Computers for Construction Expo

Bringing together manufacturers and users of new construction technology, the Computers for Construction 2001 conference will descend on the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, from November 13-15. More than 200 exhibitors will be showing the latest in project and document management, estimating and bidding, finance, and site preparation. Visit for more information.

IEC Supports Fire Prevention Week

The Independent Electrical Contractors Inc. (IEC), Alexandria, Va., participated in NFPA's public safety week Oct. 7-13 by providing its 77 chapters with educational materials that teach fire prevention. According to NFPA, cooking, heating, and electrical fires are among the top causes of residential fires and account for an annual average of nearly half of home fires and almost a third of associated fire deaths.

ASA Unveils New Searchable Database

The American Subcontractors Association (ASA), Alexandria, Va., recently introduced a new searchable database to help Internet users locate a construction subcontractor, supplier, or service provider. Called SubLocate, the search engine ( allows you to search the 6,000 ASA-member database.