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McGraw-Hill Construction Unveils Next Generation of Dodge SpecShare® Suite

Enhanced dashboards, historical data, and export capabilities now available in versatile business intelligence tool
New York, NY – September 21, 2011 

McGraw-Hill Construction today launched new features for its highly successful business intelligence tool, Dodge SpecShare® Suite.  The platform has been enhanced to enable building product manufacturers (BPMs) to access, analyze and understand their specification share position versus the competition with even greater ease.

Specific enhancements include:

  • New market trend dashboards that report historical data over the past three years by geography, building type, ownership, valuation class, and work type
  • A redesigned homepage with even easier navigation, faster load times, and links to other McGraw-Hill business intelligence and analytics resources
  • Additional exporting, printing and filtering capabilities  


“We are very pleased with our customers’ reactions to and adoption of Dodge SpecShare® Suite since its launch in February of this year,” said Keith Fox, president, McGraw-Hill Construction.  “We are equally excited about this latest release that offers even greater ways for our customers to apply the highest quality content in a way that makes it easier for them to generate revenue and gain a competitive advantage.” 

Pulling from McGraw-Hill Construction’s robust, qualified and continuously updated construction project data and analyses, Dodge SpecShare® Suite mines 50,000 project specifications and plans from across the U.S. Users can search for any brand name or building product that appears in a project’s specifications to determine who is specifying products from their company, and who is specifying the competition.  With this powerful portal, BPMs gain actionable intelligence to grow their market share.

For more information, visit http://bit.ly/gAZN8w or call 1-800-393-6343.

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 & 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 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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