Systemates Inc. Client Crate & Barrel to Speak at COAA's Fall Leadership Conference on how Technology like Projectmates and Lean Principles Reduce Project Duration by 50%

Dallas, TX — November 07, 2011 — Systemates Inc., the leading provider of construction management software, announced today that John Moebes, AIA, Director of Construction at Crate and Barrel, will present at the Construction Owners Association of America Leadership Conference. Construction owners from around the country will attend the conference at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas November 9-11. Moebes's keynote session, titled "Lean It or Leave It! How Crate & Barrel Reduces Transaction Costs," will illustrate how lean principles and technology like BIM and Projectmates construction management software drastically reduce cost and project duration.

A Projectmates client since 2002, Crate and Barrel has utilized Projectmates construction management software to manage new store construction in North America, including Ontario and Alberta, the United Arab Emirates, and has plans to expand to the United Kingdom in the very near future. As a 100% web-based software, Projectmates provides a platform for Crate and Barrel to collaborate with internal stakeholders and external contractors, architects, and vendors.

On our fast moving projects, if you're not up to speed on what's happened in the last 24 hours, you could miss a vital piece of information," said Moebes.

About COAA

COAA was founded in 1994 to serve the interests of construction project owners. COAA is comprised of a diverse group of men and women representing construction project owners throughout America. COAA is dedicated to making a significant and lasting impact on the construction industry through its leadership by creating a unified, collective voice for owners' issues in the construction process. Owners and Developers, both public and private, have needed a forum. A meeting place to gather, share common goals, learn, discuss, survey the future and share a collective voice. These are the goals that fostered the founding of Construction Owners Association of America. To learn more about COAA, visit

About Crate and Barrel

Home furnishings retailer Crate and Barrel was founded in Chicago in 1962 by retailing pioneers Gordon and Carole Segal. Working directly with European ateliers and factories to import their products, Crate and Barrel was among the first to make contemporary tabletop and kitchenwares designs affordable to American consumers. Today, Crate and Barrel is an industry leader, known for exclusive housewares and furniture designs, excellent value and superb customer service. In addition to a thriving direct marketing division, the company operates stores in most major North American markets, including Toronto and Calgary. In early 2010, Crate and Barrel partnered with franchisee Al Tayer Group to open the company's first overseas stores in Dubai.

About Systemates, Inc.

Founded in 1995 by leading architects and software engineers, Systemates developed Projectmates to equip owners and owners' representatives with a secure, sophisticated web-based construction management software solution. Projectmates' collaborative platform dramatically improves project execution, cuts costs and delays, increases accountability, and reduces risks. With its cutting edge technology, Projectmates creates one seamless platform for managing the complete lifecycle of a building, from planning, bidding, and building to maintaining the facilities. Over 25,000 users from organizations such as Retailers, Real Estate developers, Educational and Government agencies rely on Projectmates to manage billions of dollars in capital construction programs. Systemates is privately held and headquartered in Dallas, Texas. To learn more about Projectmates by Systemates visit, follow us on Facebook/Projectmates, or visit Projectmates Blog.

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