What should we include in our project overview that is sent in with our entry form?
Include any information that you want people to know about your project. AGC of Ohio will use that information when writing the promotional materials for Build Ohio. Information can include unique aspects of the project, challenges, innovations in construction, your management style, an aesthetic description of the completed project, etc.
What should we include in the project story (2,500-word written submission)?
Include aspects of your project that best meet the Build Ohio criteria for its category. Provide as many examples as possible of how the project meets and surpasses each individual criterion. The Build Ohio criteria for each category are: Renovation, Industrial/Heavy, New Construction, Construction Management: Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job; Excellence in Client Service; Innovation in Construction Techniques or Materials; and Excellence in Project Management. The criteria in the Specialty category are: Excellence in Client Service; Meeting the Challenge of a Difficult Job; Innovation in Construction Techniques or Materials; Craftsmanship; and Performance as it relates to Schedule.
Can we include pictures within the project story? If so, how many?
Yes. The number of pictures is up to you. Photos can be placed on one page or inserted throughout the text— just try to keep it within two pages of photos. Also, if you want make sure the judges see your photos in color, provide 12 color copies of your written submission. AGC of Ohio does not make color copies of project stories submitted.
When submitting the 5-10 photos for the Build Ohio video, can we use photos printed on computer photo paper from our P.C.?
No. The photos will have to be rescanned in by AGC of Ohio, and end up looking grainy when used in the video or printed media. Your best bet is to submit your professional prints electronically or on a disk.
What types of files are acceptable for photos/logos?
Electronic photos and logos should be scanned in at a minimum of 300 dpi and saved as a psd, eps, png, or tiff. Please send graphics on a CD or Flash drive to the AGC office.
Does our project board have to be 30x40 inches and on foam core board?
Boards can be smaller than 35x45, and do not have to have a foam core base. Some companies opt to have their boards matted and framed, some use corrugated board, and some are creative with their board materials. Instead of using a rectangular board, some opt to cut their boards into shapes. Feel free to be as creative as you like. However, please understand that the AGC of Ohio staff must transport the boards to an outside location, so please don’t submit oversized boards and/or ones that weigh more than 10 lbs.