The Associated Builders and Contractors and Business Social have partnered for a program called Map ABC.

For the first time, the association said it will provide the public with a virtual illustration of the volume and diversity of projects ABC member companies are building nationwide.

During the months ahead, national and individual state maps will offer specific information on U.S. construction projects being built by ABC member firms, showcasing their economic impact. In addition, viewers will be able to click on each individual construction site to view a description of the project, including photographs and drawings, the project’s status and principals involved.

“This dynamic new initiative will demonstrate the tremendous influence construction projects have on the nation’s economy and job creation,” said ABC President and CEO Mike Bellaman. “Through participation in this new initiative, ABC member firms will show the public, developers, owners and elected officials how they are building America.”

Now operating as a pilot program in four ABC chapters, all 75 ABC chapters will have the opportunity to develop a chapter-specific map illustrating the construction activity in that area.  Each construction project will be connected through social media outlets such as LinkedIn and Facebook, providing greater visibility and networking opportunities, ABC said.