Ft. Lauderdale, FL – June 29th, 2008 – e-Builder, provider of web-based capital program and project management software to North America’s largest building owner/operators and AEC firms, today announced that Mark Bridgers, Consultant with FMI Corporation, will present its next executive webinar, “Inflection Point – Defining the Future of the Worldwide Construction Market,” on July 16, 2009. To register, please visit this link:
An inflection point is defined as a moment of dramatic change, especially in the development of a company, industry, or market; a point on a curve at which the curvature changes sign. Mr. Bridgers will discuss how FMI has begun taking a formal look at the industry’s current inflection point through scenario planning -- the development of a series of scenarios that describe potential futures for the construction industry. The research, investigation, and formal presentation of the scenarios is being led by AMI and its founder Lou Marines. Lou and AMI joined forces with FMI during 2007 to provide a set of strategic services to both the design and construction industry. Webinar participants can learn how the potential implications of each scenario will rock the foundations of architects, engineers, contractors and owners or buyers of construction services over the next 10 to 20 years. During the one-hour webinar, Mr. Bridgers will share the trends, drivers and themes used to develop four scenarios and how senior managers running organizations in the construction industry can use this knowledge to position your firm to benefit rather than suffer during this period of change.
Annually, FMI and CMAA conduct a facility owner’s survey to better understand the trends and issues most effecting owners’ perceptions and application of design and construction service providers. In 2009, the study will focus on understanding owners’ perspectives of the implications of four potential scenarios.
FMI is the nation's largest provider of Management Consulting and Investment Banking to the worldwide construction industry. Founded in 1953 by Dr. Emol A. Fails, FMI delivers innovative, customized solutions to contractors; construction materials producers; manufacturers and suppliers of building materials and construction equipment; facility owners, managers, and developers; engineers and architects; surety companies; and industry trade associations.
FMI's experienced professionals provide services in the areas of strategic planning, leader and organizational development, business development, compensation planning, strategic research, mergers and acquisitions, private equity financing, project partnering and teambuilding, and management and supervisory training. For more information, visit www.fminet.com.
The Advanced Management Institute for Architecture and Engineering (AMI) provides architecture, engineering and related consulting and design-firm leaders with the resources and guidance for developing healthy, high-performance organizations that consistently achieve successful results for the firm and their clients. AMI joined forces with FMI in February 2008 to expand upon FMI’s decade of service to professional design firms.
AMI helps firms educate and develop their leaders, and create positive environments where people can flourish and productively serve their clients and communities.
Known for integrity, high-level problem solving and cutting-edge thinking, AMI has been a trusted advisor to architecture and engineering firms since 1989. AMI's decades of experience and research with A/E/C firms across North America have helped develop methods for creating positive, sustainable change that can enhance firm performance and culture as well as employee behavior and satisfaction and help bring business strategies to life.
AMI's experienced team is committed to helping organizational leaders create leadership-development and succession processes, lead change initiatives, strengthen performance-management and educational systems, and help executives improve their leadership skills. For more information visit http://www.ami-institute.com/.
e-Builder is a leading provider of web-based, capital program and project management software to North America’s top facility owner/operators, architecture, engineering, and construction firms. The company’s flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, provides clients like The Methodist Hospital System with a fully configurable and integrated system to automate, standardize, and simplify complex business processes. The executive dashboards and reporting tools provide visibility and tighter control over cost, schedule and scope across their entire portfolio for on-time, on-budget project delivery. Since 1995 e-Builder’s technology and industry focus has provided thousands of owners, architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers with solutions that help reduce costs, mitigate risk, and improve the planning, design, and construction lifecycle. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit www.e-Builder.net.