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Architectural Record Announces Millionth Test-Taker Sweepstakes Celebrating Successful Distance Learning Program

  

August 1, 2012 - New York, NY

McGraw-Hill Construction's Architectural Record today announced the launch of the Architectural Record One Millionth CEU Test-Taker Sweepstakes, celebrating the upcoming milestone for the company's Continuing Education program.  

Architectural Record Announces Millionth Test-Taker SweepstakesThis year marks Architectural Record's 15th anniversary as an official AIA continuing education provider. To date, more than 950,000 continuing education tests have been taken through Architectural Record magazine, Architectural Record Continuing Education Center, events, and the recently released mobile app.  The app enables AEC professionals to use smartphones and tablets to take hundreds of courses at no cost, to fulfill their continuing education requirements.   The app, recognized this year by BtoB Magazine as one of the 10 top digital media products, and highlighted in the company's "Great Media Websites" award, is available in the iTunes App Store at http://bit.ly/HX5L6l.

"We created this sweepstakes to celebrate the overwhelming acceptance of this educational platform and program provided by Architectural Record, and to reinforce our continued investment in professional development," said Laura Viscusi, vice-president Integrated Media for McGraw-Hill Construction, and publisher, Architectural Record.

All users who take a test via Architectural Record's Online Continuing Education Center from August 1 to October 31, 2012 will be automatically entered to win. No purchase is necessary. More than $10,000 worth of prizes are being offered, including a grand prize of $5,000 cash; a second prize, an iconic Knoll Womb chair, and a third prize, a Talak LED table by Artemide.  Ten additional runners-up will be selected at random from all remaining eligible entries, and each will receive a $100 American Express gift card. Architectural Record will announce the winners on November 15 at the 2012 Greenbuild Convention in San Francisco, and in the December 2012 issue of Architectural Record. For complete sweepstakes rules and more information, visit http://continuingeducation.construction.com/sweepstakesrules.php.

"Members of the office at Bernard Tschumi Architects appreciate that by taking a course with Architectural Record, we are not being persuaded to purchase or use any sponsored products, but instead are given the opportunity to share a critical viewpoint of new technological trends in architecture. The Architectural Record courses are consistently thorough, informative and insightful in their analysis and presentation," said Bernard Tschumi, FAIA, FRIBA, BSA/FAS, principal at Bernard Tschumi Architects; professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; and former
Dean.

Architectural Record first created distance learning for architects in 1997. Courses are provided by the award-winning editorial teams at Architectural Record and GreenSource magazines, as well as leading manufacturing/technical experts in the field.

Another of the company's digital outlets, the Twitter account @ArchRecord, is a recognized force in the architectural community online, with more than 320,000 followers.  @ArchRecord offers breaking news, event quips, special offers, stunning photographs, community-based commentary, and a personal connection to the Architectural Record team.

Essential to the profession for over 120 years, Architectural Record's magazine and website provide industry news and analysis, as well as coverage of design trends, building science, and professional strategies for architects and design professionals. For more information, visit http://www.ArchitecturalRecord.com.

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About McGraw-Hill Construction:
McGraw-Hill Construction's data, analytics, and media businesses—Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, and Engineering News-Record— create opportunities for owners, architects, engineers, contractors, building product manufacturers, and distributors to strengthen their market position, size their markets, prioritize prospects, and target and build relationships that will win more business. McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers through its trends and forecasts, industry news, and leading platform of construction data, benchmarks, and analytics. To learn more, visit www.construction.com.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:
McGraw-Hill (NYSE: MHP) announced on September 12, 2011, its intention to separate into two public companies: McGraw-Hill Financial, a provider of content and analytics to global financial markets, and McGraw-Hill Education, an education company focused on digital learning and education services worldwide. McGraw-Hill Financial's leading brands include Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Indices, Platts energy information services, McGraw-Hill Construction, and J.D. Power and Associates. With sales of $6.2 billion in 2010, the Corporation has approximately 21,000 employees across more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.

Media Contact:
Kathy Malangone, Senior Director, Marketing Communications,
McGraw-Hill Construction, +1 212-904-4376, kathy_malangone@mcgraw-hill.com

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