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2017 Excellence In Construction Awards
October 12, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
2017 Excellence in Construction Awards
Join us as we celebrate the very best in the construction industry!
The Excellence in Construction Awards program honors the outstanding quality construction produced by members of ABC North Florida. Please join us in honoring merit shop contractors for their outstanding achievements in our industry. ABC members are encouraged to invite their entire project team including architects, engineers, owners and developers to this program. We’ll also be honoring our Chapter Safety award winners as well as our 2017 STEP recipients.
Thursday, October 12, 2017
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Augustus B. Turnbull III Florida State Conference Center
555 W. Pensacola Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1640
6:00-7:00 PM Cocktail Reception
7:00-9:00 PM Awards Ceremony & Dinner
Each entry must follow the entry requirements outlined below. You may email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only ABC members are eligible to enter. If your project was completed by a joint venture and not all parties are ABC members, email email@example.com for eligibility requirements.
Number of Entries
There is no limit to the number of entries in any category. Members may also enter more than one category, but any single project can only be entered in one category. Entries must clearly specify in which category and level the project is being entered in.
Joint Venture Projects
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.
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 this policy and application requirement, the applicant may request clarification from the EIC Committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org prior to submission of the project.
Completion of Project
To be eligible for award consideration, the project must be completed after November 20, 2015 and before or on October 12, 2017. Completion is considered date Certificate of Occupancy is issued. The project can be geographically located anywhere, but must have been managed from the ABC North Florida member’s office. Previously submitted projects are not permitted to be entered again.
Project Entry Information
1. All submissions will be submitted online via the electronic submission information included below.
2. Submission Deadline – All entries must be completed online no later than close of business Wednesday, September 27, 2017. Each entry must be complete at time of submission.
3. Project Entry Fee – Each project entry must be submitted with credit card payment or a check in the amount of $345 made payable to ABC North Florida. Payment must be received on or before September 27, 2017. ***The $345 application fee is non-refundable. Be sure to review the application criteria and eligibility prior to entering your submission.***
Mailing Address for Payment
ABC North Florida
1535 Killearn Center Blvd, Suite B-1, Tallahassee, FL 32309
Electronic Submission Steps
All applications are to be submitted electronically following the below steps:
*It is recommended you use Google Chrome to ensure program compatibility.
- Click Here to Submit Your Entries this will open the EIC Awards Application. 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.
- Once you have completed your EIC Awards Application, click Add to Cart. You may then select to pay by check or credit card.
- A confirmation email will be sent to you containing a receipt for your submission fees.
- Once you have completed the application, you can view your completed applications under the My Applications section of your profile. You will then be sent to the confirmation screen that will have an area at the top in a red box that says “Your Application Requires Additional Information – Click Here” Once you click on that link it will take you to the submission information for your project. This can also be found under the “Needs Attention” under My Applications. 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.
**All entries will need to fill out and attach the Project Entry Qualifications and Photo Release. This form is avilable via the link provided. **
**Note:The three categories below can be found under “Local Only” in the Category drop down menu**
General Contracting: Mega-Projects
Specialty Contracting: Electrical Projects
Specialty Contracting: Mechanical Projects
Watch this six-minute tutorial to learn more about the application process.
2017 ABC North Florida EIC Judging Criteria
Overall Presentation and Conformance to Entry Requirements – 5 points
Each entry will be judged on overall presentation and conformance to entry requirements. Keep the following in mind:
• Uploaded documents should be pleasing to the eye and legible. Points will be deducted for type that is too small to easily read.
• Points will be deducted for grammatical errors, spelling mistakes and other typographical errors.
• Be sure to utilize all allowable space to demonstrate why your project deserves an award.
Contracted Scope – 10 points
Ensuring legibility when selecting font design and size, provide a description (no more than one full page) of the scope for this project with the following information:
§ Type of construction
§ Size of project
§ Contract value
§ Length of project
§ Percentage of labor that is self-performed
§ Any subcontracted work performed by fellow ABC members, suppliers or associates/industry professionals, if applicable.
