Viewpoint Digital Contractor Roadshow Salt Lake City

When: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Where: Salt Lake Marriott Downtown at City Creek
75 S W Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

The Viewpoint Digital Contractor Roadshow is a series of interactive, educational, innovative, and intimate networking events that will cover key trends and pain points facing the construction industry. The series will offer attendees a way to hear from industry experts and peers on how to overcome challenges; network with peers, industry leaders, and Viewpoint; and the opportunity to ask questions and share your own insights.


    • 11:00AM - 11:30AM - Registration & Complimentary Lunch Served
    • 11:30AM - 11:45AM - Welcome & Program Introduction
    • 11:45AM - 12:35PM - Guest Keynote Speaker, Ryan Howsam, FMI
      • The Evolving E&C Risk Environment: Results of the AGC/FMI 2019 Risk Study
        In this session we’ll review the results of the 2019 AGC/FMI Risk Study. The research sheds light onto the shift toward in-house design, including perceived benefits and challenges of building in-house design capabilities. We’ll provide insights into contractors’ perceptions around current and future risks, reveal how companies are managing risk differently, and compare this year’s results to our research from over the last three years.
        Learning Points:
        • Discover the trends driving contractors to increasing in-house design capabilities, the various approaches and the associated risks and benefits for each
        • What the key risk management tools being implemented in today’s construction firms
        • How firms adapting to the fast-changing technology environment from a risk management perspective
    • 12:35PM - 12:45PM - Break
    • 12:45PM - 1:30PM Viewpoint - What's New, What's Next
    • 1:30PM - 2:15PM - Customer Panel
    • 2:15PM - 3:00PM - Demonstrations & Networking

Attendance is complimentary, but space is limited so please save your seat and register today! Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions, or if you would like to register someone other than yourself.

More about your Guest Keynote Speaker:

Ryan Howsam, CRIS, LEED AP BD+C, Principal - FMI

Ryan is a principal with FMI. He works across many disciplines with specializations in risk management services and strategic planning. He facilitates a variety of FMI peer groups, leading executives and CEOs and next-generation/emerging leaders, with in-depth focuses on specialty groups, including human capital, business development, CFOs and self-perform work, to name a few.

He delivers strategic plans and business assessments while driving implementation on all aspects of contractors’ corporate functions, including, but not limited to, finance, business development, project execution, human capital as well as risk management programs utilizing subcontractor default insurance, enterprise risk management, project risk assessment and rolling contractor controlled insurance programs. Working with a variety of construction firms and projects of all sizes across North America, his expertise couples a risk management view with strategic planning focused in the areas of financial management, marketing and business development, human capital and productivity improvement to enhance profitability.

Ryan is a Certified Risk and Insurance Specialist (CRIS®) and a LEED Accredited Professional in building design and construction (LEED AP BD+C®) with more than 15 years of experience within the real estate and construction industry. He is a sought-after speaker on a variety of strategy and risk topics with articles in publications such as the CFMA Building Profits Magazine and Construction Executive, and is a regular contributor to the FMI Quarterly. Prior to joining FMI, he worked in the club and resort development arena in Telluride, Colorado, as well as in the construction fields of concrete, framing and roofing in the Rocky Mountains. This background allows Ryan to draw upon diverse perspectives when collaborating with contractors to succeed in varied and challenging business environments.

Ryan analyzes companies’ corporate structure and risk management programs from the macrolevel view of their business models to the microlevel strategic management processes to understand competitive forces and to develop strategic competitive advantages. Ryan holds both a Master of Science in real estate and construction management and an International Master of Business Administration in corporate finance from the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from Vanderbilt University.

“Viewpoint is the partner that can support our business 20 years from now.”

Bud Bowden, Controller, DooleyMack Constructors of GA, Inc.