The Excellence in Construction awards program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from across the nation, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.
National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award Winners
- Methuen Construction Co., Inc. — Construction of Long Pond Water Treatment, Falmouth, MA
National Safety Performance Pinnacle Award Winners
- Cianbro - Pittsfield, ME
National Diversity Excellence Award Winners
- United Rentals, Supplier, Stamford, CT.
“I am continually inspired by the amazing talent these ABC members and their employees display every day in the communities they build. It is an honor to recognize their commitment to world-class safety, superior craftsmanship and cutting-edge innovation,” said 2018 ABC National Chair George R. Nash Jr., director of preconstruction at Branch & Associates in Herndon, Va. “The scope of this year’s Excellence in Construction award-winning projects, from a science museum and luxury apartment buildings to a polyethylene facility and sports stadiums, proves that if it can be built, the merit shop can build it, on time and on budget.”
A panel of industry experts served as the competition’s judges. This year's panel included representatives from the Building Owners and Managers Association International, the Smithsonian Facilities Construction Division, the Construction Management Association of America, Engineering News-Record, Design-Build Institute of America and various construction-related firms nationwide.
A full list of Excellence in Construction Award winners is available on ABC’s website.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association established in 1950 that represents more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which ABC and its members work. Visit us at abc.org.