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Chief Economists From Reed Contruction Data, AIA and AGC Discuss 2014 Outlook in Upcoming Webcast

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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    Norcross, GA (PRWEB) November 14, 2012Reed Construction Data, the leading provider of construction information in North America, unveils its new brand at the 2012 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo in San Francisco. Reed Construction Data USA, RSMeans and Reed Construction Data Canada collectively offer a unique and powerful set of information and data assets to architectural, engineering and construction professionals. According to Iain Melville, CEO of Reed Construction Data, “Our research showed us that companies and organizations were sometimes not fully clear or aware of the diverse and often customized ways we can help them with their needs for data, analytics and market intelligence. “Our rebranding is more than just a new logo. It positions us to tell our story much more clearly—conveying who we are, what we do, what we stand for and where we can use the key insights that only we can provide to help our customers and partners with today’s complex and challenging, real time, information-driven decision making.” Reed delivers actionable insight to the construction industry through four channels—Market Intelligence, Marketing Solutions, RSMeans and Project Leads—to address the needs of product manufacturers, architects, owners and contractors and allow customers to access and utilize what they need to compete more successfully, work more accurately and save time and resources to enhance profitability. 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 construction data, building product information, construction cost data, advertising channels and market intelligence solutions to construction industry professionals in the U.S. and Canada. About RSMeans A division of Reed Construction Data, RSMeans 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 Canada Reed Construction Data Canada, a division of Reed Business Information and part of the Reed Elsevier Group, is the leading Canadian provider of construction information solutions and industry news through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services. 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 http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/canada.  
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    November 08, 2012. Norcross, Ga.Reed Construction Data, a leading provider of construction information is launching its new brand and services on November 14 at the 2012 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo (booth #3325N) in San Francisco. Reed Construction Data USA, RSMeans and Reed Construction Data Canada collectively offer a unique set of assets to architectural, engineering and construction professionals. Reed’s innovative technology, reliable cost data and over thirty years of experience and expertise in construction data make them a trusted partner in the industry. According to Iain Melville, CEO of Reed Construction Data, “The needs of our customers and the way they use intelligence and data are changing. Our unique assets enable customers to get real actionable intelligence from the information we provide. Our new brand is a great way to let people know how different we are.” Reed Construction Data delivers actionable insight to the construction industry through its core offerings: project leads, market intelligence, marketing solutions and RSMeans cost data—enabling customers to be more profitable and compete more successfully. To meet the growing demand for its market intelligence products and services, Reed is expanding its market intelligence team – creating at least 20 new jobs over the next six months. This unprecedented new level of investment will help meet the growing demand for the actionable intelligence Building Product Manufacturers need in today’s evolving market. RSMeans has developed its first “green” square-foot building models, consistent with the expanding green construction trends in the industry. The two newest green models, which RSMeans adds to its database of more than 100 building models, represent modifications of its existing 2-4-story office building and elementary school, which have been accepted and used by the industry for construction cost modeling for the past 30 years. The development of these new models is a major step forward in providing customers with detailed information regarding the cost of environmentally responsible construction. During this year’s Greenbuild, Reed Construction Data will feature the newly launched RSMeans Online—a cost data solution that combines up-to-date and accurate construction costs with online convenience, as well as cūbus—the innovative and dynamic market intelligence solution. According to Daimon Bridge, Senior Director of Market Intelligence at Reed Construction Data, “Due to the market feedback my team has received since we launched cūbus in May, we firmly believe that it’s already the best business intelligence product in the construction industry.” Attendees can stop by Reed’s newly branded booth to see how these and other core offerings, such as specEdge and Connect, provide the critical insight customers need to drive business strategies and make informed business decisions. Reed Construction Data is offering booth visitors a chance to win an iPad Mini with 30-day passes to exciting Reed products such as cūbus, Connect, specEdge and RSMeans Online. To learn more about Reed Construction Data, visit http://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 construction data, building product information, construction cost data, advertising channels and market intelligence solutions to construction industry professionals in the U.S. and Canada.About RSMeans A division of Reed Construction Data, RSMeans 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 Canada Reed Construction Data Canada, a division of Reed Business Information and member of the Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE: RUK and ENL), is the leading Canadian provider of construction information solutions and industry news through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services. 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, visit http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/can.
