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McGraw-Hill Construction Launches ENR FutureTech Event-Driven Mobile App
New York, NY – November 17, 2011

McGraw-Hill Construction has developed an Apple- and Android-based mobile app for Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) FutureTech Conference in San Francisco on December 12-13.  By providing an enhanced user experience to digital subscribers and onsite attendees, McGraw-Hill Construction continues to expand its offerings in the digital space, helping attendees navigate during an event and helping those at home connect to the event proceedings as well.

“This mobile app is the latest in a series of efforts to provide customers with relevant, rich information, data and analysis online—and now in the palm of their hands,” said Jan Tuchman, editor-in-chief, Engineering News-Record.  “As smart phone use goes mainstream worldwide, we are excited to be able to offer this innovative tool and help customers connect to us and each other in immediate and resourceful ways. I am excited everyone will be able to use this new app at ENR FutureTech next month.”

The app brings event information to attendees in real-time, including program, speaker and sponsor updates, and event-related news.  Attendees will be able to connect directly to prominent industry leaders and conference presenters such as Chris Luebkeman, Director, Global Foresight & Innovation, Arup; James Vandezande; Principal, HOK; Scott Fairgrieve, CFO, Shimmick Construction Co, Inc., and Allen Emerick, IT Director, Skanka, as well as leading industry organizations, including Viewpoint Construction Software, CMiC, and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).  Other features of the app include links to speakers social media accounts, direct tweeting capabilities, and the full agenda.

McGraw-Hill Construction’s first event-driven app was developed in April 2011 for the Construction FutureTech Conference in New York City.  As a follow-up to that event due to popular demand, ENR FutureTech this December will focus on the advanced technology systems that are shaping the built environment for audiences in San Francisco in December.

The ENR FutureTech app is available for download at the Apple App Store and Android Market.  Additional information and updates are available on Twitter by searching for #ENRTECH.  For more information on ENR FutureTech or to register, visit http://construction.com/events/2011/FutureTech/register.asp.

Platinum sponsors of ENR FutureTech include CMiC and Viewpoint Construction Software.  The gold sponsor is theAmerican Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).  Silver sponsors include Arup, Asite, B4 Consulting, BID2WIN Software, Bluebeam, Graphisoft, NRI, Hill-PCI Group, SpeedPunch and Vela Systems.  Supporting sponsors include AGC California, The American Institute of Architects, California Council, Construction Financial Management Association, Construction Millennials of America, and the Society for Marketing Professional Services.

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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