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.

For details and to register for the 2020 ABC Construction Management Competition click here.  

Schools competing in the 2020 Construction Management Competition:

  • • Alfred State College (Empire State Chapter)
  • • Auburn University (Alabama Chapter)
  • • California State University, Long Beach (Southern California Chapter)
  • • California State University, Fresno (Northern California Chapter)
  • • Clemson University (Carolinas Chapter)
  • • Colorado State University (Rocky Mountain Chapter)
  • • East Carolina University (Carolinas Chapter)
  • • Ferris State University (Western Michigan Chapter)
  • • Florida Institute of Technology (Florida East Coast Chapter)
  • • Florida International University (Florida East Coast Chapter)
  • • Kent State University (Northern Ohio Chapter)
  • • Lawrence Technological University (Southeastern Michigan Chapter)
  • • Louisiana State University (Pelican Chapter)
  • • Montgomery College (Metro Washington Chapter)
  • • Pennsylvania College of Technology (Central Pennsylvania Chapter)
  • • Purdue University (Indiana/Kentucky Chapter)
  • • University of Florida (Florida Gulf Coast Chapter)
  • • Texas A&M University (Greater Houston Chapter)
  • • Texas State University (Central Texas Chapter)
  • • University of Central Florida (Central Florida Chapter)
  • • University of Cincinnati (Ohio Valley Chapter)
  • • University of North Florida (Florida First Coast Chapter)
  • • University of Northern Iowa (Iowa Chapter)
  • • University of Tennessee (Greater Tennessee Chapter)
  • • University of Wisconsin - Platteville (Wisconsin Chapter)
  • • University of Wisconsin - Stout (Wisconsin Chapter)


2020 ABC Construction Management Competition Schedule

Friday, Jan. 10, 2020    
Midnight Registration Deadline  
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020    
Midnight RFP Release to Teams  
Wednesday, Mar. 25, 2020    
8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration Open Level 2 of Convention Center
5:30 - 7 p.m. Opening General Session  
7:30 - 9:30 p.m. Opening Night Celebration  
Thursday, Mar. 26, 2020    
6 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration Open Level 2 of Convention Center
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. CMC Breakfast and Team Set Up  
8:30 - 9 a.m. CMC Welcome and Orientation  
9 - 11 a.m. CMC Step II  
11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CMC Competition Lunch Exhibit Halls A & B
12:30 - 3:30 p.m. CMC Step II Continued  
3:30 - 5 p.m. CMC Written Exam  
Friday, Mar. 27, 2020    
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CMC Presentations  
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. CMC Debrief  
5 - 7 p.m. Careers in Construction Awards  
7:15 - 10 p.m. Closing Night Celebration  

Competition Overview

The ABC Construction Management Competition provides competing teams an opportunity to experience an actual project that exhibits unique characteristics and issues. Participating teams assembled a general contracting firm that represented their school and ABC Student Chapter in the competition. 

The 2020 competition will focus on the selection of a general contractor for a project based on price and technical proposal. The selection will be facilitated in three Steps.

Step One – Price and Technical Proposal consists of pre- competition work that provides the team an estimated project cost and demonstrates overall experience and capability in constructing the project.

Step Two – Competition Day consists of a spontaneous exercise led by the CM Competition Committee.

Step Three – Teams that are shortlisted move to the interviews which consist face-to-face discussions between the team’s leadership and the Competition Judges.

2019 Construction Management Competition Committee & Judges

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

Balfour Beatty
Bruce Capon
Sam Fakih
Erica Frandsen
Tommy MacCabe - CMC Co-chair
Tatiana Samuel

Kevin DeHaas
Justin Wood

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
David Brooke - CMC Co-chair
Ryan Burbach
Mariah Cooney
Ryan Dirvin
Morgan May
Robert Muellner
Chris Wilson
Chris Woodling - CMC Committee member

Gaylor Electric
DJ Fritz

McCarthy Building
Alex Belkofer - CMC Committee member

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Construction Management Competition Committee or a Judge for the 2020 CMC in Nashville, please contact Haley Moyers at or (202) 595-1974.