Submit Your MCA Project Excellence Nomination by November 18 and Save

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 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:
Demonstrates a commitment to MCA and its growth
Is active in MCA
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.


MCA Choice Award
The MCA Awards of Excellence committee is always searching for the best and most challenging projects in the Midwest to consider for the MCA Choice Award. The MCA Choice Award is unique as it is not a nominated award or a people's choice award. A panel of MCA members seek out challenging projects completed by MCA member companies and select the project they feel is the most deserving.

The award is presented to a project that was constructed through:
Resourceful blending or construction techniques and professionals
Evokes positive ideals through community service or historical preservation
Showcases a truly professional team effort
Spearheaded by strong leadership
Unique or visionary in design, stands out aesthetically
Achieved through an innovative blending of progressive business and financial methods
Involved creative use of materials
Utilized public and private involvement and cooperation
Completed safely with minimal injuries
The panel is currently considering candidate projects for the MCA Choice Award to be announced at the 2017 Awards of Excellence.  If you are aware of a project that might qualify for the MCA Choice Award (even if you have not been involved in the project), please email by September 20, 2016 with the following information:
Project name and location
The Developer, Builder, and/or Owner
Your Contact Information (including phone and email)

Register Today!

Reservations are required if you plan to attend the Gala on Wednesday, 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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