Describe the opportunities you provided to the construction community to participate based on merit.
Provide contact information below for any subcontracted work performed on this project, including contractors, suppliers, associates/industry professionals. Be sure to note if the company is an ABC member.
Project Narrative – 30 points
Ensuring legibility when selecting font design and size, provide a written narrative (no more than four pages) indicating why this project is special and why it qualifies for a national award. The focus of the narrative should be the construction (i.e. erection, installation, modification, grade footprint, etc.) of the project. Be sure to include the following items:
§ Describe any innovative programs relating to quality control
§ Describe any innovative programs relating to scheduling
§ Describe any value analysis/engineering process used on the project
§ Indicate any special obstacles you overcame in completing the project
§ Describe any difficulties or extenuating circumstances encountered in completing the project
§ Describe any innovative programs or methods relating to productivity (see below)
*Four pages is highly recommended and photos/images may be incorporated*
Photographs – 8 points
Submit up to 10 high-quality photographs below (jpg format only). It is recommended to include photos that are relevant to the challenges and solutions outlined in the narrative. To obtain maximum points, all projects should include “in progress” photos in addition to the completed project. Renovation and restoration projects should include “before and after” photos as well.
Single jpg files may include up to two photographs, but no more than four files should include split images.
Provide a descriptive caption for each file in the text box provided, but keep the photograph free of any labels, captions, and/or borders/framing.
Ensure the photographs are free of any safety violations.
Ten photographs are strongly recommended. Files should be a minimum of 300 DPI resolution and in jpg format. No PDFs are allowed.
Project Safety – 31 points
Did the applying member company have a safety-related fatality in the United States within the current program year specified by the chapter?
No company that experiences a safety-related fatality of a direct employee in the United States within the current program year specified by your local chapter rules is eligible to submit a project.
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.
References – 10 points
Include up to 10 letters of recommendation from third-parties involved with the project, such as the owner and design team. If the owner is unable to provide a letter of recommendation due to company policy, upload a letter from the owner on their letterhead stating they are unable to provide a reference (this letter will qualify for only five points).
General contractors must submit letters from at least the owner (or the general contractor’s prime contracting entity, if not the owner) and the architect. If submitting in an industrial category, general contractors must submit letters from at least the owner (or the general contractor’s prime contracting entity).
Specialty contractors must submit a letter from at least the general contractor. If not working under a general contractor, specialty contractors must submit a letter from at least the owner. Second- and third-tier subcontractors must at least submit a letter from their prime contracting entity.
Letters will be assessed for their level of quality (content and position of author). In some cases, a single letter could earn the maximum number of points; however, additional letters are highly recommended.
Supplemental Materials – 2 points
Provide any miscellaneous supporting materials such as diagrams and other graphics, media coverage, other awards and promotion. You may upload up to five single pages. The five pages may be in one file, or up to five separate files.
AQC – 2 points (Optional)
If your company is designated as an ABC Accredited Quality Contractor (AQC) member in the current program year, upload a copy of the company certificate. The certificate must indicate the chapter that you are submitting your project through since AQC membership is chapter specific. If necessary, a copy of the certificate may be requested by emailing AQC@abc.org.
Note that AQC status is not required to submit for an Excellence in Construction award.
STEP Participants – 2 points
This section is optional.
If your company is a Safety Training Evaluation Process (STEP) participant, upload a copy of the company certificate(s) from the current program year, as well as any year(s) the project was performed.
If your company does not have an electronic copy of your STEP certificate(s), contact your ABC chapter. Please note that requests will be processed in the order in which they are received; be sure to put your request in early.
STEP participation is not required to submit a project for an Excellence in Construction Award.
For more information about STEP, visit abc.org/STEP or email ABC chapter.
Specific questions may be directed to the ABC North Florida office by sending an email to email@example.com or calling the office at (850) 385-0060.