News bits

November 01, 2000 |
  • Online organization

A/E/C firms can distribute, view and acquire project drawings and technical documents online with version 4.0 of's Web-based project management program.

  • Everything and the sink

If what A/E/C professionals are looking for isn't found at this online catalog of more than 250,000 items, they can simply place a request for quote (RFQ). According to the Web site's developers, members have asked for some unusual items, including a $100,000 dump truck, 500 bales of hay and even a baseball hat with dreadlocks hanging off the back.

  • Online cost estimator

New tool enables users to prepare conceptual cost estimates online for 70 different building types. Custom Cost Estimator calculates information such as cost of material per square foot and total building cost.

  • Dial-a-roof

A strategic alliance means that Centria's line of roof and wall panels can now be purchased online. It's said to reduce the cost and time required to get the materials to the job site.

  • Facility management

Web site offers services, tools and resources to help facilities management professionals enhance productivity and reduce operating costs. Among the tools is "Sense and Respond," a Web-based software application that allows facilities managers to post operation's data online.

  • Let the bidding begin

An ideal way to dispose of surplus inventory, HVAC Auction allows companies to list HVAC equipment, components and material for sale through an online auction process. Users can set a minimum acceptable sale price and can set an auction to run for a specified time period or terminate immediately when a buyer offers the requested sale price.

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