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    Chief economists from Reed Construction Data, The AGC and the AIA provide construction economy forecasts for 2012 into 2013. Reed Construction Data announces a new economic webcast:  Post-Election - Where is Construction Headed? Sponsored by InfoTech International, the webcast broadcasts live on November 8, 2012, at 3:00 p.m., EST. Now that the election is decided, find out what industry-leading chief economists, Bernard Markstein of Reed Construction Data, Ken Simonson of The AGC of America, and Kermit Baker of the American Institute of Architects, expect for the construction economy. “We are excited to have these three top-tier economists appear so soon after the election,” said Daimon Bridge, Senior Director of Market Intelligence, Reed Construction Data. “We’ve heard the opinions of candidates and commentators; this is an outstanding opportunity to hear what industry experts expect for construction immediately after the election and into 2013.” The economy has been a focus of campaigns and debates for many months. The fiscal cliff is still ahead, and many questions remain about the U.S. and global outlooks post-election and post-Sandy. The three construction economy experts provide their predictions for the post-election landscape, with planned topics to include: How will the election really affect the economy? Will the recovery gain strength or stop in its tracks? Where are building materials costs heading? What areas and segments of construction will grow; which ones are most vulnerable? What are the threats and risks to recovery? How will Sandy affect construction? The webcast begins at 3:00 p.m., EST, on November 8, 2012, and will be archived for later viewing. The panel of experts accepts questions from the online audience during the last half hour.To find out what these three top economists expect for the near future of the construction industry, please click here to sign up for the webcast.The webcast is open to everyone, but registration is required prior to the event. AIA Members who register and view the live broadcast are eligible to receive 1.5 AIA CEU continuing education credits. 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, visit www.ptlite.com. 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 construction data, building product information, advertising channels, construction cost data and market intelligence for construction industry professionals in 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. ###
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    Industry Leader Launches Unprecedented New Bid Alert Service To Give Contractors Free Leads For Active Construction Projects Norcross, Ga.  Reed Construction Data, leading provider of construction project information, market intelligence and marketing solutions in North America, announces the release of Local Bid Alerts, a valuable new project alert service that connects contractors and other construction professionals to local projects coming up for bid. Local Bid Alerts offers high quality leads completely free of charge and with no subscription or obligation of any kind. “This service is unlike any other. It gives contractors who haven’t yet tried a lead service, and those who have tried other services, a risk-free, cost-free way to see the value and quality of our project leads,” stated Iain Melville, CEO, Reed Construction Data. “Local Bid Alerts delivers active, first-rate project leads – not just samples – to give our customers a more complete view of construction activity in their area and open new opportunities for them to find projects they might otherwise miss.” Leveraging projects and contracts from Reed Construction Data’s powerful database, Local Bid Alerts introduces contractors to jobs that can drive their company’s success. The service delivers not only project leads, but also details such as contact information and all available plans and specifications, so contractors can reduce time spent researching and focus on jobs with the most potential for profit.  With the Local Bid Alerts package, contractors receive: Free weekly email alerts, with accurate and exact information about construction projects bidding in their area Free access to summary-level information for thousands of projects from Reed Construction Data’s industry-leading project database Free exclusive content on cost estimating and construction management content from the most used and most quoted name in construction, RSMeans The Local Bid Alerts Service is effortless, delivering new project leads directly to the contractor’s inbox on a weekly basis. The contractor “owns” the lead and can follow it through all building stages for added value through the duration of the project – the lead never “disappears.” There are no hidden charges, no gimmicks and no surprises. “Local Bid Alerts is an exceptional opportunity for contractors of all types to find and bid on new projects in their area,” stated Iain Melville. “We are excited to offer this free service to give our customers the ability to win more jobs and gain an advantage over their competition.” To sign up for and experience Local Bid Alerts, go to http://www.reedconstructiondata.com/mkt/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 Construction Data’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local construction data, building product information, construction cost data, advertising channels and market intelligence solutions for construction industry professionals in the United States and Canada. For more information, please go to www.reedconstructiondata.com.  
