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RSMeans White Paper Examines Break-even Points for LED Versus Fluorescent Lighting

With LED technology continuing to reshape the lines of the lighting industry, RSMeans’ new white paper reports results of LED cost efficiency testing.

 

Light emitting diodes are a moving target in the world of lighting. This chip-based technology has evolved from simple indicator on our appliances to major player in the world of illumination. Although still facing a few challenges, such as upfront costs and some quality of light issues, innovations continue at a faster and faster pace, and the LED market is continually expanding.

Using RSMeans cost data and computerized modeling software and methods, this study compares the life cycle costs of LED lighting against fluorescent lighting over a 20-year period of time.

Download RSMeans’ complimentary new white paper to find out how LED lighting fares in this extensive testing.

 

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    Complimentary Webcast with experts from RSMeans, 4Clicks and Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority explains advantages of JOC in cost control through the construction life cycle. RSMeans, North America’s leader in construction cost information and a division of Reed Construction Data, announces a complimentary webcast covering the advantages of Job Order Contracting in construction projects of all sizes. The webcast, Beyond Job Order Contracting, is set for November 6, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. “This webcast not only provides the basics of JOC; it dives deep into the cost data component of JOC and how JOC fits into a larger construction program,” stated Lisa Cooley, JOC Program Manager, RSMeans. “This webcast has something for everyone – whether you are new to JOC or looking for ways to better leverage your existing program.” The webcast examines Job Order Contracting from several different levels, with topics to include: Research into JOC effectiveness Big data, little data Top 10 lessons learned JOCWorks through the project lifecycle Validating construction costs In addition to presentations by RSMeans’ Lisa Cooley and an owner’s perspective by Mark Harclerode of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, the webcast features a live demo of JOCWorks software by Mike Brown of 4Clicks. The three longtime JOC experts and advocates will take questions from the online audience in the last half hour. All who attend can take advantage of a special two-month trial subscription offer for RSMeans JOCWorks, which also includes data and online training. The free webcast airs on Wednesday, November 6, from 2 - 3:00 p.m. EST. All who register can view the archived presentation and download the presentation slides. To register for the complimentary webcast or the archive, click here. About RSMeans RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data, is North America’s leading source of construction cost information. RSMeans offers dependable cost data that is locally relevant, accurate and up-to-date. Available in a convenient book, eBook, CD and online formats, RSMeans services are designed to help owners, developers, architects, engineers, and contractors estimate and control construction costs. RSMeans specialists are on staff to assist with cost data and estimating needs. Construction professionals may also utilize seminars and consulting services for added support. To learn more, please visit www.rsmeans.com. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed Construction Data’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local project leads, accurate and up-to-date RSMeans cost data, marketing solutions, and market intelligence to provide insight to construction industry professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit the Reed Construction Data website at www.reedconstructiondata.com.  
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    Reed presents new technologies and products at Canada’s largest building and construction show. Reed Construction Data, a leading provider of construction project information in Canada and the United States, proudly announces its platinum sponsorship for the Construct Canada exhibition. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Construct Canada tradeshow runs December 4-6 in Toronto. Reed will utilize this premier, once-a-year event to present the industry’s newest products and technologies at one place and one time. “We are proud once again to be the top sponsor of Construct Canada,” stated Mark Casaletto, Vice President and General Manager, Reed Construction Data Canada. “Reed’s extremely strong product line aligns perfectly with the convention’s goal to present the best and highest-quality information to the construction Industry.” This year Reed is providing a preview of the game-changing new Intelligent Leads, the company’s unique new way to view construction project activity and high-value opportunities. With the advantage of a straightforward, easy-to-use platform and highly-advanced technology, Intelligent Leads is seeing unprecedented sales in the United States. Intelligent Leads is set for release in Canada in 2014. Reed is also highlighting its strategic alliance with local construction associations in Ontario, which has laid the groundwork for the Reed Connect online electronic plans and specifications product. In addition, Reed will showcase Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce, its 100 year old market-leading trade publications, referred to as the voice of the Canadian construction industry. “Reed is continuing to lead the way in project leads and exciting new products, with truly advanced technologies and game-changing ideas that give our customers a distinct advantage,” said Casaletto. “We invite everyone to stop by our booth to get an advanced view of our vision for the future.” Reed Construction Data’s publications, products and technologies can be seen at booth #814. To learn more about Reed Construction Data, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed Construction Data’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local project leads, accurate and up-to-date RSMeans cost data, marketing solutions and market intelligence to provide insight to construction industry professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit the Reed Construction Data website at www.reedconstructiondata.com. About RSMeans RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data and the most quoted name in construction, is North America’s leading provider of construction cost information. For more than 70 years, RSMeans has been the source of locally relevant, accurate and up-to-date cost information construction professionals can count on to build competitive estimates and control construction costs. The on-staff experts at RSMeans offer seminars, consulting services and assistance with cost data and estimating needs. To learn more about RSMeans, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com/rsmeans.. About Reed Construction Data Canada Reed Construction Data Canada is a leading provider of construction information solutions and industry news. Reed Canada provides actionable insight to the construction industry through comprehensive project leads, market intelligence and industry news, as well as construction cost tools and a suite of online, digital and print references. For more information, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com/can.
