BuiltWorlds and FMI Corporation partner on robotics and automation research in the design and construction industry

Partnership to deliver thought leadership and fresh insights on how technology is revolutionizing the design and construction industry and impacting the built environment.

CHICAGO (Oct. 4, 2017) – BuiltWorlds, a community and network for forward-thinking leaders in the built environment (architecture, engineering, construction, real estate, and other buildings and infrastructure-related industries), today announced its strategic partnership with FMI Corporation (FMI), the leading provider of management consulting and investment banking services to engineering and construction, infrastructure and the built environment. Under the terms of the partnership, FMI will collaborate with BuiltWorlds to drive insights, research and forward-looking perspectives on the adoption of robotics and new business models across all aspects of the design and construction industry.

FMI and BuiltWorlds plan to develop quarterly reports on various topics, distributed through the BuiltWorlds community and FMI’s industry network to further education and awareness among all industry stakeholders. FMI will also be a leading presenter, session facilitator and key participant at various BuiltWorlds events, including the 2018 Summit on April 11-13 and the Machines Conference on May 3.

Scott Winstead, president of FMI’s Management Consulting group, stated, “At FMI, we think that the competitive forces that are driving transformation and innovation inside our industry reflect a long-term trend that will continue to accelerate. The partnership with BuiltWorlds offers exciting opportunities to explore how technology applications and business models continue to change in our industry, and we look forward to delivering compelling research and insights around this topic.”

“The access to data and key insights this partnership yields will be a game-changer for our community and the industry at large,” said Bryant Donnowitz, BuiltWorlds partnership executive. “Our goal through this and all of our partner agreements is to deliver the most compelling, data-rich and thought-provoking content to our community and the industry.”

About FMI: For nearly 65 years, FMI has been the leading management consulting and investment banking firm dedicated exclusively to engineering and construction, infrastructure and the built environment. FMI serves all sectors of the industry as a trusted advisor. More than six decades of context, connections and insights lead to transformational outcomes for clients and the industry. FMI helps you build your foundation for tomorrow and optimize your business for today. Industry Focus. Powerful Results. For more information, please visit www.fminet.com. Follow FMI on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About BuiltWorlds: Since its inception in 2014, BuiltWorlds’ mission — to be the catalyst for progress and innovation in the built environment — has never wavered. Today, it is a community and network for stakeholders in the many built sectors to come together and move the needle forward. Through its events, ecosystem, and supporting video and written content, BuiltWorlds is providing the tools, knowledge, inspiration and connections to grow careers, companies and the greater industry. For more information on the BuiltWorlds community and network, visit www.builtworlds.com