SOURCE: Communications Plus

August 15, 2007 11:00 ET

Online Construction Management Software Can Be Viewed With Firefox

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - August 15, 2007) - The Construction Communicator™ (www.constructioncommunicator.com) online construction management software is now modified for viewing with the latest open source Firefox (2.0+) browser from Mozilla. This means that Mac and Windows Firefox users will have the same viewing experience as Internet Explorer users, making it easier for the entire construction team to use the construction project management system.

Construction Communicator helps owners, contractors and architects manage the construction documents that affect the day-to-day progress of the job. Specifically, this online software helps the construction team manage Requests for Information (RFIs), shop drawing submittals, change order requests, Contractor Payment Applications (G702/G703) and other contract administration documents.

Some websites that were designed for Internet Explorer 6 can look quite different in the Firefox browser, and some pages can be almost unreadable, explained Richard Sampson, president of Richard Sampson Associates, developers of Construction Communicator. "Firefox has trouble interpreting some HTML pages with scrollable tables that are designed with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for viewing in IE 6," he said.

"For online construction management to really benefit its users, it's essential that all members of the construction team participate," he continued. "Our compatibility with Firefox eliminates a technological barrier, making it easy for people to view and control construction documents online."

Firefox, which has about 10 percent of the market, is the browser of choice for many Mac users who no longer have the option to use an up-to-date Internet Explorer. Microsoft quit supporting Internet Explorer for Mac in 2005.

With its innovative tab menus, the open source Firefox is frequently updated. "We are committed to monitoring ongoing changes in Firefox, and to modifying our online software as necessary," said Sampson.

Pricing

Companies can use Construction Communicator for 30 days without charge or obligation. Pricing for the online subscription software is based on the number of users. Three pricing levels are offered to suit smaller (maximum of 15 users), mid-sized (maximum of 49 users) and larger (maximum of 100 users) organizations. Charges cover licensing, maintenance, technical support and Internet hosting.

Company Information

Construction Communicator was developed by Richard Sampson Associates, Inc., a construction project-management and consulting firm with more than 20 years experience in the planning, design, funding and construction of building projects. For more information or an online demo, visit www.constructioncommunicator.com, call 510-656-7530, or email info@constructioncommunicator.com. Customization services are available, and reseller and OEM inquiries are welcome.

Construction Communicator is a trademark of Richard Sampson Associates, Inc.

Note to Editors: Screen shots of Construction Communicator are available upon request or at www.constructioncommunicator.com/visuals.html

Contact Information

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    Communications Plus
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