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    Ever want to check into ways Job Order Contracting can open opportunities for your business and increase your bottom line? Maybe you’ve just wondered why JOC is becoming so popular. Reed Construction Data announces the release of a new white paper, Using RSMeans Cost Data for Job Order Contracting, to answer these questions and more. The new white paper provides an inside look at this innovative method of contract management used more and more by owners—especially owners with multiple facilities to manage in multiple locations—who want quick service and reasonable cost for the maintenance and repair of their facilities. Since 1985, billions of dollars worth of construction have been completed under JOC contracts. With advantages to contractors and subcontractors, as well as owners, JOC is an attractive alternative to traditional bidding processes. Download the white paper or learn more about Job Order Contracting.  
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    Reed Construction Data, a premier provider of construction information in North America, announces an agreement with Pantera Global Technology to provide general contractors and subcontractors with up-to-the-minute leads for private and public projects. The recently-signed agreement allows Pantera, a leading provider of cloud-based construction bid, project and program management software, to tap into Reed’s extensive database of projects and deliver private and public leads based on regions and trades. The data will be integrated into the Pantera suite of products for easy access to projects, documents and specifications. “This is the first collaboration of this type for Reed, and one we are very excited about,” stated Kyle Williams, Director of Business Development, Reed Construction Data. “Working with Pantera, we will be able to deliver project information their members need to stay ahead of the curve – with actionable insight that helps them bid and win new jobs more efficiently.” Reed’s project leads will be available through the Pantera Tools website and will offer special options for both general contractors and subcontractors. The deal coincides with the launch of Pantera Project Insight, the comprehensive construction project management system currently in beta testing. “I am very excited to reach this agreement with Reed,” stated DeWayne Adamson, President of Pantera Global Technology. “Because Reed is one of the foremost providers of construction information in the industry, we see this relationship as an opportunity to help our community of general contractors and subcontractors gain a competitive advantage. Combining Reed’s leads with our integrated bid management system will provide a tremendous value.” About Pantera Global Technology Pantera Global Technology, formed in 2009 by construction and technology veteran DeWayne Adamson, provides powerful bid, project and program management to the construction industry. The robust suite of Pantera products is well poised to become a major player in the Construction SAAS market. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed provides actionable insight to construction professionals through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services, including national, regional and local construction project data, accurate and reliable construction cost data, effective marketing solutions and dynamic market intelligence. To learn more about Reed, visit http://www.reedconstructiondata.com.
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    Bernard Markstein, Reed, Ken Simonson, AGC, and Kermit Baker, AIA, share their insight in a free economic webcast, The 2014 Outlook: Emerging Opportunities for Construction, on October 17, 2013. Reed Construction Data announces its annual fall economic webcast, featuring industry-recognized chief economists, Ken Simonson of The Associated General Contractors of America, Kermit Baker of the American Institute of Architects and Bernard Markstein of Reed. The free webcast, The 2014 Outlook: Emerging Opportunities for Construction, is set for October 17, 2013. By most accounts, the highly-anticipated construction recovery is underway and is expected to gain momentum in 2014. The three economic experts will address issues expected to affect the construction industry – positively or negatively - into 2014. “Despite several potential pitfalls facing the economy this fall and beyond, including the shutdown and debt ceiling dilemma, many forecasters are projecting a turn-around for construction in 2014,” stated Bernard Markstein, Ph.D., U.S. Chief Economist, Reed Construction Data. “In this webcast, we will address positive signs, as well as risks that will affect construction in the upcoming year.” Topics for the economy-based webcast include:   ■  The outlook for single-family and multifamily residential construction   ■  Bright spots for nonresidential construction   ■  The effect congressional wrangling is having on the U.S. infrastructure   ■  Implications of expanding North American energy supplies   ■  Probable materials price spikes and shortages   ■  The impact of the Affordable Healthcare Act on construction   ■  Geographic markets with the best prospects for construction The event also features a new host, economics and market intelligence expert, Louis Centorcelli of Reed. “With the continued uncertainty surrounding federal government spending on construction, it is important to be engaged in those segments likely to grow in the year ahead,” stated Louis Centorcelli. “Strategic thinkers across the country can benefit from the insight provided by this outstanding team of economists.” The live broadcast is October 17, 2013, and runs from noon to 1:30 p.m., EDT. Sponsored by InfoTech International, this lively, interactive webcast is open to everyone. The economists take questions from the online audience in the last half-hour of the broadcast. Registered AIA members who watch the live broadcast will be eligible for 1.5 AIA CEU continuing education credit, and all non-members can request a certificate of completion. Those who cannot attend