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    Exciting Product Package Provides Real-time Advantages to Advance Contractor Business Performance and Profit.Reed Construction Data announces a never-before-combined suite of products, the Contractor Bundle, that gives contractors the power to strategically find, bid and estimate jobs with unparalleled efficiency to increase their business growth and profit. “In this economy, every dollar counts. We are arming contractors with the tools they need to find and bid projects more quickly and accurately than ever before,” said Iain Melville, CEO, Reed Construction Data. “Contractors get real-time insight into available opportunities in their area, allowing them to act on opportunities sooner and more successfully.” Combining the extraordinary power of RSMeans Cost Data, Bluebeam Revu, Reed Insider by GradeBeam and SmartProject News, the Contractor Bundle offers a complete solution to drive business growth: Unlimited access to project leads for any state to stay on top of bidding opportunities Immediate project detail, including owners, architects and engineers Convenient, online access to plans, specs and addenda anytime, from anywhere on the web Real-time updates for informed business decisions Powerful PDF tools for creation, mark-up, editing and collaboration Valuable networking connections to over 425,000 contractors Streamlined exchange of invitations-to-bid, drawings and specifications Reliable and up-to-date cost information for more accurate estimates One of the most significant advantages of the Contractor Bundle is that it provides instant access to live project information from Reed Construction Data’s powerful database, allowing contractors to uncover opportunities to win more profitable jobs and stay a step ahead of the competition. “Successful business requires timely and actionable information from a trusted source,” stated Iain Melville. “With the Contractor Bundle, contractors can find more work, focus their efforts, improve productivity and realize greater profits.” The Contractor Bundle is available now. For more information, click here. 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 construction data, building product information, construction cost data, advertising channels and market intelligence solutions for construction industry professionals in the United States and Canada. For more information, please go to www.reedconstructiondata.com.
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    Construction Industry Experts “Blitz Build” An Abandoned House in Washington, D.C., to Help Homeless and At-risk Young People Seeking to Achieve. Reed Construction Data and Hanley Wood, the partners of AEC Cares, and a team of 150+ volunteers recently donned hard hats and rolled up their sleeves to join forces with Sasha Bruce Youthwork students for a one-day “blitz build” project to turn an abandoned building into a home for young people working to help themselves succeed. Sasha Bruce Youthwork is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit with an outstanding history of helping homeless and at-risk youths who want to remain in school and develop skills for their futures. Concentrating on 16-21 year olds, SBY gives the young people life skills and training; equally important, it gives them a safe place to stay, so they can remain in school and move forward positively. AEC Cares, a partnership of Reed Construction Data and Hanley Wood, began during a discussion about the AIA national convention, an event attended by thousands of architects and construction industry professionals. “We want to find meaningful ways to help the communities in which we live and work, and the annual AIA conventions are an opportunity to pull together industry professionals for a new project in a different community every year,” stated Iain Melville, CEO, Reed Construction Data. “Every community has a unique need, and although we can’t completely erase that need, we certainly can make a positive difference while we are there.” In researching a project for 2012, Reed Construction Data was introduced by Keri-Lynn Coleman of Collaborative Planning Group to Sasha Bruce Youthwork. “We had been looking for a way to turn a donated Marshall Heights structure into a home for eight young people,” stated Jim Beck, Director of Development, Sasha Bruce Youthwork. “When the people of Reed Construction Data approached us about helping with a project, we immediately thought of the building on D Street.” After considerable planning, and with generous monetary, materials and service donations from building product manufacturers, the one-day “blitz build” began. Over 150 volunteers, including industry professionals and SBY students, reported to the house to make as much progress as possible in one day. The event attracted many dignitaries: Mayor Vincent C. Gray of the District of Columbia Wendy Spencer, CEO, Corporation for National & Community Service, appeared at the request of President Obama and the First Lady Mike Waldinger, Executive Director, AIA, Illinois, Mickey Jacob, 2013 AIA President-elect and Jeff Potter, 2012 AIA President Deborah Shore, Executive Director and Founder of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, thanked the organizers, participants and volunteers and introduced