Central Florida   Amr Oloufa  ABC Central Florida
University of Cincinnati    Amanda Albrecht  ABC Ohio Valley
University of Florida    Jim Sullivan  ABC Florida Gulf Coast
University of Houston   Lingguang Song  ABC Greater Houston
University of Maine    Scott Dunning ABC Maine
University of Maryland, College Park   Neil Schulman ABC Metro Washington
University of North Florida    David Birkelbach  ABC Florida First Coast
University of Northern Iowa    Dr. Lisa Riedle  ABC Iowa
University of Southern Mississippi    John Hannon ABC Mississippi
University of Tennessee at Knoxville    Charles Parker  ABC Greater Tennessee
University of Texas at San Antonio   Melissa Salas ABC South Texas
University of Wisconsin - Platteville    Sangwook Lee ABC of Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin - Stout    Jim Bunkelman   ABC of Wisconsin


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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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