the live broadcast can register to view the archived presentation and download the presentation slides. To sign up for the webcast, click here to register. About The American Institute of Architects For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit the AIA website at http://www.aia.org. About The AGC of America The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a national trade association, dedicated to furthering the ever-changing agenda of commercial construction contractors, improving job site safety, expanding the use of cutting-edge technologies and techniques, and strengthening the dialogue between contractors and owners. Founded in 1918, the AGC today represents more than 33,500 member firms, including 7,500 of America’s leading general contractors and over 13,000 specialty-contracting firms. Visit the AGC website at www.agc.com About InfoTech International InfoTech International is a technology company focused on strengthening the channel for clients in the construction products industry. PT Lite, a cloud based software, helps clients sell smarter by finding leads matched to their product offerings, managing information critical to their sales process and adding value to their customers. cūbus, a market intelligence engine revealing the specification share and opportunities to clients throughout the United States, is offered through a strategic alliance with Reed Construction Data. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data LLC (RCD), a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed Construction Data’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local project leads, accurate and up-to-date RSMeans cost data, marketing solutions and market intelligence to provide insight to construction industry professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit the Reed Construction Data website at www.reedconstructiondata.com.  
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    Reed Construction Data earned a spot on the Mashable.com list of Top 9 Manufacturers Doing It Right On Twitter. Coming in at number 5, Reed was described as “a must-follow for all construction-related accounts.” Mashable is a top independent news source, with 20 million unique monthly visitors and 6 million social media followers. The site covers breaking news, as well as trends, website and service reviews and has been named one of the most influential news outlets. Reed’s Twitter feed currently boasts more than 26,000 followers and more than 27,000 tweets. Run by Deborah Reale, Reed’s Social Media manager, the Reed Construction Data social media presence has been built in less than four years. “It’s an honor to be recognized by Mashable, one of the leaders in social media and digital stories,” stated Deborah Reale. “At Reed, we recognize that social media gives us a way to reach out to the industry and provide added value to our customers and our partners.”Reed also has a heavy presence on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and more. To view or join Reed’s Twitter network, visit https://twitter.com/reedconstrdata. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data LLC (RCD), a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed Construction Data’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local project leads, accurate and up-to-date RSMeans cost data, marketing solutions and market intelligence to provide insight to construction industry professionals throughout the U.S and Canada. Visit the Reed Construction Data website at www.reedconstructiondata.com.  
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    Experts from Reed, Dialog, Scotiabank, Altus, CanaData and more share insight into Canada’s construction outlook on September 26, 2013. Reed Construction Data announces the 28th Annual CanaData Construction Industry Forecasts Conference, a premier construction economy event for professionals across Canada. Designed to provide insight into the outlook for Canada’s construction industry, the conference takes place at the elegant Liberty Grand in downtown Toronto on September 26, 2013. The CanaData Construction Industry Forecasts Conference features discussions on residential, non-residential and civil/engineering markets, with special emphasis on upcoming trends in interest rates, currency values, stock market performance and infrastructure needs. “This year’s CanaData Conference is an opportunity for all involved in construction to find out what is currently affecting our industry, as well as trends, forecasts and economic factors shaping our upcoming season,” stated Mark Casaletto, Vice President and General Manager, Reed Construction Data Canada. “Many of the industry’s best look forward to this event every year.” The one-day event features keynote speaker John Ibbitson, Bureau Chief, the Globe and Mail, who shares his expertise into ongoing changes within Canada’s political, economic and social frameworks. The line-up also features Mark Casaletto, Reed; Antonio Gómez-Palacio, Principal, DIALOG; Warren Jestin, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Scotiabank; Don Drummond, Economist; Peter Norman, Chief Economist and General Manager, Altus, and Alex Carrick, Chief Economist, Reed Construction Data Canada. “The CanaData Forecasts Conference is a must-attend conference for all individuals interested in future prospects and opportunities for construction investment within Canada,” stated Alex Carrick. “CanaData has assembled an amazing group of experts for this event.” The event is open to the public. To reserve a seat for the event or learn more about the CanaData Construction Industry Forecasts Conference, click here. About Reed Construction Data Canada Reed Construction Data Canada is a leading provider of construction information solutions and industry news. Reed Canada provides actionable insight to the construction industry through comprehensive project leads, market intelligence and industry news, as well as construction cost tools and a suite of online, digital and print references. For more information, visit http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/can. .
