Student Organizations About Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. is the largest professional construction association devoted to the merit shop contractor.
The local industry chapter is the ABC Rocky Mountain Chapter, which provides leadership for the front range of Colorado’s construction industry through comprehensive apprenticeship, craft training, legislative advocacy and a wide variety of member services. The student ABC chapter at CSU works very closely with the Rocky Mountain chapter. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the club, please feel free to contact any of the officers.
- President – Chris Martin
- Vice President – Zac Frazier
- Treasurer – Justin McIntire
- Secretary – Wyatt Greible
- Historian – Sean Furst
T-Shirts – $15
Polo Shirts – $30
Hardhats (members) – $18, Hardhats (non-members) – $20
Fill out and print the ABC membership application and submit to the Construction Management Front Office (102 Guggenheim Hall). Cost is $15/semester or $25/year.
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Competition Team
ABC hosts a Project Management competition separate from the ASC competitions. This is a national competition held at the ABC convention in which schools across the country compete. The ABC national convention lasts five days during the spring semester and consists of the project management competition, trade competitions, ABC professional meeting, daily socializing/networking events, and many other activities. Each year, students from the ABC student chapter at CSU compete in this event.
Competition Team Requirements
Participation on the CSU ABC competition team requires a significant time commitment from each team member. Students will work as a team to prepare a project management plan, a bid package, a project schedule, a quality management plan, and a project-specific safety plan. Desirable team members are current CM students possessing identified strengths and work experiences in one or more of the areas listed. Team positions include Project Manager, Superintendent, Estimator, Safety Coordinator, and a team alternate.
Application requirements and timelines are published each fall semester. Hard copies of these materials are to be submitted as a packet. Electronic copies will NOT be accepted. Application packets should be addressed to ABC student chapter and delivered to the CM Front Office (102 Guggenheim Hall). Generally, the following application materials are required along with participating in an interview process:
- Name and current contact information
- Current Resume
- Anticipated Graduation
- Classes you have completed
- Class schedule
- A cover letter that describes why you want to be on the team
- Statement of skills and how you would contribute to the team