Communications software

QuickAssist 2.5 contact management and communications software integrates contact lists, faxes, e-mail, memos, letters, and mailing labels, allowing project managers to send and receive e-mail and faxes, create documents, merge letters and labels, manage contact and project information, and create to-do lists. Files can be cross-linked by contact and project so information can be retrieved when needed.
Ballantine & Co.
Circle 300

Electrical software

SpecPartner Version 3.0 specifies electrical devices for consulting engineers and design-build contractors. The software offers Section 16740 network wiring specifications and updated Section 16140 wiring device specifications. The cross-reference function allows contractors to choose and access products for different applications.
Pass & Seymour/Legrand
Circle 301

Estimating software

On Screen Edit Extension allows users to modify aspects of extension data in a spreadsheet-modeled interface. Users have the ability to add, delete, change, or sway materials and view the results without changing screens. Items may be swapped by entering a new number in the item column or by finding an item in the item list. Multiple extensions may be saved and re-extended either by using updated prices on the total job or by only modifying the parts not changed in the original extension.
McCormick Systems, Inc.
Circle 302

Construction management software

The latest version of Forefront construction management software includes mobile-service technology for handheld computers and enhancements to the platform's work-order and dispatching systems. The software's work-order module includes document-imaging access to work site maintenance and assignment of an unlimited number of technicians to a single work-order. The human resources module tracks applicants, drug tests, and OSHA and safety requirements, and it documents employee reviews.
Dexter + Chaney
Circle 303


The Structured Wiring for Today's Homes — Homebuilder Edition CD-ROM is designed to inform and educate homebuilders on residential communications wiring. The CD-ROM addresses wiring issues for homes, such as voice, video, data, control systems, and security. It covers 43 different topics with video clips that range from 20 sec to 2 min in length.
Copper Development Association
Circle 304