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    RSMeans’ Program Director for JOC and Custom Cost Engineering speaks to record crowds attending Design-Build Institute of America Federal Project Delivery Symposium RSMeans’ Lisa Cooley spoke to the DBIA Federal Sector Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. Her presentation, “Design-Build Downsized,” highlighted ways federal owners can use the design-build method of construction for small projects and explored Multiple Award Contracts and Job Order Contracts (JOCs) that leverage RSMeans pricing data. This year’s 2013 DBIA Federal Sector Conference highlighted seminars and sessions for best practices, technology and innovation and exemplary projects that take advantage of alternative project delivery. The conference attracted a record number of federal agency/owners, designers, builders and other members of public project delivery teams.“As facility investments are impacted by the federal budget crisis, it becomes more and more important for owners to squeeze maximum value out of their existing building stock and their contracting methodologies,” stated Lisa Cooley, Program Director for JOC and Custom Contracting, RSMeans. “Tools like Job Order Contracting and other IDIQ Design-Build contracts are ideal for these types of investments — making owners and contractors more efficient in their use of federal construction dollars. For more information about using RSMeans for Job Order Contracting or to download the presentation slides, go to www.reedconstructiondata.com/market-intelligence/job-order-contracting. About RSMeans RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data, is North America’s leading source of construction cost information. RSMeans offers dependable cost data that is locally relevant, accurate and up-to-date. Available in a convenient book, CD and online formats, RSMeans services are designed to help owners, developers, architects, engineers, and contractors estimate and control construction costs. RSMeans specialists are on staff to assist with cost data and estimating needs. Construction professionals may also utilize seminars and consulting services for added support. To learn more, please visit www.rsmeans.com. About Reed Construction Data About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed Construction Data’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local project leads, accurate and up-to-date RSMeans cost data, marketing solutions and market intelligence to provide insight to construction industry professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit the Reed Construction Data website at www.reedconstructiondata.com.
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    Reed Construction Data announced that July construction starts, excluding residential contracts, jumped 18.3% to $21.4 billion after slipping 1.9% in June. Despite July’s sharp improvement over June, starts were down 6.6% compared to July 2012. The year-to-date starts data, which totaled $131.5 billion, painted an even gloomier picture — down 19.5% from the same period in 2012. Get the complete report or download the PDF here.
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    Cost data leader provides RSMeans Online licenses to help competing college students build affordable, attractive and energy efficient solar-powered houses. September 20, 2013 - RSMeans proudly announces its sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, a biennial competition that challenges teams of talented students to build attractive, functional and energy efficient solar houses. As a resource sponsor, RSMeans is donating licenses for its newest cost estimating tool, RSMeans Online, to help the teams estimate and manage costs. “The DOE Solar Decathlon not only showcases the talents of future architects, engineers and construction professionals, it also gives the public a much larger awareness of advancements in renewable resources and energy efficiency,” stated Laura Marlow, Business Development Director, Reed Construction Data. “We appreciate the opportunity to support the students and the U.S. Department of Energy in this challenge.” This year marks the sixth DOE Solar Decathlon competition. Teams from universities around the world have spent almost two years funding, designing and building the houses, which compete for points in 10 very intense contests – varying from architecture, engineering, appeal, comfort and affordability to maximized energy production and efficiency. The winner must excel in all categories. “RSMeans is very honored to be part of an event that educates both students and the public about the importance of sustainability and green building,” stated Lisa Cooley, Program Director, RSMeans. “We support the greening of our built environment through cost data products that keep pace with cutting-edge technologies, and we’re proud these students rely on our data to create affordable solar designs.” The students’ final designs are open to the public during the Solar Decathlon Expo, taking place in Irvine, California, from October 3-6 and 10-13. For more information about the 2013 DOE Solar Decathlon, visit http://www.solardecathlon.gov. For information about RSMeans Online, visit http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/rsmeans/. About RSMeans RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data, is North America’s leading source of construction cost information. RSMeans offers dependable cost data that is locally relevant, accurate and up-to-date. Available in a convenient book, CD and online formats, RSMeans services are designed to help owners, developers, architects, engineers, and contractors estimate and control construction costs. RSMeans specialists are on staff to assist with cost data and estimating needs. Construction professionals may also utilize seminars and consulting services for added support. To learn more, please visit http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/rsmeans/. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data LLC (RCD), a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed Construction Data’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local project leads, accurate and up-to-date RSMeans cost data, marketing solutions and market intelligence to provide insight to construction industry professionals throughout the U.S and Canada. Visit the Reed Construction Data website at www.reedconstructiondata.com.    
