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McGraw-Hill Construction Named SIIA Content CODiE Award Finalist for Best Business Information Solution

Dodge BuildShare™ Earns Prestigious Content Industry Recognition

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Construction, part of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), today announced that Dodge BuildShare was named a finalist for the 2013 SIIA Content CODiE Awards for Best Business Information Solution.

Serving as the pre-eminent awards program for the software and information industries, the SIIA CODiE Awards have been honoring excellence for 27 years. This year's program has 75 categories organized by industry focus in Content, Education and Software.  

Finalists in the Content categories represent the best products, technologies, and services created by or for media, publishers, and information services providers. CODiE Award winners will be announced during a special luncheon on January 31 in New York City during the SIIA's annual flagship conference for information industry leaders, IIS 2013: Breakthrough.

CODiE Award finalist Dodge BuildShare is a powerful web-based diagnostic platform that identifies key relationships between industry firms and connects them to the construction projects they have worked on, delivering competitive market share analysis and driving business growth. BuildShare's digital dashboards analyze existing relationships among over 250,000 active owners, contractors, and design and engineering firms. 

"The winners in this economic climate are savvy firms that understand the need for superior market intelligence, including in-depth knowledge of the connections among the active owners and AEC firms responsible for projects," said Keith Fox, president, McGraw-Hill Construction. "Dodge BuildShare-empowered firms have a stronger 'relationship IQ' and ability to target and win business where the opportunities are strongest. The depth and breadth of our Dodge data, coupled with our knowledge of the industry and advanced business intelligence platforms, enable us to bring this relationship game-changer to market and we are extremely honored to be recognized as a CODiE Award finalist."

"The CODiE Awards competition was extremely competitive this year with a record number of innovative products and solutions competing," said Kathy Greenler Sexton, VP & General Manager for the Content Division at SIIA. "All of our CODiE Awards finalists should be commended for their innovation and market-leading products and services."

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 announced on September 12, 2011, its intention to separate into two 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 Dow Jones Indices, J.D. Power and Associates and Platts, a leader in commodities information.  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/.

About the SIIA:   
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, providing global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 700 organizations world-wide. The SIIA Content Division is one of six industry-focused divisions, and serves the media, publishing, information services and technology companies that drive the $462 billion content industry. For more information, visit www.siia.net/content

Media Contact:

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

Laura Greenback, SIIA Communications, +1 410-533-1943, lgreenback@siia.net

SOURCE McGraw-Hill Construction

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