ABC Student Chapter

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Student Chapter

A National Trade Association at Florida Tech!

The mission of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) student chapter at Florida Tech is to enhance the personal and professional development of its members, to uphold Florida Tech educational standards and support the needs of the local community. This dynamic student organization offers students many benefits to membership including:

  • Local and National Networking Opportunities
  • Summer Internships in Construction Management
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • General Contractor (GC) Licensing Exam Guidance
  • ABC Student Chapter of the Year award Competition
  • Annual Construction Management Competition (CMC)

Florida Tech students chose to partner with ABC because it is a national construction industry trade association consisting of nearly 70 chapters and 21,000 chapter members. Through many education and training programs, ABC helps its members develop people, win work, and deliver projects safely, ethically and profitably.

Not only does being an ABC student chapter member benefit students while in college but it remains a valuable resource throughout one’s career. Students and graduates find opportunities to attend ABC networking events and dinner-meeting events where they can network with professionals to secure internships and job opportunities.

In addition to the benefits of helping to prepare our students for professional practice, ABC membership is an outstanding opportunity for fellowship and mentoring among our students. Frequent tours, service projects and meetings give all students an exceptional venue for fellowship and new students an excellent opportunity to partner with upper-class students for mentoring and guidance.

ABC's Construction Management Competition (CMC) is a hallmark competition that promotes careers in construction management. The competition provides a significant learning opportunity while fostering an environment that brings out the best in each team. The competition encourages dialogue among students and drives the students to conquer the challenges they meet. The CMC is designed to challenge construction knowledge, time management, organizational and presentation skills with a project that contains aspects in project management, estimating, safety and quality control.

There is no cost to join the ABC Student Chapter at Florida Tech and the benefits are long-lasting. As an ABC student member, students are held to the same standards as an industry member, but receive almost twice as many benefits.