PARTNERS 2018

Associated General Contractors of America

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. AGC represents more than 26,000 firms, including over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty-contracting firms. More than 10,500 service providers and suppliers are also associated with AGC, all through a nationwide network of chapters.

BRAYN Consulting LLC

We are the UK’s largest and best known housebuilder. Last year we built 17,395 homes, helping more people to get onto the housing ladder. We are also the only major national housebuilder to be rated as 5 star by the Home Builders Federation for eight years in a row, which shows our commitment to quality. We employ over 6,000 people and have a turnover in excess of £4bn. With 2018 being our 60th anniversary year we are proud to have helped so many families make their home.

BRAYN Consulting LLC

BRAYN Consulting LLC is a consulting firm that supports CPA firms and their clients in taking full advantage of specialty tax credits and incentives, including R&D tax credits, incentives related to cost segregation of commercial property, 179D Energy Efficient Commercial Building Deduction, 199 Domestic Production Activities Deduction, fuel excise & sales/use tax recovery, and production & construction incentives. Our professionals include former IRS, Big-4 accounting firm, and industry and national tax firm technical experts. We assist in the review, documentation and substantiation of R&D, perform cost segregation/repairs, and provide uniquely effective IRS audit defenses.

Comfort Systems USA

BuiltWorlds is a network. We believe in innovation through collaboration, to push the built industry forward. The built world is powered by our oldest industry — one that is slow to move and slow to change. With every connection we make and every event we hold, we’ve seen the value of starting conversations and bringing people together, first hand. Through our events, ecosystem, and supporting video and written content, BuiltWorlds is providing the tools, knowledge, inspiration, and connections to grow careers, companies, and the industry.

Construction Financial Management Association CFMA

The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) is the only nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the educational needs of today’s construction financial professionals. Established in 1981, CFMA’s General Members represent all types of contractors—including general contractors and specialty trades—as well as developers, construction managers, architects, engineers, principals, and material and equipment suppliers. Associate Members include professionals in the accounting, insurance, surety, software, legal, and banking industries, as well as any other specialist who serves in the construction industry. CFMA currently has more than 8,200 members in 98 chapters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Comfort Systems USA

Comfort Systems USA is a nationwide company that provides commercial HVAC, mechanical and electrical contracting to customers ranging from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Houston, TX, our subsidiary companies all across the country can build, service or retrofit systems for virtually any building – from schools and museums to high-rise office buildings and hospitals – even industrial plants that manufacture everything from potato chips to computer chips.

D Brown Management helps construction contractors grow profitably. Headquartered in Northern California with locations throughout the U.S., the company provides a comprehensive scope of management advisory solutions to construction clients nationwide. Areas of focus include strategy, tactical planning, operations management, labor productivity, workflow, financial management, technology, talent management and business development. With D. Brown Management, organizations can improve processes, productivity, and ultimately profitability.

DSA Technologies has helped provide innovative, practical and wide-ranging IT solutions for businesses and the IT challenges they face for more than 25 years. At DSA Technologies, we focus on a key premise: “Ask questions, then solve problems”.  Technology issues aren’t difficult to solve if you have the right consultation help and ask the right questions within the organization.  We focus behind the scenes so you focus on what matters.

Free Bird Film is a production company and social enterprise based in the United Kingdom. From story-boarding to colour grading, cinematography to sound design, pre-production to post-production, we guarantee the highest quality film content at the best rates. We specialise in the creation of corporate, commercial and music videos, and coverage of a wide-range of events. We are also a social enterprise, and use a quarter of our profits to produce films for NGOs and other social enterprises that promote social justice.

JBKnowledge develops cloud, mobile and wearable technology solutions and is the maker of the SmartBid construction bid software, SmartCompliance COI and compliance management software, SmartReality augmented and virtual reality mobile app, and SmartInsight construction network. JBKnowledge offers professional services including: IT staff augmentation; strategic consulting; enterprise application and software development; mobile and wearable applications; research and development outsourcing; and BIM services. JBKnowledge serves construction clients on an international basis.

Trimble

Founded in 1949, Southland Industries is one of the nation’s largest MEP building systems experts providing innovative yet practical solutions through a holistic approach to building performance. Advocating a design-build-maintain model, Southland specializes in the design, construction, and service of mechanical, plumbing, fire protection, process piping, automation and controls systems, as well as comprehensive energy services needs. As a company that has always prided itself on innovation and collaboration, Southland continues to pave the way as an industry leader in sustainability and energy efficiency so as to improve the way buildings are designed, built, and maintained.

Trimble

Trimble’s MEP Division, a part of Trimble Buildings, is a leader in providing integrated software and hardware solutions for the MEP contractor and engineer. By connecting key workflows between estimating, design, fabrication, and installation, Trimble helps MEP contractors reduce project risk while increasing overall productivity and efficiency.  Combined with deep domain knowledge in sub-trades as well as expertise in positioning technologies, Trimble offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions for today’s MEP contractor. Learn more at mep.trimble.com.

Since 1989, we’ve been recognized for three things: Quality, Safety and Reliability. Since 1989, WestCor Companies has established a dynamic presence in the construction industry, in Nevada, California, Arizona, and beyond. Evolving to reflect the needs of our customers as well as increased construction activity, WestCor Companies expanded and refined its services by creating several divisions. Today, our companies include WestCor Framing, Coronado Concrete & Masonry, All City Material Placement and Mountain West Group, a full-service real estate brokerage.

COINS Foundation is the not for profit organisation of the COINS group. We use enterprise to address issues of social justice and to create a better and more sustainable future. We are committed to supporting social enterprises and businesses with a social mission and believe that economic and social value should be intertwined. Through business, social enterprise and the charities that we support, we can be an example of the art of the possible.

COINS Construction Industry Solutions

Construction Industry Solutions provides enterprise software for the construction industry including contracting, home building & property development, engineering, service & facilities management and equipment/plant management. COINS supports over 62,000 users in 21 countries from its headquarters in the United Kingdom and offices in the United States, Ireland, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates.

 

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