McGraw-Hill Professional Announces the Next Generation of the Web-Based Reference Tool AccessEngineering

Jun 23, 2011, 09:00 ET from McGraw-Hill Professional

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move that signals the next generation of interactivity for traditional technical information, McGraw-Hill announced it has begun development on AccessEngineering 3.0 (, a new platform that will bring unprecedented functionality to its vast store of engineering reference content.

McGraw-Hill has been a leader in providing highly valuable engineering information for more than 100 years to students and professionals. Today, its web-based platform includes such valuable resources as Perry's Handbook for Chemical Engineers, Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, and Roarks Formulas for Stress and Strain.  The redesigned AccessEngineering will offer this renowned engineering content displayed and amplified in the most interactive, multimedia formats in their history. Available as a desktop platform, AccessEngineering will also be accessible for tablets and smart phones providing remote access to more than 200,000 content pages, 10,000 charts and graphs and 50,000 images.

McGraw-Hill will work with Semantico, a market-leading digital publishing solutions provider, to develop the redesigned platform. The new version of AccessEngineering will allow students, academics and professionals to better integrate McGraw-Hill content into their workflow in new ways. It will provide visual, video, and graphical enhancements that will dramatically accelerate learning outcomes for engineering students, and incorporate content assets from select businesses within The McGraw-Hill Companies' portfolio.

"We are thrilled to build AccessEngineering into an exciting, interactive content experience, designed with our subscribers' needs in mind. Partnering with Semantico to re-imagine the platform, we are making our premier content work even harder for students and engineers," says Steve Chapman, publisher at McGraw-Hill Professional.  

Richard Padley, managing director, Semantico said: "We're delighted to have been selected by McGraw Hill. Our aim is to build a site that engages McGraw-Hill's customers and rewards them with an interactive and content-rich learning platform. AccessEngineering will be a new and exciting reference tool that makes full use of the internet without the constraints of traditional publishing."

The new platform, launching at the end of 2011, will also contain the latest engineering news from industry publications such as McGraw-Hill's Engineering News- Record; a complete library of course related problems, solutions and examples; teaching videos and animations for major engineering concepts and examples, new curriculum maps, and thousands of interactive graphs, tables, and charts.

About McGraw-Hill Professional

McGraw-Hill Professional is a unit of McGraw-Hill Education, a leading global provider of print and digital instructional, assessment and reference solutions that empower professionals and students of all ages. McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), has offices in 33 countries and publishes in more than 65 languages. Additional information is available at

About Semantico

Semantico was founded in 1999 and is an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company. Semantico operates as a strategic partner providing a range of services and technologies including consultancy, publishing platform design and build, e-book system development, digital marketing, access management, support and hosting. Experts in access and discovery, Semantico works across a wide range of industry sectors, including Reference/Academic; STM; Education; Trade, Legal, Tax & Regulatory; Associations & Institutes, and Publishing Intermediaries. Many of the world's leading publishers and information providers have benefited from Semantico's e-publishing expertise, including Oxford University Press, Wiley, Nature Publishing Group, Springer, Macmillan Education and Dawson Books. For more information about Semantico visit:

SOURCE McGraw-Hill Professional