FMI to Deliver FMI/CMAA Owners Survey Results at e-Builder User Conference

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Findings from the Annual Construction Owners Survey will be discussed at e-Builder event.

e-Builder, a leader in web-based construction management and collaboration solutions, announced that Mark Napier, a Consultant with FMI Corporation, will deliver the Sixth Annual FMI/CMAA Owners Survey during e-Builder’s Annual User Conference on November 3, 2006. FMI is the nation's largest provider of Management Consulting and Investment Banking to the worldwide construction industry. Mr. Napier brings more than 24 years of construction-industry expertise, including controllership, operations, strategic procurement, and technology.

The FMI/CMAA Sixth Annual Owners Survey collects information and opinions from more than 100 owners in both private and public sectors. According to this year’s survey, owners are making changes that are revolutionizing the construction process. However, that is not meant to indicate overnight change, rather a process revolution where roles and methods are changing the way capital projects are delivered. The design-bid-build delivery method is still used by most owners, but that isn’t their preferred method. Additionally, owners are concerned about rising prices, but the rising cost of inefficiency may be even greater than materials. This session will detail what owners want from contractors and challenge the audience to look at new ways to meet the changing needs of owners and increase profits at the same time. The presentation will take place at The Mayfair Hotel and Spa in Coconut Grove, Florida during the user conference’s opening presentations.

About FMI:

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. For more information visit http://www.fminet.org.

About CMAA:

CMAA is a national industry association whose mission is “to promote professionalism and excellence in the management of the construction process." CMAA’s membership includes twenty-five regional chapters and more than 3,000 firms and individuals throughout the country that represent all interests of the professional construction and program management industry. CMAA's national headquarters is based in McLean, Virginia, and the association’s website is http://www.cmaanet.org.

About e-Builder:

Founded in 1994, e-Builder is a leading provider of on-demand project management and collaboration solutions designed to address the unique needs of the construction industry during all phases of real estate development, construction, and operations. e-Builder combines cutting edge technology and deep industry knowledge to provide thousands of owners, architects, engineers, contractors and suppliers with ways to simplify and efficiently manage the development and construction process. e-Builder is the nationally recognized pioneer of web based software to improve communication and collaboration in construction, honored in 1995 by Engineering News-Record as one of the Top 25 Newsmakers of the year. The company is headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is backed by McGraw-Hill Construction. For more information, visit http://www.e-Builder.net

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