Reference Categories for Excellence in Construction

ABC reserves the right to change an entry's original category if deemed necessary. ABC also reserves the right to redistribute the contract volume levels within a category.

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.

Healthcare

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.

Other Construction

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. 

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.

Other 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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