Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Carolinas Chapter Presents 2018 Excellence in Construction Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Carolinas Chapter honored over 70 projects collectively worth $950 million at the 17th annual Excellence in Construction Awards Gala on November 15, 2018, in Charlotte. Many of the winning projects are located in South Carolina.

The Excellence in Construction Program is the industry’s leading competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality Merit Shop construction projects. The awards recognize all construction team members on each project, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer. The winning projects, selected from entries submitted from ABC members located in North Carolina and South Carolina, were judged on complexity, attractiveness, unique challenges overcome, completion time, workmanship, innovation, safety and cost.

“The ABC Excellence in Construction Program showcases the quality construction done day-in and day-out in our communities by the industry’s leading companies throughout the country,” said Angela Latino, CEO of the ABC Carolinas Chapter.

The top honor of the Excellence in Construction Awards is the Project of the Year Award presented to a General Contractor and a Specialty Contractor member. To earn this prestigious award, contractors must demonstrate a superior level of performance in all aspects of judging.

Edifice was honored with the General Contractor Project of the Year Award for the MEDIC Headquarters & Operation Relocation located in Charlotte, NC.

Lithko Contracting was honored with the Specialty Contractor Project of the Year Award for the Buncombe County Services Building Addition and New Parking Deck located in Asheville, NC.

Other notable awards presented:

Metcon/T.A. Loving joint venture was recognized as the 2018 ABC Carolinas Green Award recipient for the Horry County Schools Energy Positive Design-Build Schools in Horry County, South Carolina.

A M King received the ABC Carolinas Design-Build Award for the Daniele Foods Expansion and Renovation located in Burrillville, Rhode Island.

Gilbane Building Company was honored with the ABC Carolinas Best in BIM (Building Information Technology) Award for the University of South Carolina School of Law located in Columbia, South Carolina.

Adams Electric was recognized with the ABC Carolinas Free Enterprise Alliance Award for the North Carolina A&T State University New Student Center in Greensboro, North Carolina.

In addition to the above, the ABC Carolinas Chapter presented 38 Eagle Awards, 22 Merit Awards, and 9 Honorable Mention Awards. For a full listing of the 2018 ABC Carolinas Chapter EIC Award recipients, visit

Associated Builders and Contractors is a national construction industry trade association representing more than 21,000 members in 70 Chapters across the United States. Based on the Merit Shop philosophy, we help our members develop people, win work and deliver work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.

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