News Briefs for January 1, 2001

Jan 1, 2001 12:00 PM, By EC&M Staff

Health Insurance Tips Online
The American Subcontractors Association (ASA), Alexandria, Va., recently announced a new ASAdvantage program to provide subcontractors with more group health insurance choices by using the convenience of the Internet. From its Web site (, ASA will link to ASA members will have access to plans from leading companies plus all the tools they need to make informed decisions.

Management and Scheduling Solutions
Meridian Project Systems (MPS), Sacramento, Calif., and Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash., recently teamed up to provide a complete project management and scheduling package for the architectural, engineering, and construction industry. The strengths of MPS Prolog applications and Microsoft Project 2000 are being leveraged to allow for the seamless integration of project management and scheduling data.

Online Catalog
BuildPoint Corp., Anaheim, Calif., recently launched a direct-purchase online catalog for the commercial construction industry, featuring 1.6 million items from manufacturers and suppliers nationwide. The catalog features specialized sections, including electrical, mechanical, and HVAC transactional items.