McGraw-Hill Construction Launches Network for Products - Integrating Extensive Building Products Database with McGraw-Hill Construction Network®
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Press release date: March 1, 2006
Links 10,000 Building Industry Websites With Architects, Contractors, and Owners; Saving Time in the Design Phase and Ensures More Accurate Product Selection and Specification
Sets New Industry Standard in Connecting People, Projects and Products
NEW YORK, March 1 / -- McGraw-Hill Construction, publisher of industry standard Sweets Catalog File, has launched the McGraw-Hill Construction Network® for products, a comprehensive online source of building product information and intelligence that integrates the 100 year track record of Sweets with the McGraw-Hill Construction Network which, since its inception in 2003, has become the place to find and manage design and construction business opportunities.
"The site was designed with the architect in mind," commented Robert Ivy, FAIA, vice president, editorial director, and editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, "They told us what they needed and we conducted extensive research to understand how to help them work faster and smarter. Based on this interaction we know this site will provide real value for any architect who is looking for reliable, up to date information, in as much detail as possible. As an integrated service it will help reduce risk and improve time spent on product selection."
Network for products (http://www.products.construction.com/), provides fast access to detailed product catalogs and information on more than 10,000 manufacturers, indexed and organized to enable users to research, specify, and select products more efficiently. CAD details and guide specifications can be easily searched, viewed and downloaded into plans and construction documents, saving time and eliminating errors. Users can also save and share content, enabling faster communication and enhanced collaboration between members of design and construction teams.
Network for products also puts building products in context. By leveraging the editorial content of McGraw-Hill Construction's Architectural Record the site provides users with information on where and how products have been used. In addition, manufacturers can provide their own project galleries and case studies linked directly from their product information in the Network.
With the complete Sweets Catalog and Directory content integrated into the Network for products, building product manufacturers now have their product catalogs, CAD details, and specifications available online to over 120,000 design and construction professionals. The Network cross references to building product manufacturer's representatives and distributors and gives users simple tools to find a rep or send an RFI/RFQ. Contractors too benefit, by having access to information on product installation and point of purchase sources.
"Connecting people, products and products is what we are all about," said Norbert W. Young, president, McGraw-Hill Construction. "As the newest addition to the McGraw-Hill Construction Network, Network for products gives owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, building product manufacturers, suppliers and distributors a better way to work faster and smarter -- all available in one place."
About McGraw-Hill Construction
McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), connects people, projects and products across the design and construction industry. From project and product information to industry news, trends and forecasts, the Company provides industry players the tools, resources and applications that help them save time, money, and energy, especially through the new McGraw-Hill Construction Network® . Backed by the power of Engineering News-Record (ENR), Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, MyHouse, and 12 regional publications, McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers within the $4.6 trillion global construction community. For more information, visit http://www.construction.com/.
About The McGraw-Hill Companies
Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 290 offices in 38 countries. Sales in 2005 were $6.0 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.
Source: McGraw-Hill Construction
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