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    Strategic Relationship of Reed Construction Data and Heartland Retail Construction Delivers Quality Leads to Subcontractors Norcross, Ga. (August 6, 2013) - Reed Construction Data, a leading provider of construction information within the United States and Canada, is excited to announce a strategic relationship with Heartland Retail Construction Inc.  Reed’s extensive database of project leads gives Heartland Retail the power to reach out to subcontractors across the U.S., with the added visibility they need to build the best possible bids. Heartland Retail, a leading provider of tenant improvement, remodel and fast-track rollout services throughout the United States, builds quality retail environments for the country’s top retail brands, including Sterling Jewelers (Kay Jewelers and Jared), DSW Shoes, The Children’s Place, L’Occitane Boutiques and Christopher & Banks. “Working with Reed in conjunction with these clients helps Heartland Retail produce the highest quality product available on the market,” stated Bryan L. Behringer, Lead Estimator, Heartland Retail Construction. “We hope to continue to build on our great relationship with Reed Construction Data for 10 more years of future business.”“Reed is excited to work with a national general contractor of the caliber of Heartland Retail,” stated Shannelle Montoya, Strategic Source Developer, Reed Construction Data. “Heartland Retail is an amazing company, and I am happy to be able to provide assistance in the bidding process that leads to their company’s success.” “We are committed to providing our clients accurate and timely information they can count on,” stated Gil Layton,” Strategic Source Director, Reed Construction Data. “Our relationship with Heartland Retail enriches both the quality and depth of the project leads we offer.”
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    Alex Carrick, Chief Economist of Reed Construction Data Canada Retail sales in the U.S. are increasing nearly twice as fast as in Canada. That’s because Americans are feeling more prosperous than we are. There are two primary reasons. First, according to the calculations of four major authorities south of the border, new and existing home prices in the U.S. are rising by between 7.0% and 15.0% annually. In Canada, we’ll consider ourselves lucky if home prices stay flat this year. We’re worrying about a possible home price bubble, although the 40% drop in new multiple-unit starts in Toronto so far is deflating some of the problem. Second, stock market indices in the U.S. have been vastly outperforming the Toronto Stock Exchange. This translates to higher valuations for pension and mutual funds. Since the trough for equities in February 2009, the TSX has risen by about 50%, while the DJI and S&P 500 have doubled. NASDAQ has done even better. The factor that’s been holding back the TSX has been weak world trade, causing commodity prices to retreat from their peaks. At the same time, the lower commodity prices have helped American firms realize higher profits. As a result, it might be said that Canadian investors have “taken a bullet” for their U.S. cousins.What can be done to kick-start the TSX? Join Alex Carrick and other industry professionals on Thursday, September 26, 2013 in Toronto for the 28th Annual CanaData Conference.  
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    New version of the popular Local Bid Alerts provides free leads to help construction contractors find new projects. Reed Construction Data, leading provider of construction project information in the United States and Canada, announces the release of a new Local Bid Alerts, the innovative service that alerts contractors to commercial or civil projects coming up for bid in a selected area. Local Bid Alerts is now available. The Local Bid Alerts program is a time- and money-saving way for contractors to learn about local projects coming up for bid. Contractors simply sign up online to identify the types of projects and the geographic area they want to watch. They can also create a profile to narrow projects by selected value and by selected key words. Once defined, as many as ten construction project leads will be delivered every week. “Local Bid Alerts is a completely new, completely automated way for contractors to find jobs in their area,” said Paul Price, Director of Web and Online Marketing, Reed Construction Data. “With the current competitive economy, staying alert to new work possibilities is critical. Local Bid Alerts provides insight into new projects happening right now – making it quick and easy to stay on top of valuable opportunities.” The service provides the leads free of charge and without contract or obligation of any kind. Contractors who want to bid on a listed project or purchase additional information can pay a flat per-lead price. “Reed is constantly bringing unbelievable value and innovative solutions to the construction industry and its professionals,” said Paul Price. “We are excited to offer this complimentary, risk-free, cost-free service, so our customers can find more work and stay a step ahead of their competition.” To sign up for and experience Local Bid Alerts, go to www.reedconstructiondata.com/bid-alerts. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed provides actionable insight to construction professionals through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services, including national, regional and local construction project data, accurate and reliable construction cost data, effective marketing solutions and dynamic market intelligence. To learn more about Reed, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com.  
