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Sponsorship

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Madeleine Dashiell
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Excellence听In Construction听Awards Gala

The Excellence in Construction Awards celebration honors the nation's most听innovative and high-quality听construction projects听and world-class听safety, inclusion, diversity and merit programs. The best merit shop projects of 2023听were听celebrated on Thursday, March 14, 2024, in Kissimmee, Florida at听the34th听annual EIC Awards gala. You can see more information about the winners on our .

The 2024 EIC National program听application will open this summer.

Thank You to Our Program Sponsor

Learn more about our proud program sponsor, the . The Trust provides employee benefits, plans and services to 老牛影视member companies and chapters, with with听more than 60 years of experience helping construction companies navigate the ever-changing benefits landscape. The Trust staff includes noted experts on employee benefit design, compliance, prevailing wage regulations and other benefits issues that impact the construction industry. The Trust is well known for its unique proprietary plans, top-shelf customer service and commitment to helping 老牛影视members improve their benefits offerings.

2024听Program听Dates and Deadlines

  • Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2024鈥揇ate by听which construction of the submitted project听must be completed
  • Friday, Oct. 25, 2024鈥揚hase听I:听Deadline to register your project and submit payment (intent to compete)
  • Friday, Nov. 15, 2024鈥揚hase听II:听Deadline to submit the final application.听Applicants will have until 11:59 p.m. ET to finalize all applications.
  • Dec. 18, 2024鈥揂ll听applicants will receive an email detailing听the results.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2025Winners will be听celebrated at the 35th 听Annual National听Excellence in Construction庐 Awards Gala in听Las Vegas, Nevada.
Eligibility & Criteria


老牛影视Membership Required:
Only 老牛影视contractor members are eligible to enter.听Projects completed through a joint venture must include a document outlining听the ownership percentage and responsibilities of each partner. Include the听document with the Project Information section. If the majority partner is an听老牛影视member but not all partners are 老牛影视members, only the majority contractor听is eligible to enter. If your project was completed by a joint venture and not听all parties are 老牛影视members, email [email protected] For eligibility requirements.

Safety Policy:
A company that experiences a safety-related听fatality of a direct employee in the united states within the current program听year (Oct. 16, 2022-Oct. 15, 2023) is not eligible for an excellence in听construction award. If a subsidiary is a direct 老牛影视member versus part of a听larger holding company member, then the subsidiary with a safety-related听fatality is not eligible, but another subsidiary of the same holding company听may be.

Furthermore, all EIC award winners have a continuing duty to inform 老牛影视of a safety-related fatality that occurred after the end of the current program year until the time of the awards program. Such a fatality will nullify the EIC award. After the judging process and prior to the awards program, 老牛影视will request that an award winner confirm that a safety-related fatality did not occur. Failure to respond to the request will also nullify the EIC award.

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

老牛影视chapter award winner:
If the company鈥檚 local 老牛影视chapter has an awards听program, the project must have won the equivalent of first or second place at听the chapter鈥檚 most recent competition. An exception to this requirement may be听granted if the applicant submits a letter from the 老牛影视chapter president听explaining the reason the project qualifies to be entered at the national award听level; For example, the chapter does not have an award category for the听applicant鈥檚 project or the chapter does not hold a competition.听

If there is a question regarding eligibility, the听applicant may request clarification from the national EIC committee by emailing听[email protected] Prior to submission of the project.

how to apply

All applications are submitted听electronically following the below steps:
*Google Chrome听is recommended听to ensure program compatibility.

  1. Click the听Enter Application Platform button听at the top of the page.听
  2. Then click Apply Now!
  3. For first-time听applicants, create a username and password to access the registration and听application pages. if you have submitted previously, your username and password听remains the same from year to year.
  4. Complete phase I鈥攜our intent-to-compete registration鈥攁nd submit payment. Credit card payment is required; checks are no longer accepted.
  5. A confirmation听email will be sent to you containing the link to continue on to phase II鈥攖he听application. you may save your information as you go and revisit the application as needed.
  6. 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听confirmation will be emailed to you.

