Meridian Systems Receives Accreditation by the Project Management Institute

Meridian user conference attendees can earn 10 PDU credits by attending eight track session courses

FOLSOM, Calif. (April 4, 2008) - Meridian Systems, a software solutions leader for improving capital program and construction project performance, announced today that it has been reviewed and approved as a provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Meridian will also offer a course series at its User Conference that has been accepted as a PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) Program.

As a PMI R.E.P., Meridian will offer eight accredited courses at Meridian's User Conference, which will be held April 29 - May 1, 2008 in Scottsdale, Arizona, at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa. These registered courses represent 1.25 Professional Development Unit (PDU) credits each and 10 PDUs will be awarded to persons who attend the entire series. The series of courses includes:

Tuesday, April 29

Proliance/Course#: 2723-08UC3 - 1:30PM - 2:45PM

Customer Case Study: Implementing Proliance in Phases - featuring Mike Ernst, ERP Project Director, Ryan Companies US, Inc. and Frank Sarno, Project Manager, Ryan Companies US, Inc.
Prolog Basics/Course#: 2723-08UC1 - 2:45PM - 4:00PM

Case Study: Building an Internal Super User Community - featuring Brooks Williams, Director of Project Controls, Alberici Constructors.
Prolog Basics/Course#: 2723-08UC2 - 4:15PM - 5:30PM

Prolog Manager and Education Bond Construction Programs - featuring Don Rote, President, Rotech Consulting.
Wednesday, April 30

Proliance/Course#: 2723-08UC4 - 11:00AM - 12:15PM

Customer Case Study: Managing Letters Of Intent with Proliance - featuring Kevin Frankland, Vice President, Construction Administration & CAD Technologies, Simon Property Group.
IT Technical /Course#: 2723-08UC8 - 1:30PM - 2:45PM

Customer Case Study II: Integrating with Meridian Products - featuring Brant Carter, Director Technical Services, Meridian Systems.
Product Demo Showcase /Course#: 2723-08UC7 - 4:30PM - 5:15PM

Managing Risk Through Effective Document Management and Retention - featuring Mark Federle, Professor, Marquette University and Drew Grant, Chief Executive Officer, Data Builder, Inc.
Thursday, May 1

Product Demo Showcase /Course#: 2723-08UC6 - 9:45AM - 11:00AM

Proliance - A Role Based Solution Demo - featuring Gabrielle Baumeyer, Solution Engineer, Meridian Systems and Tim Kent, Director, Proliance Business Applications, Meridian Systems.
Proliance /Course#: 2723-08UC5 - 11:00 - 12:15PM

Pursuing Project Control Nirvana: Case Study with Ontario Power Generation - featuring Gary Rose, Finance Manager, Ontario Power Generation; Wayne Pettis, Manager of PM Office, Ontario Power Generation; and Joe Poskie, Solution Manager Meridian Systems.
Established in 1999 as a service to PMI members and stakeholders worldwide, the R.E.P. Program was initially envisioned as a means of identifying project management training available in the global marketplace. From less than fifty registered providers in its first year, the R.E.P. Program has grown to over 700 training providers in 56 countries, on six continents across the globe in 2006. For more information on the R.E.P. Program, please visit

For more information on the 2008 Meridian Systems User Conference, please visit

About Meridian Systems
Meridian Systems, a Trimble Company, provides software solutions that improve capital program, project and facility performance. Meridian product and service offerings enable building owners, construction firms, and public agencies to streamline the plan-build-operate project lifecycle, reducing construction costs, schedules, and project risk. Meridian has been ranked the market share leader for project management and collaboration software among general contractors larger than $101 million in revenue by the CFMA.1 For more information, call Meridian Systems at (800) 850 2660, or visit:

1CFMA's 2008 Information Technology Survey for the Construction Industry, seventh edition with the permission of the Construction Financial Management Association, Princeton, NJ, (609) 452 8000.

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