2019 CMC Registration
Registration for the 2019 ABC Construction Management Competition will open soon. 
Haley Moyers
(202) 595-1974

ABC's Construction Management Competition (CMC) is the hallmark competition that promotes careers in construction management.  The competition is sponsored and supported with the help of ABC members. 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 the team spirit as students rise to meet this challenge. The CMC is designed to challenge construction knowledge, time management, organizational and presentation skills. The competition features teams of four college and university students testing their project management, estimating, safety, quality control and presentation skills.  Come prepared to have fun, challenge other students and demonstrate your ability to think on your feet.

Join us for the 2019 ABC Construction Management Competition in Long Beach, Calif.! Registration details to come. 

2018 Construction Management Competition Highlights

ABC student chapter members from colleges and universities across the nation came to Long Beach, Calif. to compete in the 2018 ABC Construction Management Competition, held during ABC Convention 2018. This year the competition drew competing teams from 16 colleges and universities across the United States.

This year’s project was focused on the modernization of the Will Rogers Middle School Campus, including upgrades and improvements to several buildings on the campus as well as exterior site areas. The project contains abatement, demolition, roofing, finishes, specialties, related MEPF and building systems, earthwork, site utilities, hardscape and exterior improvements. The campus must remain open and accessible during construction, so coordination with the end user and the public is part of this project’s scope.

Each team was required to provide a price and a technical proposal before competing in a spontaneous exercise led by the Competition Committee. Then the top teams were interviewed by the committee.

Winners were selected in four categories:

  • Estimating
  • Project Management and scheduling
  • Quality Control
  • Safety 
An overall winner was selected based on their success in all of these areas.

PHOTOS! To see our winning teams and more from the 2018 ABC Construction Management Competition, click here

2018 Construction Management Competition Winners


  • 1st Place: Florida International University
  • 2nd Place: Colorado State University
  • 3rd Place: Louisiana State University
  • 1st Place: Florida International University 
  • 2nd Place: Colorado State University 
  • 3rd Place: Montgomery College
  • 1st Place: Florida International University 
  • 2nd Place: University of Florida
  • 3rd Place: Colorado State University
Quality Control AWARDS
  • 1st Place: Florida International University
  • 2nd Place: Ohio State University
  • 3rd Place: University of Central Florida
  • 1st Place: Montgomery College
  • 2nd Place: Texas State University
  • 3rd Place: Colorado State University
2018 Construction Management competition judges

On behalf of ABC and the construction management competition, we would like thank the judges for giving their time and talent toward making this year's competition so successful.

Balfour Beatty
Dan Brown
Gil Fullen
Tommy MacCabe, CMC Co-chair
Jesse Schmitt

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
David Brooke, CMC Co-chair
Samantha Brooke
Robert Muellner
Ahmad Naeel
Alexia Wantanabe 
Chris Wilson
Chris Woodling

Gaylor Electric
DJ Fritz

If you are interested in becoming a judge for the 2019 CMC competition, please contact Haley Moyers at or (202) 595-1974. 


Each team member and alternate must be an active undergraduate member of the chapter and actively enrolled in their college or university at the time of the CMC. Only one team per college or university may compete in the competition.  

All teams must be from an ABC student chapter in good standing.  If you are not an ABC student chapter and would like to join, please contact Haley Moyers at or at (202) 595-1974. 


Under no circumstances are teams to contact directly or indirectly the project owner, general contractor, designers, subcontractors, suppliers or any other entity referenced in the project documents or in any way affiliated with the actual project.  Teams found in violation of this requirement will be subject to disqualification.