two program success stories: Jasmine Williams, a well-spoken young SBY student-turned-SBY-employee, who discussed the value the house will have in providing a home, skills, sense of family and belonging; and Michael Jackson, an SBY trainee, who gave an equally touching speech, praising SBY for helping him gain skills to get away from the streets. Michael will be receiving his high school diploma this month. While the house is not yet complete, AEC Cares, the volunteers, sponsors and SBY students made exceptional progress. Expected completion is July, 2012. “I’ve been working in the nonprofit sector for over two decades, and never before have I seen such an excellent example of for-profit businesses working hand-in-hand with homeless youth advocates and service providers,” said Jim Beck. “This is the type of partnership you hear politicians tout, but rarely, if ever, see in action.” “Reed Construction Data is honored to work with Deborah Shore and the staff and students of Sasha Bruce Youthwork, as well as the volunteers and sponsors who gave time, materials and donations to make this project a success,” said Iain Melville. The partners of AEC Cares believe this project can lead to great futures for generations of young people.” 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 construction data, building product information, construction cost data, advertising channels and market intelligence solutions to construction industry professionals in the U.S. and Canada.  
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    cūbus is Revealed as the Clear Market Intelligence Choice for Construction Industry Building Product ManufacturersNorcross, Ga. -  Reed Construction Data and InfoTech International announce the release of cūbus, a dynamic and comprehensive new market intelligence solution that delivers unparalleled visibility into the construction industry. Officially introduced at the AIA 2012 National Convention in Washington, D.C., cūbus was shown to an unprecedented number of building product manufacturers, with continuous demand for demonstrations throughout the three-day event. “We are incredibly excited about the reception from the market for cūbus,” stated Daimon Bridge, Head of Market Intelligence, Reed Construction Data. “We knew a tool this exceptional would generate demand, but this has surpassed even our own expectations. Many of our customers switched to cūbus from a competitor’s service— an indication of just how attractive and disruptive cūbus will be.” cūbus provides unmatched insight into the construction market through live project information from Reed Construction Data’s powerful database. Visually intuitive and interactive, cūbus’ on-demand intelligence gives building product manufacturers the right information to monitor company performance, product demand and the competition, delivering intelligence manufacturers need to develop sound, strategic business solutions and stay a step ahead of the competition. “We saw immediate potential in cūbus, as it gives us the ability to benchmark against our competitors, track performance and develop targeted marketing and sales strategies,” stated Justin Hardy, Marketing Manager, Knauf Insulation, a new cūbus user. “The fact that it’s user friendly, with a clean, simple look gives us the ability to obtain rich data quality that brings real value.” A significant factor in the appeal of cūbus is its ability to deliver intelligence from day one, without time-consuming setup or definition of preset terms. Users can immediately view reports for the market segment of their choice and drill into the information at any time to see the actual projects driving the data points. “Reed Construction Data understands the importance of quality, real-time, actionable intelligence in strategically evaluating the market and competitive landscape, and then turning that into measurable execution plans,” said Iain Melville, CEO, Reed Construction Data. “We launched cūbus to give building product manufacturers exactly those capabilities.” To get more information about cūbus market intelligence or to schedule a private viewing with a customized intelligence report, click here. About cūbus In creating Cubist art, Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque took real-life objects, broke them down, and then presented them from unique and innovative new angles and viewpoints. Inspired by Cubist art, the cūbus market intelligence solution looks into a multi-faceted database of construction information and artfully brings the multidimensional data into focus, revealing dynamic marketing opportunities and insight to drive business success. The Reed Construction Data booth at this year’s AIA convention combined the unveiling of cūbus with an exhibit of Cubist artwork by artist Edelweiss “Picasso” Calcagno. The charming Ms. Calcagno made guest appearances throughout the AIA convention. 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 construction data, building product information, construction cost data, advertising channels and market intelligence solutions to construction industry professionals in the U.S. and Canada. For more information, please go to www.reedconstructiondata.com. 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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