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    Cameron Sinclair, co-founder and ‘chief eternal optimist’ of Architecture for Humanity, has signed on to speak on June 19 at the upcoming AEC Cares blitz build event to help the homeless. The one-day event brings together a team of volunteers from across the U.S. — architects, contractors, manufacturers and industry professionals from Reed, the AIA and The Home Depot Foundation — who are working to make a difference in the Denver community. Like Sinclair’s Architecture for Humanity, AEC Cares is made up of members of the architectural, engineering and construction industries who want to create positive change for communities in need. AEC Cares selects a new project every year and works to bring together the needed design teams, funding and building product donations. This year, the group is renovating a historic Denver building, a Coalition property that provides comfortable housing and health care to disabled vets and homeless men and women who have nowhere else to turn. “Having Cameron Sinclair attend our ‘projectDenver’ event is an honor,” stated Laura Marlow, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Reed Construction Data. “We are sure his success with Architecture for Humanity will inspire members of our community to get involved and build solutions that last.” Cameron Sinclair, an architect as well as pioneer humanitarian, started Architecture for Humanity in 1999 after witnessing the need for the community to come together and make a change. Voted one of Fortune Magazine’s seven people changing the world for the better, Sinclair has lead projects throughout the world, including the Tsunami in Japan and Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. In 2011, President Obama asked him to serve on the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA). Sinclair will speak at the luncheon on the day of the June 19 event, when hundreds of volunteers don hard hats at the Beacon Place facility to transform the community areas of the property into safe, healing environments. The Beacon Place project in Denver is AEC Cares’ third annual event. For more information about AEC Cares and projectDenver, please visit www.AECcares.com. About AEC Cares AEC Cares is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation actively supported by Reed Construction Data, the AIA, Hanley Wood, generous sponsors, donors and volunteers. Bringing together architects, contractors, manufacturers and industry professionals from across the United States and Canada, AEC Cares works to create positive change through meaningful projects that benefit a new community every year. To learn more about AEC Cares, visit www.aeccares.com. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed provides actionable insight to construction professionals through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services, including national, regional and local construction project data, accurate and reliable construction cost data, effective marketing solutions and dynamic market intelligence. To learn more about Reed, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com.
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    Industry leading RSMeans cost data titles are now available in convenient eBook, as well as book, CD and online formats. Norcross, Ga. - RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data and North America’s leading provider of construction cost information, announces the addition of eBooks to its extensive catalog of cost data titles. The new digitally-formatted books are available today. “We are excited to take our cost data books to a whole new level with eBooks,” states Andrea Sillah, Senior Product Marketing Manager, RSMeans. “Our goal is to provide our customers with the most accurate and reliable information available — in a format that allows access from multiple devices, whether in the office or on the job site.”  RSMeans offers a complete library of cost data titles to help construction professionals create cost estimates for projects ranging from commercial new construction to facilities maintenance and repair, renovation and sustainable construction. The titles cover a wide range of materials, equipment and labor costs to keep owners, developers, architects, engineers and contractors current on localized construction costs. To celebrate the release of RSMeans books, the company is offering a 25% discount on all cost data eBook titles through July 2013. Use promo code epdf-2013. For more information, please visit http://rsmeans.directfrompublisher.com. About RSMeans RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data and the most quoted name in construction, is North America’s leading provider of construction cost information. For more than 70 years, RSMeans has been the source of locally relevant, accurate and up-to-date cost information construction professionals can count on to build competitive estimates and control construction costs. The on-staff experts at RSMeans offer seminars, consulting services and assistance with cost data and estimating needs. To learn more about RSMeans, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com/rsmeans. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed provides actionable insight to construction professionals through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services, including national, regional and local construction project data, accurate and reliable construction cost data, effective marketing solutions and dynamic market intelligence. To learn more about Reed, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com.
