News IBTS Teams with RSM McGladrey to Support Stimulus Projects

June 01, 2009 - Herndon, VA: The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) and RSM McGladrey Inc. have teamed up to support government efforts to create jobs, promote economic recovery, and invest in public projects to enhance infrastructure as outlined in the American Recovery and Investment Act of 2009.

IBTS, a not-for-profit technical services organization, helps governments manage challenges, risks, and opportunities in the construction environment, serving as a bridge between the business community and government. Together with CPA firm McGladrey & Pullen, RSM McGladrey is the fifth largest accounting, tax and business consulting firm in the United States (Accounting Today).

IBTS and RSM McGladrey will focus their joint efforts on helping local and state governments and federal agencies meet the unprecedented accountability requirements of the stimulus act through comprehensive inspection and financial auditing services.

IBTS Chief Executive Officer Ashok Goswami said the IBTS-RSM McGladrey team brings a unique blend of skills to support government efforts to stimulate the economy.

"During these tough economic times when all eyes are on federal, state, and local government, we believe the combined expertise of IBTS and RSM McGladrey will help governments achieve the best outcomes from their stimulus investments," Goswami said.

For information about services offered jointly by IBTS and RSM McGladrey, contact William Whiddon at wwhiddon@ibts.org.

ABOUT IBTS: The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) helps build stronger communities by partnering with state and local government. It combines technical expertise and business acumen with a public purpose. IBTS has a staff of more than 100 engineers, architects, technicians, and disaster response and recovery experts with a broad range of experience and certifications in the building and technology environments. IBTS's work is guided by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from the National Governors Association, the Council of State Governments, the National Association of Counties, the National League of Cities, and the International City-County Management Association.

ABOUT RSM MCGLADREY: RSM McGladrey is a leading professional services firm providing accounting, tax, and business consulting. RSM McGladrey operates in an alternative practice structure with McGladrey & Pullen LLP, a partner-owned CPA firm that delivers audit and attest services. Through separate and independent legal entities, they work together to serve clients' business needs. Together, the companies rank as the fifth largest U.S. provider of accounting, tax and business consulting services (source: Accounting Today), with 8,000 professionals and associates in nearly 100 offices.

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