10 KPIs Your A & E Firm Needs to Track for Maximum Project Profitability

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

1pm ET | 10am PT

Projects are the core of your architecture or engineering firm. Not only do they generate profits, but they are also at the center of your firm’s business operations. As such, doing everything you can to ensure their success should be one of your top priorities.  

Key performance indicators (KPIs) track project success by measuring how your projects (or team, clients, and so on) are performing. Because each architecture and engineering firm has different goals and ways of working, your vital KPIs will vary from project to project.  

Within the world of project performance and finance, certain KPIs should always be used to monitor and improve your success.  

By the end of this session, you will learn how to:


Describe why managing your project and firm health is as crucial as managing your own health 


List the 10 KPIs that every firm must understand and what they really mean for your firm’s health 


Define and quantify KPIs that are meaningful to achieve your business and personal goals 


Recognize how technology plays into managing a healthy firm, just as it does with managing your own health 

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Did you know that you can receive one LU for this course?



Steven Burns, FAIA 

Chief Creative Officer, BQE Software


Steven Burns is a member of the College of Fellows of the AIA and Chief Creative Officer of BQE Software.  
After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design, Steve spent 7 years at SOM - working in Chicago, London, and Berlin before founding his own firm, BBA Architects in 1993. 
In 2007, with 17 architects on staff- Steve sold BBA to pursue his passion for business management software - starting with his creation of ArchiOffice. 
In 2009 with over 600 firms using the ArchiOffice platform, Steve sold his second company to BQE Software and is now focused on the product development of BQE CORE ARCHITECT - a fully-integrated, cloud-based firm management platform that includes time billing, invoicing, accounting, and project management for firms of all sizes.  
Steven is a global speaker and thought leader on topics related to firm management and emerging technologies. 



BQE Software develops innovative business management solutions for architecture, engineering, and other professional services firms. Its flagship product, BQE CORE, streamlines project management, time tracking, billing, accounting, and other business processes on a single platform. Every day, over 5,000 customers use BQE Core to get clear visibility and control over their projects, productivity, and profitability – all in one place. Learn more at