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McGraw-Hill Construction Empowers BPMs with Dodge SpecShare® Suite Online business intelligence tool mines 50,000 project specifications and plans to give Building Product Manufacturers a competitive advantage
New York, NY - February 15, 2011

McGraw-Hill Construction today launched its Dodge SpecShare® Suite, an online business intelligence platform that enables Building Product Manufacturers (BPMs) to access data from more than 50,000 digitized project specifications and plans to identify sales and marketing opportunities.  Dodge SpecShare® is an easy-to-use, powerful portal for identifying the building products specified in construction projects across the U.S., providing actionable intelligence that BPMs can use to grow their market share.

“We’re very excited about this because it goes beyond quality content and information; it actually translates data into intelligence for our customers,” said Keith Fox, president, McGraw-Hill Construction.  “McGraw-Hill Construction is very proud of its ability to provide the highest quality content, but our goal is to apply that content in a way that makes it easier for our customers to generate revenue and position themselves competitively.  Dodge SpecShare® does just that and adds real value to their workflow.

”Pulling from McGraw-Hill Construction’s robust, qualified and continuously updated construction project data and analyses, Dodge SpecShare® searches for any brand name or building product that appears in the written text of a project’s specifications and notifies BPM customers so they can learn who specified their products—and who is specifying the competition.  This intelligence can then be used to help BPMs focus on the activities that will increase their immediate sales and improve their specification rates by targeting the most active design firms to close more future sales.

The Dodge SpecShare® Suite’s online, intuitive dashboards give customers 24-hour access to detailed project and firm-specific reports.  Targeting design firms and projects can be easily and quickly done based on a combination of:

  • Products and brands specified
  • Quality of specification
  • Location of the project
  • Overall project value
  • Project type, e.g. office, education, retail, hotel, etc.
  • Bid/negotiate date
  • Frequency that a design firm specifies a particular BPM’s products vs. its competitors

 

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/gAZN8w or call 800-393-6343.

About McGraw-Hill Construction:
McGraw-Hill Construction connects people, projects, and products across the construction industry.  For more than a century, it has remained North America’s leading provider of project and product information, plans and specifications, and industry news, trends, and forecasts.  McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers in the global construction industry through Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record, GreenSource, and SNAP.  To learn more, visit www.construction.com or follow @mhconstruction on Twitter.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies:
Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global financial information and education company that helps professionals and students succeed in the knowledge economy.  Leading brands include Standard and Poor’s, McGraw-Hill Education, Platts energy information services, and J.D. Power and Associates.  The Corporation has approximately 21,000 employees with more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2010 were $6.2 billion.  Additional information is available at www.mcgraw-hill.com.

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Media Contacts:
Lisa Jaycox, Manager, External Communications,
The McGraw-Hill Companies Information & Media, +1 212-512-3272, lisa_jaycox@mcgraw-hill.com

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

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