Carolinas EIC

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Important Dates:
June 8, 2018 - Phase I Open

July 20, 2018- Phase I Deadline (intent to submit and payment due)

September 21, 2018 - Phase II Deadline (Complete project submission due)

Mid October 2018 - Judging Begins

End of October 2018 - Winners Notified (excluding Project of the Year Awards)

November 15, 2018 - EIC Awards Banquet

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

Register Your Project Here
Click here for the online application

Have Questions About Submitting for EIC?

Contact your ABC support staff or Erin Branham, EIC Chair:

Carolinas EIC Awards

The ABC Carolinas 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 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. ABC Carolinas also recognizes three specialty awards: Carolinas Green Award, Carolinas Design-Build Award, and Carolinas Best in BIM Award.

The annual EIC banquet, held the third Thursday of each 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 banquet, Project of the Year Award winners are announced, one for a general contractor and one for a specialty contractor.

Click here to download a preview of the EIC Application.

National EIC Awards

Any project that wins a local ABC chapter Eagle or Merit Award is eligible to submit to the ABC National 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.

General Contractor Project of the Year

Brasfield & Gorrie - AvidXchange

Specialty Contractor Project of the Year Finalists

Lithko Contracting - Carolina Square

Free Enterprise Award

Frampton Construction - BAH/SPARC
Renovation & Expansion

Carolinas Green Award

M. B. Kahn - Richland School District Two
Institute of Innovation

Carolinas Design-Build Award

Balfour Beatty - Francis Marion University
Luther F. Carter Center for Health Sciences

Carolinas Best in BIM Award

Barnhill Contracting Company - Hill Hall
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Awards Presented

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 Green Award recognizes any project for environmentally "green" techniques, product use, and challenges overcome.

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.

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