2018 Award Applications

7/13 – Central Texas STEP Application Deadline for EIC

7/13 – National STEP Application Deadline for EIC

The National STEP application process is online! To apply for STEP, please  click here to complete the online application. 

The online form may be used to apply for ALL levels (Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Participant); upon submission, you will receive your provisional STEP qualification level (pending final review by ABC staff). Members are REQUIRED to read and acknowledge understanding of the STEP application instructions prior to completing the online application;  you may download the instructions  here. Please fill out ALL fields of the STEP application before final submission.  

Please note: if you choose to submit the paper application contained in the 2018 STEP Instruction Book, you MUST submit the $35 application processing fee (waived for all STEP Diamond and Platinum applications) with your completed application to your local ABC chapter.

For more information about the STEP program and ABC safety resources, please visit 

For information regarding the online STEP Application, please read our 


In order to receive your National Step award at the ABC Central Texas Excellence In Construction event held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, please apply by your local  chapter's deadline


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Enter Your Company’s Best Construction Project(s)

Associated Builders & Contractors Central Texas Chapter 
Online Registration and Project Guidelines


Register your project by Friday, July 27th!


ABC Central Texas Chapter's prestigious Excellence in Construction Awards Program  spotlights the quality construction projects performed by ABC members and celebrates the outstanding success achieved in the industry. Projects built by merit shop contractors who are committed to maintaining high performance standards are vital to this competition.

ABC Central Texas Chapter contractors of all sizes and specialties are encouraged to submit their best work to be recognized for exceptional safety, innovation and design, technical ability, project management, and quality of construction.

All ABC Central Texas Chapter award winners will be recognized at our annual Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet scheduled for Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Fairmont Austin Hotel. 

Winners from our local EIC competition can go on to compete at the national level which will take place in Long Beach next March.

To be eligible for local award consideration,
the project's final application and supplemental materials
must be completed by August 30, 2018.


Click here to login and work on your Submission 

Have you registered and do you have questions about the submission?  

Contact Amy Grace Torres at 512-719-5263 or email amy@abccentraltexas.org to schedule a time to review the project guidelines and submission requirements. Help is available to assist all contractors in the submission process.

*View the entry categories here

Competition Timeline
Submit your projects for the 2018 Excellence in Construction Awards. 

Central Texas Chapter Project Submissions Deadlines

Wed, July 4, 2018 – EIC project application available online/registration opens

Friday, July 27, 2018 – Deadline to register project (Intent to submit) 

Thursday, August 30, 2018 – Deadline for completed submission

Wed, Oct. 10, 2018 – Excellence in Construction Awards Banquet

Winners from our local EIC competition can go on to compete at the national level!

National EIC Deadlines

Date projects must be completed by: Monday, Oct. 15, 2018

Deadline to register project:                Friday, Oct. 26, 2018

Deadline for completed submission:  11:59 p.m. ET, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

Winners announced:                           Late Dec. 2018

EIC Awards Gala:                               Wed, March 27, 2019 in Long Beach, CA