NEW YORK, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Construction's GreenSource, a publication devoted to sustainable design and construction, won the Jesse H. Neal Award for Best Start-Up Publication at the American Business Media's annual Neal Awards event. McGraw-Hill Construction, a unit of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), also received two awards for ENR.com (http://www.enr.com), the website of Engineering News-Record. The website received the "Best Online Article or Series" award for its package of stories and slideshows about Dubai (http://enr.construction.com/features/international/archives/061106a.asp). It also received the Best Website award in the category for sites with fewer than 100,000 unique visitors per month. Called "the Pulitzer Prize of the business media," the prestigious Jesse H. Neal Awards recognize editorial excellence in business-to-business publications. The awards were presented March 22 at a lunch hosted by American Business Media at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. GreenSource magazine was created in 2006 in response to the needs and demands of the profession and is the source for noteworthy trends in sustainable design, projects and case studies of best practices. GreenSource is produced by the editors of McGraw-Hill Construction, in partnership with editors at BuildingGreen, Inc. GreenSource magazine is supported by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), and its circulation of 42,000 consists of the key specifiers and buyers involved in green design and construction including 30,000 members of the USGBC. The magazine will be published quarterly this year, following two issues in 2006 (May and November). ENR.com, which expands the print publication Engineering News-Record, provides the news, analysis, commentary and data that construction industry professionals need to do their jobs more effectively. ENR.com has more than 90,000 unique visitors a month, composed of contractors, project owners, engineers, architects, government regulators and industry suppliers - many of whom work around the world. The Neal judges praised ENR.com for its "stunning slide show; good collection of tools and mix of news...a deep site." "In the short time since its launch, GreenSource magazine has captured the attention and interest of its audience as well as the business media community," said Robert Ivy, vice president and editorial director for McGraw- Hill Construction and editor in chief of Architectural Record. "ENR has a long history but has always changed to keep up with the times. We are proud of ENR's editorial staff for the quality of news they provide to the industry via the Internet. It is a great honor for us to receive this recognition for the editorial and design excellence of our publications and websites." In addition to the awards received, McGraw-Hill Construction's Architectural Record was named as a Neal Award finalist in three categories: Best Web Site, Best Editorials, and Best Department (Architectural Technology). About McGraw-Hill Construction McGraw-Hill Construction connects people, projects and products across the design and construction industry. For more than a century, the Company has remained North America's leading provider of construction project information, plans and specifications, product information, industry news, and industry trends and forecasts. In print and online, The Company offers a variety of tools, applications, and resources that easily integrate with its customers' workflows. Backed by the power of Dodge, Sweets (www.sweets.com), Architectural Record (www.architecturalrecord.com), Engineering News-Record (www.ENR.com), GreenSource (www.GreenSourcemag.com) and 11 Regional Publications, McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers within the $4.6 trillion global construction community. To learn more, visit: www.construction.com. About The McGraw-Hill Companies Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2006 were $6.3 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com.
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