Preparing for the Next Downturn

When:  Sep 10, 2019 from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM (ET)
Associated with  Mass, Boston, MA

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It is not a matter of if, but when, the next downturn will occur. Whether it’s next year or five years from now, if your company waits until the downturn is here, it may be too late. Now is the time for your company to prepare! This presentation will reveal how the best managed construction companies are diversifying work, shoring up their business practices, leveraging technology and developing contingency plans to be prepared.


Learning objectives:

  • How to balance sources of construction work
  • The importance of maintaining disciplined business practices
  • Why it is important to invest in technology now
  • The concept of Plus-minus Budgeting
  • Ideas for Contingency Planning


Who Should Attend:      

  • Construction Executives
  • Construction CFO’s and Controllers
  • CPA’s, Surety Bond Brokers/Underwriters and Bankers




   Herb Brownett, CCIFP
President, Brownett & Associates, LLC


Herb is the President of Brownett & Associates, LLC, a construction financial management and technology consulting firm. A CFMA member since 1988, Herb has been National Chairman of CFMA, National Chairman of the ICCIFP and President of the Greater Washington DC Chapter. He is currently active with the Philadelphia Chapter. He holds CCIFP Certificate #1 and is a recipient of the CFMA Danny Parrish Leadership Award and the ICCIFP Vision and Leadership Award. Herb is a frequent presenter at various CFMA Conferences and Chapters. A contributing author to CFMA Building Profits magazine, he has also been published by the Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation and Construction Executive Magazine.

Event Sponsor:


Chapter Sponsors:




Sheraton Needham Hotel
100 Cabot Street
Needham, MA 02494

Pricing Information

Registration Price
CFMA-Member $50.00
Non-CFMA-Member $65.00


John Hastings