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The Construction Management Competition is ABC’s hallmark competition promoting careers in construction management. Sponsored and supported by ABC members, the CMC features teams of four college and university students testing their project management, estimating, safety, quality control and presentation skills.

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Tuesday, March 26
6 a.m.-6 p.m.
Registration Open - Convention Center Atrium
4-5 p.m.
Competitor Reception in Exhibit Hall
5:30-7 p.m.
So nice, we’re doing it twice. ABC is bringing the “wow” factor back to Long Beach for the opening of ABC Convention 2019. This upbeat, energetic session featuring entertainer Sekou Andrews, the world’s leading poetic voice, is the perfect opener for the merit shop event of the year.
(Open to all attendees) 
7-9:30 p.m.
Long Beach, often referred to as California’s Urban Coast, is full of surprises, and we have a few in store for you at the Opening Night Celebration. Join us on the Terrace Theater Plaza for a night of food and entertainment.
(Included with full social or full convention registration but can be bought a la carte) 
Wednesday, March 27
7:30-8:30 a.m.
CMC Breakfast and Team Setup - 104 BC
8:30-9 a.m.
CMC Welcome and Orientation - 104 BC
9-11 a.m.
CMC Step II - 104 BC
11 a.m.-12 p.m.
NCC/CMC Lunch - Exhibit Hall
12-3 p.m.
CMC Step II - 104 BC
3-4 p.m.
CMC Written Exam - 104 BC
Thursday, March 28
8:30-11:30 a.m.
CMC Presentations - 104 A
1-3 p.m.
CMC Debrief - 104 BC
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Merit Shop Proud. That sums up the inspirational Careers in Construction awards, where competitors and winners of the National Craft Championships, Construction Management Competition, Student Chapter of the Year, Craft Professional of the Year, Craft Instructor of the Year, and Young Professional of the Year will be honored and celebrated.
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Say goodbye to Long Beach and hello to Nashville, Tennessee, the home of ABC Convention 2020. Known as “Music City” for its country and rock music and everything in between, Nashville is also foodie heaven and has a vibrant arts scene. At the Closing Night Celebration, you’ll get a glimpse of what’s waiting for you March 23-27 in Nashville.
(Included with full social or full convention registration but can be bought a la carte)