MCA Project Excellence Nomination Early Bird Deadline is November 18

Each year the Minnesota Construction Association (MCA) recognizes construction projects and members that make substantial contributions to the community and the Association through the Awards of Excellence.  
All Project Excellence Award nominations are due no later than December 12, 2016 - Early bird entry fee is $225 if submitted on or before November 18, 2016!

Project Excellence Awards

Nominations will be accepted from MCA Members in good standing during 2016 and 2017. Contractors, Subcontractors/Specialty Contractors and Construction Services Providers are invited to nominate a project completed between 2014 and 2016. The project must be substantially completed when nominated. Early bird entry fee is $225 if submitted on or before November 18, 2016. Entry fee is $325 if submitted November 19- December 12, 2016.

Nominations can be submitted for a project in each of the following categories:

  • New Project Total Value Under $15 Million. Excludes design fees, development costs and land.
  • New Project Total Value Over $15 Million. Excludes design fees, development costs and land. 
  • Renovation, Expansion or Tenant Improvement Project. Includes any modifications to an existing structure or building. 
  • Government Construction Project. Includes public schools, local, state and federally funded projects. 
  • Green/Sustainable Project. Conditions to be considered will include sites issues, water efficiency, energy reduction & effects on the atmosphere, materials & resources use, reuse of onsite materials & reduction including building reuse, indoor environment efficient use of utilities and green building cost benefit to the owner. 
  • Research, Innovation or Use of Technology. Construction "means and methods", processes or studies that advance or improve the construction industry.
  • Subcontractor/Specialty Contractor Project.Includes subcontractor or specialty work of any size or cost.

NEW for 2017!  The early bird entry process has been simplified. If you would like to take advantage of the lower entry fee, please fill out sections 1, 2 and 3 of the nomination form and submit by the early bird deadline.  Also, please submit your nomination payment when you send in the initial information.  Please complete all remaining sections by the final deadline.  No refunds will be provided if you do not submit your final information by the deadline.

To nominate a project for an award, please complete the Project Excellence Award nomination form by December 12, 2016.

A separate Payment Form must be submitted along with your nomination form (you may submit a single payment form for all nominations entries).


Member of the Year Nominations

Please consider nominating a fellow MCA member for the Member of the Year award!  We are looking for a member candidate who meets the following criteria:

  1. Demonstrates a commitment to MCA and its growth
  2. Is active in MCA
  3. Has contributed to the success of ongoing or recently completed construction projects

Nominations must include a brief statement explaining why you believe this member deserves special recognition. Please click here to complete the online nomination form by Monday, December 5, 2016.


Register Today!

Reservations are required if you plan to attend the Gala onWednesday, January 25, 2017 from 5:30-9:00 PM at the Minneapolis Marriott West. 

You may reserve a table for 8 persons for $680 or a half-table for 4 persons for $340 (members or non-members).  Individual reservations are $85 for MCA members or $95 for non-members.    
Registration deadline is January 11, 2017.  All attendees must register in advance; onsite registration will not be available for this event.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

You can help make the Annual Awards Gala a night to remember by becoming a sponsor!

Sponsorship opportunities include:

  • Dinner Sponsor - $450
  • Wine Sponsor - $300
  • Post-Gala Cocktail Party Sponsor - $250
  • Dessert Sponsor - $200
  • Reception Sponsor - $150
  • Signage Sponsor - In-Kind

To become a sponsor, please complete the Awards Sponsorship Form and return it by January 6, 2017.

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