William S. Spragins
As a principal with FMI, Bill has worked with a variety of construction organizations and projects of all sizes since joining FMI in 1987. Bill's consulting engagements have included the development of project-specific collaborative team processes, organizational evaluation and development, and strategy.
Bill has been FMI's national practice leader for project-specific partnering and teambuilding since the early 1990s and delivers an approach focused on collaboration and accountability at all levels of the organization. He has implemented these processes on some of the largest and complex general building and infrastructure projects in the Western Hemisphere, several of which have been featured on the cover of Engineering News Record. These projects include multiple project delivery types including traditional, design-build and CM at Risk and have involved owner-designer-contractor relationships as well as internal joint venture relationships. He assisted several federal and state government agencies in developing their partnering programs in the 1990s and helped introduce the partnering process to Australia. Bill's work has helped outstanding project teams earn industry recognition such as the AGC Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award, the National Quality Initiative Achievement Award and numerous state awards.
Bill has contributed articles to such industry publications as Construction Business Review, The Daily Pacific Builder, Dodge Construction News, The Daily Journal and The Contractors Management Journal. He has been a speaker at functions for numerous associations, including AGC, DBIA, ABC, ASCE and CFMA.
Bill holds a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, from St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y., and spent a semester studying in Nairobi, Kenya. He holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Denver.