The ABC National Student Chapter Network (NSCN) connects local ABC chapters to colleges and universities with construction related degree programs with the ultimate goal of building the construction management pipeline and mentoring future leaders of the construction industry.

At the local level, ABC chapters facilitate the interaction of ABC member firms with student chapters through a variety of industry association and school events, including regular membership meetings, guest speakers, internships, community service projects, fundraisers, career fairs/career awareness events, job site tours, and other activities.

As a member of an ABC student chapter, students are given the opportunity to become more knowledgeable about the construction industry while learning the importance of the merit shop philosophy and free-enterprise through active association involvement. Involvement in the student chapter provides interaction with ABC National and chapter staff, member contractors, faculty and staff, and students with similar interests and career goals.

Are you ready to build the construction management pipeline?

Student Benefits 

Connect with ABC members
• Meet and work with ABC members and chapter staff.
• Participate in ABC membership events.
• Volunteer with a local ABC chapter.
• Compete in ABC’s annual Construction Management Competition.
o Complete sponsorship proposals to secure funding to compete in the CMC
o Opportunities to hold a leadership role on the CMC team

Join the ABC National Student Chapter Network
• Over 40 ABC student chapters across the country 
• Officer positions available in each student chapter 
• Student Chapter of the Year award 

Chapter Benefits

Support the career growth of future construction industry leaders 
• Share the ABC mission, philosophy and vision with the next generation. 
• Host workshops on professional development. 
• Facilitate interactions between student chapters and member firms, as well as ABC committees and students. 
• Represent your chapter on school campuses.  

Member Benefits

Play an active role in mentoring future construction industry leaders. 
• Meet and mentor students who will be tomorrow’s construction leaders 
• Develop young professionals and future ABC leaders. 
• Network with students at ABC chapter events.

ABC Construction Management Competition 

The ABC Construction Management Competition (CMC) is a hallmark competition that promotes careers in construction management. The competition is designed to challenge construction knowledge, organization, time management, and presentation skills. This competition gives the nation’s top construction management students a glimpse into the real world of construction, as well as an opportunity to showcase their talents. In addition to providing a significant learning opportunity, the competition fosters an environment that will bring out the best in each team; encourage dialogue among the students; and foster team spirit as students rise to meet this challenge. 

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ABC Student Chapter of the Year Award

The ABC Student Chapter of the Year award recognizes an outstanding ABC Student Chapter for their accomplishments in programming, community service, communications/public relations, and interaction with its sponsoring ABC Chapter during the academic year.  

Submissions for the 2019 Student Chapter of the Year are now open! Click here to submit a nomination. All nominations must be submitted by Friday, January 3, 2020. Winners will be announced at ABC Convention 2020.


Want to start a student chapter? Contact Ashley Weaver at a[email protected]

ABC National Student Chapter Documents 

Click on the boxes below to download the provided NSCN documents.