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RCD and GradeBeam.com Establish New Alliance and Introduce Joint Product Offering ‘Reed Insider’

Oct 14, 2011

NORCROSS, GA (October 14, 2011) – Reed Construction Data LLC (RCD) and GradeBeam.com today announced a strategic alliance, introducing a new product offering, Reed Insider — an online communication network for construction professionals. Reed Insider is a complement to RCD’s construction lead services with unlimited access to information related to construction projects in a select geography or nationwide.  RCD’s construction lead customers range from contractors and subcontractors, who are looking for new projects to bid, to building product manufacturers looking for new sales and marketing opportunities. Users of Reed Insider (powered by GradeBeam.com) can access a database of over 400,000 North American construction companies and easily exchange construction information, including contractor qualifications, invitations-to-bid, drawings, specifications and addenda.

“We are proud to work with GradeBeam.com to launch Reed Insider, offering customers affordable, cutting-edge technology and services for greater impact and efficiency,” said Steve Ritchie, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, Reed Construction Data.  “These two offerings combine to deliver a complete solution to construction professionals who are looking for better ways to win more jobs, expand their networks, manage communication and increase profitability.”

Reed Insider allows customers to replace outdated communication and paper-based processes with innovative technology-driven alternatives. By utilizing Reed Insider, contractors can electronically connect with new industry partners, exchange qualifications, request or submit bids, manage construction documents and instantly distribute critical information. Future product enhancements will also include similar document and communications management tools for architects and owners.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to partner with Reed Construction Data and further enhance our combined products with industry expertise, technical knowledge and brand reputation,” said Bryan Jurewicz, President and CEO of GradeBeam.com.  “RCD and GradeBeam.com have demonstrated success in delivering effective solutions that help the industry work more efficiently construction projects.  This partnership strengthens our value proposition to our customers and allows us to expand the offerings available to them in the combined brand of Reed Insider powered by GradeBeam.com.”

For more information or to purchase Reed Insider, please visit the Reed Insider Information Page or contact Reed Construction Data at 1.800.424.3996. 

About Reed Construction Data LLC
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 through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services. Reed Construction Data’s portfolio of products and services includes national, regional and local construction data, building product information, construction cost data, market analytics and advertising channels to construction industry professionals in the U.S.

About GradeBeam.com
GradeBeam.com is the only fully managed communication network built BY and FOR the construction industry. By providing a secure, online resource for the exchange of information, GradeBeam.com allows industry professionals to post, manage and access critical project information at a central location. GradeBeam.com simplifies and expedites the massive information exchange that occurs in the pre-construction phases of projects, including qualifications, invitations-to-bid (ITBs), drawing/specification distribution, corrections, addenda, requests for information and responses. By leveraging the newest information and communication technologies, GradeBeam.com enables construction firms to make their business processes more cost effective.

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Reed Construction Data Contact:
Talisha Jackson
Phone: 770.209.3516
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GradeBeam.com Contact:                                                     
Ron Jurewicz
Phone: 312.428.4345
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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 through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services. Reed offers its customers construction project leads, building product information, construction cost tools, construction news through a suite of online and print references — all valuable resources for architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, distributors and other professionals in the construction industry. For more information, visit www.reedconstructiondata.com or call 877-REED411.

Reed Business Information, a part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc (NYSE:RUK and ENL), is North America’s largest business-to-business information provider, with more than 80 market-leading publications, 55 Websites and a range of leading business-to-business services.