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Important Dates:
July 3, 2017 - Online Portal Open

July 31, 2017- Phase I Deadline (intent to submit and payment due)

September 29, 2017 - Phase II Deadline (Complete project submission due)

Mid October, 2017  - Judging Begins

End of October, 2017 - Winners Notified (excluding Project of the Year Awards)

October 27, 2017 - ABC National Phase I Intent to submit due for the Carolinas Chapter 

November 16, 2017 - 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.
Need help? Take a look at our
FAQ section
or contact your ABC support staff or EIC co-chairs:

Michelle Lewter, ABC

Monica Wilson, EIC Co-Chair

Erin Branham, EIC Co-Chair

Excellence in Construction

November 16th 2017

Excellence in Construction is a yearly awards banquet where general contractors and specialty contractors submit their projects to be recognized by the industry.  The banquet offers the opportunity for the entire project team to be recognized and celebrate their efforts. The event sells out at 700 attendees, of general contractors, specialty contractors, owners, and architects.

      ABC Carolinas’ Excellence in Construction program is the premier competition within the Carolinas construction industry that recognizes outstanding construction projects built by ABC members. The Excellence in Construction Awards celebration honors Carolinas members’ most innovative and high quality construction projects, and safety programs.  Each year, ABC Carolinas members nominate their best projects with an application and full online submission describing the unique and quality characteristics of their projects. The projects 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 an Eagle Award. ABC Carolinas also recognizes three category awards: the Carolinas Green Award, the Carolinas Design-Build Award, and the Carolinas Best in BIM Award. We celebrate all award-winning projects at the annual EIC Awards Banquet, held the third Thursday of each November. The EIC Awards Banquet also reveals the Carolinas Project of the Year, one for general contractors and one for specialty contractor projects. If you’re interested in learning more about EIC, or have questions about the application or process, please contact Michelle Lewter at

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 a General Contractor 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.