EIC Awards

About the Awards Program

The American Concrete Institute is a global organization dedicated to the advancement of concrete technology through research and education.  The Rocky Mountain Chapter ACI brings this same education and advancement of concrete technology to Colorado.  As part of that mission the Rocky Mountain Chapter ACI hosts the Excellence in Concrete Awards.  The program recognizes excellence in architectural and structural design as well as the unique, innovative, and sustainable uses of concrete in Colorado projects constructed from January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2020

Project Recognition

The Rocky Mountain Chapter of ACI (RMACI) will recognize your professional accomplishments at the Excellence in Concrete Awards Banquet.  The three designated project team members for each project category will be presented with an attractive Excellence in Concrete Award at the banquet.  All projects submitted will receive recognition at the awards banquet; however, winners are held confidential until the night of the event.  The RMACI will also send press releases to local and national industry related publications including the American Concrete Institute's Concrete International magazine.

The RMACI Board of Directors will select local project winners, the number at its discretion, for nomination to the ACI National Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards.  The projects will compete in an international competition with awardees being recognized at the 2021 ACI Fall Concrete Convention and Exposition in Atlanta, Georgia on October 18, 2021.


Nominations will be accepted for projects completed in the state of Colorado.

  • Nominations are accepted from any person/firm involved in the project

  • Project can utilize any type of Portland cement concrete including shotcrete, self-consolidating, roller compacted, pervious.

  • Project construction can be standard forming, tilt-up, pre-cast, shotcrete, or cast-in-place

  • Projects constructed in phases are eligible for competition at the completion of each phase as well as at the time of completion of the overall project.

Project categories

Submittals are invited in the following categories:

  • Commercial/Industrial Buildings - privately funded projects such as office buildings, hospitals, restaurants, sports facilities, malls, manufacturing facilities, warehouse facilities, parking structures

  • Residential - mutli-family or single family

  • Civic Structures - publicly funded projects such as schools, military facilities, community water parks

  • Infrastructure - bridges, tunnels, roads, water and power resources

  • Flatwork/Paving - parking lots, overlays, runways

  • Decorative Concrete – any type of project containing colored concrete, specialty hardscapes, unique finishes, etc.

  • Restoration/Repair - repair of existing concrete in lieu of replacement


An invited panel of professionals from the engineering, construction, concrete, and design disciplines will evaluate the project entries and select the winning project in each category.  The decision of the judges is final.  The RMACI and judging panel reserve the right to move an entry to another category and to present special merit awards. Entries will be judged based on the following criteria:

  • Innovative construction techniques or solutions

  • Innovative use of materials

  • Engineering merit

  • Architectural merit

  • Sustainability and resilience

  • Functionality and end use suitability

2021 Excellence in Concrete Awards Nomination Form

Refer to Criteria Guidelines for Judging and Definitions

Refer to sample project descriptions for examples of a well-developed entry.

Sample Project 1

Sample Project 2