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Special Announcement: McGraw-Hill Construction Sweets Introduces New Mobile App for Design Professionals

April 17, 2012

With this app, design professionals can search for building product information quickly on iPhones and Android devices

McGraw-Hill Construction Sweets, the one-stop source of building product information for the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) community, has developed and launched a new mobile app that enables design professionals to search and download specs, CAD, BIM, catalogs, data sheets and more quickly and easily on their iPhones and Android devices. Design professionals can choose from the thousands of building products via Sweets Search or by "MasterFormat Browse" to find the products that meet their design vision.

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"We're very excited about this new Sweets mobile app," said Michael McNerney, senior product director, McGraw-Hill Construction. "Sweets.com is the leading source of building product information, and now design professionals will be able to find product information—from wherever they are. Whether in their offices or out in the field, they'll be able to get CAD files, BIM objects, specs and product catalogs on their smart phones."

Sweets has over 75,000 registered users who perform more than 3 million product category searches each year. Users can search, compare, and select from thousands of product catalogs, computer-aided design (CAD) details, three-part specifications and building information modeling (BIM) objects. Sweets mobile offers what designers need when and where they are making design decisions.

"The new Sweets mobile app is in line with our continued strategy to make our content easily accessible to AEC audiences on their platforms of choice," added McNerney. "Our depth and breadth of content has always been the strongest in the marketplace and now access is easier than ever before."

Furthermore, this new Sweets mobile app provides building product manufacturers who currently list their product information on Sweets with even greater access to design and construction professionals.

The Sweets mobile app can be downloaded at the iTunes Store, Android Market and at http://construction.com/sweets/apps/. For more information, visit http://www.sweets.com or call 1-877-601-6001.

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 (NYSE: MHP) announced on September 12, 2011, its intention to separate into two public companies: McGraw-Hill Financial, a provider of content and analytics to global financial markets, and McGraw-Hill Education, an 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 Indices, Platts energy information services, McGraw-Hill Construction, and J.D. Power and Associates. With sales of $6.2 billion in 2010, the Corporation has approximately 21,000 employees across more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.

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