Watch this 听to learn more about the application听process. and, check out these training videos:

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Important note:听the $595 application fee is non-refundable. Be sure to听review the application criteria and eligibility prior to entering your听submission.


judging and winner notifications

The final judging rounds will take place during the first听week of December and applicants will be notified of the results听via email during the week of Dec. 18.

  
Categories
Awards are offered in the following categories:
Projects with members performing as general contractors or construction managers:
Mega-Projects includes all projects more than $100 million, regardless of type, whether General Contractor or Construction Management.
Commercial includes office buildings, banks, retail facilities, hotels or mixed use buildings.
Community/Public Service includes philanthropic projects, regardless of type, that enhanced the community, using substantial resources donated by the contractor. Entries should include information detailing the donated resources.
Federal Government/Military includes all projects owned by the Federal Government, with the exception of transportation infrastructure and utilities.
Health Care hospitals, assisted living, nursing homes and other licensed medical facilities.
Historical Restoration/Renovation restoration of buildings that are registered as historical, or are eligible to be registered as historical, on a state or the national registry of historic places.
Industrial category covers manufacturing plants and facilities, refineries and similar types of construction.
Infrastructure-Heavy covers projects streets or highways, dams, bridges and parks.
Institutional covers buildings built for colleges, elementary or secondary schools, churches, local government structures; with the exception of healthcare facilities.
Pre-Engineered Building encompasses commercial, industrial and institutional building projects where the primary structure is a pre-engineered metal building. Previous winners include an indoor skating complex, a boat manufacturing plant and an office/warehouse facility. Entries should include information regarding the extent of the project this is pre-engineered (i.e. are there conventional components or portions of the building?) The contractors role on the project (i.e. supply and erect steel, general contractor or design/builder) and why a pre-engineered building was utilized.
Public Works/Environment covers water treatment plants and sewage treatment plants.
Renovation includes the renovation or restoration of non-historical, existing buildings with more than 50 percent of square footage that has been renovated or restored.
Residential covers single-family homes and multi-family projects and condominiums, including independent living retirement communities.
Special Projects includes construction not specifically referred to in the above, such as theme parks, skate parks, water parks, zoos, and other unique types of projects.
Projects with members performing as specialty contractors:
Community/Public Service includes philanthropic projects, regardless of type, that enhanced the community, using substantial resources donated by the contractor. Entries should include information detailing the donated resources.
Electrical covers any electrical contract more than $10 million.
Electrical - Commercial contracts less than $10 million for electrical systems in a facility built for the benefit of people comfort and occupancy such as: office buildings, hospitals, schools, shopping centers, call centers, multi-family residential, hotels, convention centers, fountain features in a commercial facility, sports arena and stadium, fire or security alarms, parking lots, medical laboratories or renovation in an existing facility.听
Electrical - Industrial contracts less than $10 million including electrical systems built for the purpose of facilitating processes or manufacturing. Examples are manufacturing plants, processing plants, clean rooms, data centers, printing and processing centers, airports, animal facilities or electrical renovation in an existing industrial facility.
Exterior includes masonry, precast, stone and all other exterior finishes.
Interior Areas to include but not limited to are as follows: Metal stud and gypsum, Ceiling finishes, Painting and wall coverings, Other wall finishes and flooring. It is our intent to award based on degree of complexity and high end finishes showcasing the abilities
Mechanical covers any mechanical contract more than $10 million.
Mechanical - Commercial contracts less than $10 million for mechanical systems in a facility built for the benefit of people comfort and occupancy such as office buildings, hospitals, schools, shopping centers, call centers, multi-family residential, hotels, convention centers, fountain features in a commercial facility, sports arenas and stadiums, medical laboratories or mechanical renovation in an existing commercial facility.
Mechanical - Industrial contracts less than $10 million for mechanical systems built for the purpose of facilitating processes or manufacturing. Examples are manufacturing plants, processing plants, clean rooms, data centers, printing and processing centers, animal facilities or mechanical renovation in an existing industrial facility.
Sitework/Landscape/Hardscape covers interior or exterior landscaping and parking lots.
Specialty Construction covers construction not specifically referred to in the above specialty categories, such as roofing, fountain features or artistic scaffolding.

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