ABC Carolinas Chapter EIC

The ABC Carolinas Chapter Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards is a yearly competition in which general contractors and specialty contractors submit their projects for recognition. The EIC program is the premier competition within the Carolinas construction community that recognizes outstanding projects ABC members have built.

Each year, ABC Carolinas Chapter members nominate their best projects via an online application describing the unique characteristics and quality of their projects.  Applications are judged by impartial members of the construction industry, including prominent engineers and architects, according to the criteria for each award. Awards given in any category may be an Honorable Mention, an Award of Merit, or a first-place Eagle Award.  The ABC Carolinas Chapter also recognizes two specialty awards:  ABC Carolinas Design-Build Award and ABC Carolinas Best in BIM Award.

The annual EIC Awards Gala held in November is an opportunity for entire project teams—including owners, design and engineering partners—to be recognized and collectively celebrate all award-winning projects.  At the Gala, Project of the Year Award winners are announced for a general contractor and for a specialty contractor.

Click Here to View the 2021 Rules and Application

ABC National Excellence in Construction Awards Program

A project awarded an ABC Carolinas Chapter Eagle or Merit Award is eligible to submit to the ABC National EIC Awards competition. To learn more about eligibility requirements and important dates and deadlines, visit their website. To learn best practices for your application, check out this video.



Carolinas Design-Build Award

A M King
 Southern Foods Meat, Seafood and Cheese Processing Facility

Specialty Contractor Project Of The Year

Adams Electric
Levine Cancer Institute Expansion

Free Enterprise Award

Adams Electric 
Cone Health Women's and Children's Center at Moses Cone Hospital

Chapter EIC Presentation of Awards

Carolinas Project of the Year recognizes the single project that best exemplifies the contributions of quality construction in the Carolinas and is selected from the Eagle Award recipients in both the General Contractor and Subcontractor/Specialty categories.

Free Enterprise Award recognizes the General Contractor with the largest number of ABC members working on the project

Eagle Award recognizes the first place General Contractor and Subcontractor/Specialty Contractor winner in a category.

Merit Award recognizes up to three additional General Contractor and Subcontractor/Specialty Contractor projects in a category

Carolinas Best in BIM Award highlights exemplary BIM case studies to honor projects that excel in the use of Building Information Technology.

Carolinas Design-Build Award highlights construction efforts that exhibit best practices of the design-build delivery method and how collaborative relationships between project stakeholders advance the practice and profession of the construction industry. The award is designed to honor projects that excel in the use of the design-build method.

2021 Important Dates:

July 6 - Phase I Intent to Submit Opens

August 13 - EIC Phase I Intent to Submit Closes

September 22 - EIC Phase II Complete Submission Deadline

November 4 - EIC Awards Gala - UNC Charlotte Marriott Hotel and Convention Center

Have Questions About Submitting for EIC?

Contact Kristen Powell, Regional Director:

Register Your Project Here

2021 Registration Opens July 6

Submission Fees:

There is a $250 application fee for any projects being submitted for EIC consideration. Projects may also be considered for the "Best in BIM", and "Design-Build" awards, for an additional $150, per category

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Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 69 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.