2020 Build Washington Awards

Application Guide: Construction Excellence Category

All Build Washington Awards applications must be submitted through this online platform.
Please note that once you start the process of applying for an award, you will not be able to navigate away from the form.
Below are the general conditions, rules, timeline and questions you will need to be aware of in preparation for the online submission.

General Information

All AGC of Washington General Contractor and Specialty Contractor members are encouraged to submit award entries. Please note that Associate members may apply in the DBE Business of the Year category. If necessary, prior to submitting an award, please ensure the project owner has approved content, and authorizes AGC to use the information in press releases and promotional opportunities

Finalists in each category will make a live presentation on the project before a panel of judges. Finalists in outlying areas will have the option to participate via conference call. Finalists in each category will compete for the Grand Award for Construction Excellence. Grand Award winners are ineligible to win in consecutive years.

All award notifications will be sent out via mail prior to the awards The Grand Award recipient will be announced at the awards banquet. Awards will be presented to the winning company, primary design company, owner’s representative and project owner in recognition of the entire team. If the contractor wishes to have additional entities recognized for their contributions, the award cost will be incurred by the contractor.

The Grand Award honors “the best of the best” among this year’s entries. The Grand Award recipient will be selected by judges from the first-place award winners across all categories upon completion of oral presentations.


The submitted project must be located in Washington. The project’s date of owner acceptance must be between October 31, 2018 and January 31, 2020. Any company with a jobsite fatality will be ineligible. General Contractor and Specialty Contractor members may apply in multiple categories with different projects. Only one category is allowed per project. For jointventure projects, the joint venture or both entities must be a member(s) of AGC of Washington.


March 2, 2020 – All award entries due via the on-line entry process.
March 13, 2020 – AGC notifies all participants via mail and email of judges result.
March 17, 2020 – Finalist oral presentation with judges panel.
March 27, 2020 – AGC notifies all finalists of judges decisions.
May 13, 2020 – Awards banquet, Museum of Flight.


Be aware that submitted photos should be appropriate to represent your company in print, on-line and event media. Award applications are not complete without 2-4 photos, and will not be considered without them.

At least one photo should be included of your safety leaders, a notable project team or other appropriate subject. Photos should be of sufficient size and resolution to be used for print and digital uses, JPG or PNG format, with a file size of no more than 5MB.

AGC reserves the right to use any Build Washington Award photo submission for the promotion of the event, including press announcements. If submitted photos were taken by a third-party professional photographer, the submitting firm is responsible for providing AGC with the name of the photographer for photo-credit purposes.

On-line submittal information (this is the content you will need to have on-hand prior to beginning the application)

Project Name (this if the official name of the company that will go on the award)
Project location
Project description (150 words maximum)
Primary designer of record (if applicable), contact name, email, address.
Owner, contact name, email, address
Owner’s representative (if applicable), contact name email, address.
Question 1 – Provide details that demonstrate your company’s innovation, expertise and high-quality work on this project. Provide explanations of specific challenges and the strategies used to overcome them. These might include value engineering, technology, community partnerships, environmental sensitivity and/or any other noteworthy aspect of the project. (500 words max; 1 to 10 points)
Question 2 – What was the safety/loss record on this project? Discuss any specific challenges or successes. (250 words max; 1 to 5 points)
Question 3 – What evidence can be provided that indicates a high level of client satisfaction on this project? (250 words max; 1 to 5 points)

Project Manager of the Year award

Candidate’s name
Company name
Employed by company since ____.
Narrative-Response Question (500-word maximum each):
Please provide a description of the nominated project manager. This information should include why person is being nominated, a description of innovative ideas that helped overcome challenges, and his/her project safety record.