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    COOLNet Alberta, comprised of local construction associations in Alberta, and Reed Construction Data sign a memorandum of understanding to deliver new opportunities to association members and Reed customers. Local construction associations (LCAs) in Alberta and Reed Construction Data have agreed to share resources to provide members and customers new construction opportunities in Alberta. The partners have negotiated key points for a strategic alliance with unprecedented industry reach. The two drivers of the alliance are (i) providing industry sources of project info with valued tools for bid notifications and related workflow and (ii) generating additional project opportunities for members and customers. “It was a long, but relatively painless evaluation process to ensure the benefits of this alliance are clear for our members and for the Alberta construction industry in general,” stated Les LaRoque, Chair of COOLNet Alberta. “Reed has a good track record with these types of alliances, which was revealed in our due diligence. We are excited and ready to collaborate with Reed on this.” Reed Construction Data has a similar strategic alliance with Ontario LCAs, which has yielded significant benefits since its inception in late 2011. Like the Ontario alliance, the proposed Alberta partnership draws on the strengths of both partners to improve the flow of information to and from key suppliers of construction. “COOLNet Alberta has a long tradition of providing valuable information to members to help grow their businesses,” stated Mark Casaletto, General Manager and Vice President of Reed Construction Data Canada. “COOLNet is also focused on providing value to owners. We both quickly realized we are aligned in how we wish to work with the supply and also the demand sides of the industry in Alberta.”“The time is right to work together,” stated Dorothy Carson, Executive Director, Lloydminster Construction Association. “Building bridges within the industry makes more sense than putting up walls or both parties trying to ‘go it alone.’ Collaboration is a good fit here.” The partners have signed an MOU and expect to ratify an agreement in upcoming weeks. About COOLNet Alberta COOLNet Alberta is governed and managed by the Construction Associations of Calgary, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Lethbridge, Lloydminster, Medicine Hat, Peace River & Red Deer. Questions about the online plansroom? Call 403-291-3350 or email coolnet@cca.cc. About Reed Construction Data Canada Reed Construction Data Canada, a division of Reed Business Information and part of the Reed Elsevier Group, is the leading provider of construction information solutions and industry news in Canada. Reed Construction Data offers its customers construction project leads, building product information, construction cost tools, market analytics and construction news through a suite of online, digital and print references. For more information, please visit www.reedconstructiondata.com/canada. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed provides actionable insight to construction professionals through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services, including national, regional and local construction project data, accurate and reliable construction cost data, effective marketing solutions and dynamic market intelligence. To learn more about Reed, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com.
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    Chief economists from Reed Construction Data, the American Institute of Architects and the Associated General Contractors of America are coming together for a complimentary construction economy webcast:  Riding the Roller Coaster - Ups and Downs in Construction Spending, Materials and Labor. Set for May 9, the webcast features leading chief economists, Ken Simonson of the AGC, Kermit Baker of the AIA and Bernard Markstein of Reed Construction Data, who share their insight into the outlook for commercial construction. The construction economy has taken many turns over the past several years. Although the sequester, the federal debt ceiling and rising oil prices are factoring into upcoming risks, there are many signs that recovery is just ahead. Find out where opportunities exist for commercial construction when the economists discuss: What issues are directly affecting the construction outlook? Which markets are showing the most growth? Will housing numbers continue to climb? What’s ahead for the housing industry? Which building material prices will spike? Which will fall? Which areas of commercial construction will perform best? What are architects seeing for commercial construction? Will unemployment numbers continue to fall? Will labor shortages derail the industry’s rebound? Which areas are experiencing the most change? What are the top risks to the 2013 economy? The live webcast airs on May 9, 2013, from 2-3:30 p.m., EDT, with the speakers accepting questions from the online audience in the last half hour. An archived version and presentation slides are available to registrants after the broadcast. Sponsored by InfoTech International, the webcast is free of charge and open to everyone. AIA members who register and attend the live broadcast are eligible to receive 1.5 AIA continuing education credits. To sign up for the webcast, please click here to register. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data LLC (RCD), a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed Construction Data’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local project leads, accurate and up-to-date RSMeans cost data, marketing solutions and market intelligence to provide insight to construction industry professionals throughout the U.S and Canada. Visit the Reed Construction Data website at www.reedconstructiondata.com. About The AGC of America The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a national trade association, dedicated to furthering the ever-changing agenda of commercial construction contractors, improving job site safety, expanding the use of cutting edge technologies and techniques, and strengthening the dialogue between contractors and owners. Founded in 1918, AGC today represents more than 33,500 member firms, including 7,500 of America’s leading general contractors and over 13,000 specialty-contracting firms. Visit the AGC website at www.agc.org. About The American Institute of Architects For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit the AIA website at www.aia.org. About InfoTech International, LLC InfoTech International, LLC provides cloud-based software solutions that combine advanced mathematics and innovative technology. InfoTech’s big data analytic capabilities bring on-demand business intelligence and management metrics to the construction industry. It’s Project Tracker Lite (PT Lite) software helps businesses strengthen their lead and sales execution process, increase channel visibility and build stronger customers relationships. For more information, go to www.ptlite.com.
