ABC's Construction Management Competition (CMC) is the hallmark competition that promotes careers in construction management.  The competition is sponsored in part by the Trimmer Construction Education Foundation (TCEF) and 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.


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

Join us this year in Orlando, FL at the 2017 ABC Leadership Week!

2016 Competition Highlights

ABC student chapter members from colleges and universities across the nation came to Dallas, TX to compete in the 2016 Construction Management Competition, held during ABC's 2016 Leadership Week. This year the competition drew competing teams from 23 colleges and universities. Students worked in teams of four in an intense day-long competition, taking part in a bid day drill. Prior to the event, teams prepared a project schedule and developed a safety plan, then came prepared to adjust their work based on changes to the project, such as site logistics. Ten finalist teams were chosen to verbally present their submission to a panel of judges acting as owners' reps and design professionals.

2016 Competition Winners


  • 1st Place: Colorado State University
  • 2nd Place: Florida International University
  • 3rd Place: Ohio State University
  • 1st Place: Florida International University
  • 2nd Place: Colorado State University 
  • 3rd Place: Ferris State University
  • 1st Place: California State University- Long Beach
  • 2nd Place: Missouri State University
  • 3rd Place: Florida International University
  • 1st Place: Florida International University
  • 2nd Place: Ohio State University
  • 3rd Place: Colorado State University
Quality Control AWARDS
  • 1st Place: University of Florida
  • 2nd Place: Ferris State University
  • 3rd Place: Ohio State University
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.

2016 Construction Management competition judges

Balfour Beatty
Tommy MacCabe

DPR Construction
Wes Schreiber
Jeremy Wiginton 

Hensel Phelps Construction Co.

Nick Abay
David Brooke
Tim Davis
Scott Meredith 
Jonathan Tseu
Chris Wilson
Chris Woodling

L&C Insulation 
Steve Sjolander

Robins & Morton
Brian Hale

S & B Engineers and Constructors, Ltd
Mike Stilley

If you are interested in becoming a judge for the 2017 competition, please contact Haley Moyers at or (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.”

Intent to Compete is now closed. 
Haley Moyers
(202) 595-1974