Building upon its Master Builder software platform, Intuit, Mountain View, Calif., recently launched two new programs, Master Builder Live Advice Center and Master Builder Professional Advisors Program, that will enable construction firms and accountants to connect through the Internet.

Master Builder Live Advice Center allows construction firms to connect with accountants via the Web, using search criteria such as geographic location, subject matter, expertise, or background. Accountants who have designated themselves as accounting advisors will reply to contractor questions by e-mail or phone.

For the accountant looking for more construction clients, Master Builder Professional Advisors Program is a recognition program that gives accountants the option of becoming an Intuit Master Builder Professional Advisor or an Intuit Certified Master Builder ProAdvisor.