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Associated Builders & Contractors San Diego Chapter 
Online Registration and Project Guidelines

Register your project by Friday, August 9, 2019

The Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards Program spotlights the quality construction performed by ABC members and celebrates the outstanding suceess achieved in the industry. Projects built by merit shop contractors who are committed to maintaining high performance standards are central to this national competition.

ABC San Diego Chapter contractors of all sizes and specialties are encouraged to submit their best work to be recognized for exceptional safety, innovation and design, technical ability, project management, and quality of construction.

Current entrants can review the guidelines here.

Entry Eligibility and Preregistration Checklist 

Scoring, Guidelines and Tips for Success

Entry Categories

Safety Submission Requirements

Apply for 2019 STEP - a key part of Excellence in Construction and your company's safety recognition


Click here to login and work on your submission 

Have you registered and do you have questions about the project submission? Contact Lisa Holme at 858.203.0035 or email lisa@abcsd.org to schedule a time to review the guidelines and submission requirements. Assistance is available to all contractors in the submission process.

*View the entry categories here

**The project entry fee includes two tickets to the Awards Celebration on November 1, 2019, one trophy/award per project, and project promotion.



  • Friday, August 9, 2019 – Intent-to-Compete/Registration and payment deadline
  • Friday, September 20, 2019 – Project submission deadline
  • September 23 to October 11, 2019 – Judging takes place
  • Friday, November 1, 2019  ABC San Diego Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet at Hyatt Regency La Jolla At Aventine. Winners will be announced at the event, and not notified beforehand.



  • Monday, October 15, 2019 – Date construction of the submitted project must be completed
  • Friday, October 25, 2019 – Phase I: Deadline to register your project (intent to compete)
  • Friday, November 22, 2019 – Phase II: Deadline to submit the final application, supplemental materials and payment. 
  • Mid-December 2019 – All applicants will receive an email detailing the results
  • Thursday, March 26, 2019 – 30th Annual National Excellence in Construction Awards Gala in Nashville, Tennessee