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McGraw-Hill Construction Debuts Dodge BidPro — a Web-based Dashboard that Serves Contractors a Customized View of Their Most Promising Projects and Markets


January 18, 2012 - New York, NY

McGraw-Hill Construction today introduced Dodge BidPro, the first-of-its-kind, web-based dashboard that pushes the most relevant and timely project data to contractors’ desktops and mobile devices. Dodge BidPro draws from Dodge’s proprietary national reporting coverage, an expansive network of local reporters and the largest database of private and public construction information. Project reports, plans and specifications, as well as invitation to bid capabilities are integrated into the product’s dashboard functionality.

Dodge BidPro utilizes graphs, charts and intuitive navigation to offer contractors a tailored view of Dodge data. Features include sorting by industry trade, project specialty, county, project type and an integrated bidding function. Utilizing intuitive logic and advanced database search technology, Dodge BidPro leverages Dodge’s deep experience in the construction project market to minimize searching for projects, identified by contractors as their leading pain point.

The Dodge BidPro system enables contractors to set up alerts within 23 building trades, covering excavation to roofing, plumbing to carpentry, and masonry to electrical. Contractors receive automatic alerts to new projects and their values, as well as alerts to bid date and addenda changes. Dodge BidPro also introduces a workflow tool to help contractors submit winning bids. Once a suitable project is identified, contractors can use the “Invitation to Bid” function to invite subcontractors to their online plan room and access the plans and specs, greatly simplifying the process of building a winning bid team.

“Contractors no longer need to search for bidding projects that are relevant to them.” said Kate Cassino, VP of Product Development, McGraw-Hill Construction. “Dodge BidPro delivers targeted projects that allow contractors to focus on their most promising leads and provides them with the tools to bid and win more work. The product uses an advanced, web-based technology platform that searches the Dodge database for the most relevant projects, and then pushes those to our contractor customers through easy-to-use dashboards.”

“With Dodge BidPro we have taken the power of Dodge and made it relevant to local contractors,” said Keith Fox, President, McGraw-Hill Construction. “The simplicity of the product makes it easier for contractors to find and prioritize prospects, target and build relationships, and increase their win ratio.”

For more information, visit http://www.dodgebidpro.com/tour or call 1-877-601-6001.

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, 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/.

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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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