JUL 15, 2019

San Diego Chapter guidelines available online and registration opens for 2019.

AUG 9, 2019

Phase I: Deadline to register
your project, and payment is due. (Intent To Compete Form )

SEP 20, 2019

Phase II: Deadline to submit
the online application,

and supplemental materials.

NOV 1, 2019

Winners are announced at ABC
San Diego Excellence in
Construction Awards Banquet.

Your company has the opportunity to compete for honors in the construction industry’s premier annual awards program.

The ABC San Diego Chapter Excellence in Construction Awards competition recognizes the outstanding merit shop projects of the year.

All award winners will be honored on November 1, 2019 at our awards celebration at the Hyatt Regency Aventine. The ceremony will feature Eagle and Pyramid winners.

New to this year’s program are categories for design-build projects with a partnership with
DBIA-categorized as the ABC/DBIA Award; an award for “Greener Tomorrow” for the project that used sustainable products, and the Productivity Award for innovative productivity methods.


ABC Membership Required

Only ABC contractor members are eligible to enter. Projects completed through a joint venture must include a document outlining the ownership percentage and responsibilities of each partner. Include the document with the Project Information section. If the majority partner is an ABC member but not all partners are ABC members, only the majority contractor is eligible to enter. If your project was completed by a joint venture and not all parties are ABC members, contact Lisa Holme at for eligibility requirements.

**STEP Participation Required**

ABC San Diego Chapter requires that you are a STEP participant to enter your project. To apply for STEP Click Here.

Safety Policy

A company that experiences a safety-related fatality of a direct employee in the United States within the current program year (July 31, 2018 - July 31, 2019) is NOT eligible for an Excellence in Construction award. If a subsidiary is a direct ABC member versus part of a larger holding company member, then the subsidiary with a safety-related fatality is
not eligible
, but another subsidiary of the same holding company may be.

No project that involves prime, multi-prime or sub-trade contractors with a
safety-related fatality is eligible to be considered for an award. 

If there is a question regarding eligibility, the applicant may request clarification from
Lisa Holme by emailing prior to submission of the project. View the application criteria and checklist.


All applications are submitted electronically. Follow these steps below. (It is recommended you use Google Chrome to ensure program compatibility.)


Click Enter Application Portal at the top of the screen.


Then click Apply Now!


For first-time applicants, create a username and password to access the registration and application pages. If you have submitted previously, your username and password remains the same from year to year.


Complete Phase I (your intent-to-compete registration) and submit payment. You may select to pay by check or credit card.


A confirmation email will be sent to you containing the link to continue to
Phase II (the application). You may save your information as you go and revisit the application as needed.


When ready, click Save and Finalize to submit the application. Once the application is finalized, you will no longer be able to make edits. A confirmation will be emailed to you.


Watch this tutorial to learn more about the application process.
If any photos being submitted were taken by a third-party photographer, the photographer’s written authorization to use the photos is required. During the application process, you will be prompted to upload the agreement signed by the photographer.
Click here for the required agreement.
For questions regarding the application, competition or awards gala, contact Lisa Holme at or 858-203-0035

For information regarding sponsorship opportunities,
contact Membership Manager,
Lisa Holme at
or 858-203-0035

For Applicants


Contracted Scopes from winning projects:

Sample Contracted Scope 1

Sample Contracted Scope 2

Sample Contracted Scope 3


The $525 application fee is non-refundable. Be sure to review the application criteria and eligibility prior to entering your submission


The final judging rounds will take place during Monday, September 23 through
Friday, October 11. Winners will be announced at the EIC Awards gala on Friday, November 1st. Applicants will NOT be notified of their status beforehand.

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