The respected industry leaders at this event will share their insights into a selection of topics that are immediately relevant to Engineering and Construction companies in the current, increasingly challenging construction environment.

Lee Smither, a principal at FMI, will talk about the benefits of partnership on Human Resource Development, a critical topic considering the obvious talent scarcity in the industry and NYS Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte will provide guidance for creating equitable and mutually beneficial MWBE partnerships. Steve Jones will share findings from multiple Dodge studies about construction project performance, risk management and other key trends that successful companies are leveraging to stay competitive in this dynamic market and Joe Hogan, VP of Building Services at the AGCNYS, will discuss the mechanics behind setting up meaningful and successful joint venture partnerships.
We’re looking forward to seeing you on April 19th.

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EVENT SPEAKERS

Lee Smither

Principal, FMI Consulting

As the principal of FMI’s people development practice, Lee will discuss the tangible benefits of partnership on human resource development within cooperating firms.
A tangible, and often unforeseen benefit of partnership is the resulting enhancement of professional skills and competencies in respective work forces.
Lee will also discuss people development as a solution to the talent shortage in the construction industry.

Rodneyse Bichotte

Assembly Member NYS 42nd District

As Chair of the oversight of Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) subcommittee, Assemblymember Bichotte will talk about the benefits of creating equitable and mutually beneficial WMBE partnerships.
She will discuss how partnerships should benefit each organization by adding tangible value to their overall organizational goals, and how important it is for partners to contribute to the goals of their partner organizations.
Rodneyse will also discuss new legislation designed to help improve procurement practices in the industry.

Steve Jones

Senior Director, Dodge Analytic

The global construction industry is rapidly transforming and Dodge Data & Analytics is the world leader in tracking these trends, conducting cutting edge research and publishing compelling findings in its SmartMarket Report series. Stephen Jones, Senior Director of Industry Insights Research for Dodge will present findings from multiple Dodge studies about construction project performance, risk management, safety culture and other key trends that successful companies are leveraging to stay competitive in this dynamic market.

Joe Hogan

VP, Building Services, AGCNYS

Joe will talk specifically on what partnering companies should consider when entering into a Joint Venture.
He’ll explore the short term and long term strategies for JV’s such as size, bonding, geography, expansion of skills and reputation, along with how to effectively manage expectations to avoid overlap and inefficiencies.
Other discussion points will cover contractual considerations such as insurance and he’ll identify the keys to forming legitimate and meaningful Joint Venture’s between Majority and Minority firms.

CONTACT

If you’d like more information on the Construction Partnership Forum, or on the speakers for the event please feel free contact Kathy Alix at INDUSTRI.
Kathy.Alix@IndustriAgency.com 917-887-2442

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