CHICAGO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, has been selected as a finalist for the Illinois Technology Association's 2014 ITA CityLIGHTS Lighthouse Award, Textura and the ITA announced today.
The Lighthouse Award recognizes a growth-stage company that, through innovation in products, services or business approach, has grown to become a serious competitor in the marketplace. Award criteria include having an industry, regional or national reputation as well as a proven track record of long-standing partnerships with customers, as demonstrated by high customer retention that exceeds industry norms.
Since its founding in 2004, Textura has delivered innovative technology solutions to the construction industry that transform processes and improve outcomes across the construction project lifecycle. Textura's cloud-based collaboration solutions enable construction professionals to improve operational efficiency, mitigate risks and boost visibility into critical activities.
The winners for each of the eight categories will be announced at the ITA CityLIGHTS Awards on Thursday, September 18, at Morgan Manufacturing in Chicago. Each year, ITA CityLIGHTS attracts more than 600 people from 400 organizations including business owners, investors, legislators and policymakers.
The public can contribute to the selection of this year's winners by voting from August 19 – September 8 at itacitylights.com. Winners will be determined by composite score (50 percent judges; 50 percent community voting) in all categories except the CityLIGHTS Award, which is determined solely by the ITA Board of Directors.
A panel of accomplished judges representing the Who's Who in Illinois technology reviewed nominations to select the finalists. This year's judges hail from major organizations including Fieldglass, Google, HERE, Orbitz and World Business Chicago. The list of past winners includes Gogo, Groupon, NAVTEQ, and Braintree, among others.
"We are thrilled to be a finalist for such a prestigious award. We started Textura with the principle that clients are our partners, and that relationship is reflected in the work we do every day to understand their evolving challenges and respond with innovative solutions. It is an honor to be recognized for the success of those efforts," said Textura Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Allin.
"Even after 15 years, I am still in awe of the caliber of finalists and companies we get to celebrate each year," said ITA CEO Fred Hoch. "Our CityLIGHTS program is about raising the bar for the future of Chicago tech and I'm proud to say it gets a little higher and harder every year – sky's the limit for Textura as far as I'm concerned."
Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle – from takeoff, estimating, design, pre-qualification and bid management to submittals, field management, LEED® management and payment.
The Textura® collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks. With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation. www.texturacorp.com
About the ITA
The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is an enabling organization powering the growth of tech in Illinois. Through vibrant programs, services and strategic consulting, the ITA drives our dynamic industry by working to grow, build and elevate our members. For more information, visit www.illinoistech.org, follow the ITA on Twitter at www.twitter.com/itabuzz, and view the ITA's Facebook profile at www.facebook.com/illinoistechnology.
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