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Architectural Record's Continuing Education App Recognized by BtoB Magazine

June 11, 2012 - New York, NY

A continuing education app by McGraw-Hill Construction's Architectural Record (http://www.ArchitecturalRecord.com) was named as one of 10 top digital media products in a 06/08/12 BtoB Magazine article, "Great Media Websites."  The article, available at http://bit.ly/GreatSites12, recognizes business media companies that have successfully navigated the digital shift..

Architectural Record's CEU app, which is sponsored by Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Systems, enables architects, LEED APs, and other AEC professionals to learn, take tests, and earn continuing education credits for licensure and association membership.  By taking courses on their smart phones and tablets, AEC professionals can earn American Institute of Architects (AIA) CEU credits and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) continuing education hours for U.S. Green Building Council LEED credential maintenance.  The app offers hundreds of free courses, a Credit Tracker with a record of tests and credits earned, credit reporting to the AIA, a certificate of completion for successfully passed tests, and downloadable courses for future and offline viewing.  The app is available in the iTunes App Store. .

Keith Fox, president of McGraw-Hill Construction, said, "We expect increased adoption of mobile tablets and smartphones to lead to more product innovation, bringing about new ways to engage with architects and the design and construction community, as well as new ways for our sponsors to deliver impact."

The "Great Media Websites" honor is the latest in a series of awards received this year by Architectural Record and ArchitecturalRecord.com.  Earlier this year, Architectural Record was named to BtoB Magazine's Media Power 50 list, and won several awards from ABM, including the Grand Neal Award, ABM's top Neal Award for overall excellence, and awards for the Best Use of Social Media, Best Integrated Package for "New York: The Death and Life of a Great American City," and Best Single Issue of a Magazine for its September 2011 issue about 9/11, ten years later.

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.

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, including Dodge BuildShare and Dodge SpecShare. To learn more, visit www.construction.com.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:
McGraw-Hill announced on September 12, 2011, its intention to separate into two public companies: McGraw-Hill Financial, a leading provider of content and analytics to global financial markets, and McGraw-Hill Education, a leading 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 and J.D. Power and Associates. With sales of $6.2 billion in 2011, the Corporation has approximately 23,000 employees across more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.

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

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