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    AEC Cares, Reed Construction Data, Hanley Wood and the AIA join forces to renovate the historic Beacon Place facility for the homeless on the day before the 2013 AIA National Convention.AEC Cares will make something very special happen in Denver this June when it brings together leading industry professionals for a project to help the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. Working with Reed Construction Data, the AIA and Hanley Wood, “projectDenver” will mobilize architects, manufacturers and construction professionals to renovate the Coalition’s Beacon Place — a Denver facility that provides housing and health care assistance to homeless and disabled men and women. The project takes place on June 19, 2013. “Every year, AEC Cares inspires the construction community to transform lives and create a lasting legacy for some of those who most need our support,” stated Iain Melville, CEO, Reed Construction Data and Board President, ae Cares. “This year, we are excited to bring that collaboration to Denver and the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless.” The Coalition provides services for homeless individuals and families throughout Colorado. Their Beacon Place facility offers safe, stable housing specifically to disabled veterans and homeless men and women who are battling disabilities, serious medical challenges and mental illness. Beacon Place also opens its doors to adults who are suffering or recovering from illness or surgery, but have nowhere to go upon release from a hospital. Scheduled to occur the day before the 2013 AIA National Convention, AEC Cares projectDenver will bring together Reed, Hanley Wood, the AIA and as many as 100 volunteers for the June 19 “blitz build” event. Denver-based Path21 Architecture,   Layton Construction  and Landwise Landscape Architecture have signed on, donating on-site skills and expertise to the project. “Design and construction industry build shelter for their clients every day,” stated Mike Waldinger, Executive Director, AIA Illinois. “The people AEC Cares helps may never be in a position to be clients, but they need shelter and support from our partnership every bit as much. That’s the beauty of the support made possible by our sponsors and volunteers.”“Working together, we can make an amazing difference in the space of just one day,” agreed Iain Melville. “It’s a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity to really give something back, and I encourage sponsors and volunteers alike to get involved and help this great industry initiative.” To sponsor the AEC Cares project and help build a better environment for those who need it most, visit www.aeccares.com. About AEC Cares AEC Cares is an autonomous 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation actively supported by Reed Construction Data, the AIA, Hanley Wood, generous sponsors, donors and volunteers. Bringing together architects, contractors, manufacturers and industry professionals from across the United States and Canada, AEC Cares works to create positive change through meaningful projects that benefit a new community every year. To learn more about AEC Cares, visit www.aeccares.com. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed provides actionable insight to construction professionals through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services, including national, regional and local construction project data, accurate and reliable construction cost data, effective marketing solutions and dynamic market intelligence. To learn more about Reed, visit reedconstructiondata.com.
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    Experts discuss outlook and trends for Healthcare, Education and Retail construction in upcoming Reed Insight Series webcast. Reed Construction Data, a leading provider of construction information in the U.S. and Canada, announces the upcoming webcast:  The Insight Series: Market and Product Opportunities for Healthcare, Education and Retail Construction. The free webcast airs on March 7, 2013 at 2:00 p.m., EST. “This webcast is the first installment of the Insight Series of webcasts and on-site sessions designed specifically for construction professionals who want and need to stay current with industry trends,” said Daimon Bridge, Senior Director of Market Intelligence, Reed. “The series provides visibility into overall construction industry activity, as well as the important healthcare, education and retail verticals – giving participants actionable insight they can use to drive their business success in 2013.” The one-hour webcast features commentary from economic and industry experts, Bernard Markstein, Tim Duggan and T. J. Boyle, who share the latest news for the economy and construction, with special focus on dynamics currently shaping healthcare, education and retail: Overall outlook for construction in 2013 Threats and risk factors ahead Trends in healthcare, education and retail construction Regions with momentum Key participants in each market Products currently experiencing demand and those soon expected to be in demand “At the end of this webcast, listeners will have an understanding of factors driving the construction economy,” said Daimon Bridge. “Maybe more importantly, they will learn about trends they need to be aware of, the key participants and the most important projects taking place in healthcare, education and retail construction – both nationally and regionally.” The complimentary webcast airs live at 2:00 p.m., EST, on March 7, 2013, with the speakers accepting questions from the online audience immediately after the presentations. The webcast is open to everyone. Registration is required prior to the event. For more information, visit The Insight Series: Market and Product Opportunities for Healthcare, Education and Retail Construction. About Reed Construction Data Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed provides actionable insight to construction professionals through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services, including national, regional and local construction project data, accurate and reliable construction cost data, effective marketing solutions and dynamic market intelligence. For more information, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com/. About RSMeans RSMeans, a division of Reed Construction Data and the most quoted name in construction, is North America’s leading provider of construction cost information. For more than 70 years, RSMeans has been the source of locally relevant, accurate and up-to-date cost information construction professionals can count on to build competitive estimates and control construction costs. The on-staff experts at RSMeans offer seminars, consulting services and assistance with cost data and estimating needs. For more information, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com/.
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