McGraw-Hill and Meridian to collaborate

Yet another AECcafe story (also carried by Cadalyst). McGraw-Hill Construction has formed a partnership with construction project management software vendor Meridian Systems to provide “more streamlined tools for managing digital program and project controls, project documents, and construction information”.

The relationship will see Meridian’s software, including Prolog and Proliance, integrated with McGraw-Hill’s Construction Network and its Project Document Manager system (developed jointly with ReproMAX – see June 2006 post). I believe ReproMAX was the result of a previous collaboration between Meridian and Adenium Systems (see 27 April 2006 post).

Such a relationship between a publishing house and a software vendor reminds me of the UK association between Reed’s Contract Journal and 4Projects, launched in late 2005 and which hasn’t exactly revolutionised the fortunes of either business.

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