On July 23,
2018, Ford, Bacon & Davis’ own John Fish, Director-Project Support
Services, was presented with the prestigious James B. Porter, Jr. Award, at the
Construction Industry Institute’s (CII) annual conference, held at the JW
Marriott in Indianapolis, IN.
established in 1983 with a goal to improve the competitiveness of US businesses
in the global market. The mission of the organization is to "inspire owners,
service providers, and academia to collaborate through research to produce best
practices and implementation resources, creating innovative solutions that
tangibly improve safety and capital efficiency.”
annually selects an individual who displays traits and leadership qualities of
James B. Porter, Jr., former chair of CII, and the first recipient of the
"James B. Porter, Jr. Award for Technology Leadership”. The award is presented to someone who takes a
leadership role in identification, investigation, and implementation of
technology, which will add value for the construction industry.
for the award included:
technology awareness contributions to the construction industry.
of the highest degree of personal dedication to the development and advancement
of technology within the capital projects industry.
leadership position in the construction industry from which others can be
influenced by example and direction.
record of accomplishment that brings distinction to the recipient, the
organization with which he or she has been associated, and to the industry at
personifies what the James B. Porter, Jr. Award is all about. I have known him
since 1981. He has innovation leadership in his DNA,” exclaimed Rick Moore,
President of Ford, Bacon & Davis, LLC.
140 owners, engineering and supplier firms, who are members of CII, and more
than 560 people attending the annual conference, John remarked "I have
been active in CII since 1994 and FIATECH (who merged with CII on January 1,
2018) since 2007, serving as a member of the Board of Advisors, and working on
research teams with some of the finest minds and leaders of our industry.” He
continued,"This education in leadership and innovation is one that you
cannot get anywhere else on the planet.CII focuses on researching and
documenting industry best practices.FIATECH focuses on the identification
and implementation of technology. When you have the opportunity to blend
best practices with technology you have a part in creating the future for our
industry. I was blessed."
Dr. Stephen Mulva, CII Director, presents John Fish with the James B. Porter, Jr. Award at the annual CII conference.