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Putting the Best Talent on the Construction Field—
Building the Conditions for All To Succeed


The ABC National Inclusion, Diversity and Merit Excellence Awards recognize members that display exemplary inclusion, diversity and merit leadership in their company, workforce, supply chain and community with best-in-class recruitment policies, retention practices and training and mentoring programs.

Inclusion: A feeling of belonging. To value differences to achieve superior results. All are welcome, valued and included.

Diversity: An appreciation of a variety of abilities, skills and experiences. To actively seek stakeholders from diverse cultural backgrounds to achieve superior results. Giving all individuals and organizations the opportunity to compete in a fair and open market-place.

Merit: A dedication to providing opportunities for all. Creating the conditions for everyone to compete on a fair and level playing field. Every individual and organization has the opportunity to succeed based on merit.

Entry Requirements

Application Entry/Deadline
The final application form and supporting documentation must be completed online by 11:59 p.m. ET on Nov. 30, 2023.

Entry Fee
The entry fee of $395 may be submitted by credit card only. The fee is nonrefundable.

Applicants must be ABC members in good standing.


  • Associate
  • General Contractor Over $33 Million
  • General Contractor Under $33 Million
  • Small and Emerging Contractor
  • Subcontractor
  • Supplier
Important Dates

- Nov. 30, 2023: Application form and supporting documentation deadline
- Mid-December 2023: Applicants will be notified of results
- March 14, 2024: Award winners will be recognized at the ABC National Excellence in Construction Awards Gala on  in Kissimmee, Florida.

More Information
Questions? Email diversity@abc.org or call (202) 595-1505.



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