Competitors in the Michigan Battle of the Buildings are categorized by building type and compete against alike buildings.
Education: An institution established for educating the public.
Entertainment/Hotel/Restaurant: A place that provides amusement or enjoyment, an establishment providing accommodations, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists, or a place where people pay to sit and eat meals that are cooked and served on the premises.
Financial Institution: An establishment that conducts financial transactions such as investments, loans and deposits.
Health/Hospital: An institution providing medical and surgical treatment and nursing care for sick or injured people.
Manufacturing/Industrial: An establishment that makes products on a large scale using machinery or processes raw materials.
Multi-Family: Building designed as a residence for more than one family.
Office: Building used as a place for commercial, professional, or bureaucratic work.
Other: Any establishment distinct from any of the other categories.
Place of Worship: A specially designed structure or consecrated space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study.
Retail: An establishment that sells of goods to the public in relatively small quantities for use or consumption rather than for resale.
Warehouse/Distribution Center: A commercial building for storage of goods or materials that may be stored before their export or distribution for sale.