Ready to submit your project?


Use the below checklist to make sure you are prepared to submit

  • Check your project eligibility:

    • Project completed between Jan. 1, 2022 and March 10th, 2023

    • Trade projects must be self-performed by the company entering the project

    • No project with a safety related fatality, regardless of contractor trade, can be considered for an award
      (please reference Fatality Rule, Part A and Part B in safety section)

  •  A detailed description of your project; include why it is worthy of an excellence award

  •  Feature photo

  •  Endorsements and recommendation letters from the owner and/or general contractor

  •  Promotional or publicity content

  •  A minimum of 5 digital photos and a maximum of 10 are required at the time of entry – Please submit combination of BOTH landscape and vertical pictures.

  •   Project Safety Information to include OSHA Forms 300 &
    300A and Safety & Health Policy Manual

  •  List of subcontractors and suppliers

  •  A $250 application fee, per application, due at the time of submission.

Rules & Eligibility

Program Overview
ABC Greater Baltimore’s Excellence in Construction Program (EIC) is a yearly self-nominating award, where projects and project teams are judged based on the highest standards of integrity and craftsmanship. For questions or inquiries about your project’s eligibility, please contact Brittany Chaapel.

Eligibility
Any licensed general contractor, specialty contractor or construction manager member of ABC Greater Baltimore may enter. Subcontractors acting as the general contractor on the project entered are also eligible. No project is eligible that was subject to a requirement that contractors enter into an agreement(s) with any labor organization as a condition of performing work. No project with a safety related fatality, regardless of contractor trade, can be considered for an award.
 

Company Fatality Rule, Part A:
A company that experienced a safety-related fatality of a direct employee in the United States within the current program year is not eligible for an EIC award. [This rule disqualifies a company.]

Company Fatality Rule, Part B:

A company that experienced a safety-related fatality of a direct employee in the United States
during the three years before the current program year is required to provide additional information regarding action
that has been taken following the fatality. [This rule requires a company that experienced a safety-related fatality up to three years prior to submission provide details of the investigation following the fatality and demonstrate that corrective actions—procedural and cultural—have been taken to enhance the company’s overall safety practices.]


Project Fatality Rule:

A project that involves prime, multiprime or subcontractors with a safety-related fatality is not eligible to be considered for an EIC award. [This rule disqualifies a project, regardless of which contractor experiences the fatality on the job.]

 

The project must have been completed between the dates of January 1, 2022 and the deadline to apply, March 10, 2023. Projects must be located in one of the following Maryland counties: Anne Arundel, Baltimore City, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, Montgomery or Prince George’s. All trade categories entered must be self-performed by the company entering the project.

 

Digital photo files must accompany each entry. Acceptable formats are png, jpg, and jpeg. You must submit a minimum of 5 photos and a maximum of 10. Please submit a combination of BOTH landscape and vertical pictures. Professional photography is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, as they will be used in marketing material for the program as well in video presentation at the awards ceremony. If you need assistance with booking professional photography, please contact Brittany Chaapel.

 

Project teams (project managers, owners, architects, etc…) must be available for a tour and interview on the day of judging, Thursday, May 18, 2023. Failure to have a team assembled for this interview is grounds for disqualification from the program.

 

If you have colleagues interested in joining our judging team, please contact Brittany Chaapel.

All entries must be completed and submitted by the given deadline of Friday, March 10th, 2023. Once projects have been judged by the judging team, projects will go before the EIC task force for final review and scoring. Projects will be given awards based on a numerical metric and
put into awards categories as follows:

Diamond Excellence
Platinum Excellence
Gold Excellence

 

For projects that are awarded a Diamond Excellence, will be required to have project teams (project managers, owners, architects, etc…) available for an in-studio video interview on one of the two (2) assigned days, August 1st OR 16th, 2023. Failure to have a team assembled for this interview is grounds for disqualification from the program.

 

All awards that meet our above criteria will be honored in one of the three award categories and are invited to celebrate with their team and colleagues at our Excellence in Construction Awards dinner on Thursday, Oct. 12th, 2023 at Maryland LIVE! Casino. The EIC task force reserves the right to disqualify entries without a fully completed entry form or for those projects that do not fit the above criteria. A $250 non-refundable application fee, per application, is due at the time of project submission. Companies may submit as many projects as they would like, in which fit the above criteria.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
Deadline for entry: Friday, March 10th, 2023
Judging day: Thursday, May 18th, 2023
In-Studio Video Shoots (for project team, clients/owners): August 1st & 16th, 2023
Awards Presentation: Thursday, October 12th, 2023 at The Hall at Maryland LIVE! Casino