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The J Companies Receives 2008 Constructech Vision Award for Innovative Use of Technology

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ — Constructech Magazine has honored The J Companies with a Gold Award in the Builder/GC Commercial $6-$25 million category at the 2008 Vision Awards held August 21 in Chicago. The Constructech Vision Awards honor companies that have realized the advantages of applying innovative technologies to their everyday businesses. Technology Enabler awards were also awarded to Meridian Systems and The Cram Group, an authorized Meridian technology partner, for consulting and development services for Prolog(R) Software.

“The 2008 Vision Awards winners exemplify the drive and innovation necessary to be successful in the construction industry,” said Mike Carrozzo, editor of Constructech Magazine. “As the impressive group of previous Vision Award winners has done, these companies have chosen to improve their businesses by implementing leading-edge technology solutions, serving their customers more efficiently. Each of them deserves the recognition they have achieved this evening.”

Any company involved in residential, commercial, and heavy construction, subcontractors in all trades, architectural and engineering firms, corporate owners, facility management companies, government agencies, and land developers are eligible for these awards.

J Companies was awarded due to their innovative use of technology and their decision to work with The Cram Group, a New York City based AEC Industry technology consulting firm, to implement their ProjectXnet ASP and managed hosting services. This resulted in an integrated deployment and continued service provision for Accounting, Project Management, Document Management, Email and Mobile communications. Specific products were Master Builder, Prolog Manager, Document Locator, Microsoft Office and Blackberry devices.

“By employing on-demand technology and consulting resources, our staff spends less time waiting and more time doing business,” says Robert J. Brot, principal, The J Companies. “Additionally, the ongoing evolution of our structured processes supports implementation of standards that lead to better organization and efficiency. This in turn enables more time to be spent focused on educating employees on the ‘business of the business,’ resulting in quicker development of industry professionals, and ultimately a more satisfying work experience.”

For complete information on Constructech Vision awards, please visit http://www.specialtypub.com/constructech/press.asp?release_id=86.

About The Cram Group

The Cram Group is an industry proven provider of software implementation, training, development, and managed hosting services focused on the AEC industry. They provide extensive project management related technology services to ENR top 400 companies, smaller general contractors and owners companies such as Hensel Phelps Construction Co., Turner Construction Company, The New York Times Real Estate Division and The Pentagon Renovation Program. Their ProjectXnet Managed Hosting Services are used by small and large companies worldwide. The Cram Group is headquartered in New York City, NY. For more information, call 212-505-0381, or go to http://www.aeccloud.com/

About The J Companies

The J Companies were founded by Allan J., David J. and Robert J. Brot, three brothers who grew up in the contracting business. The J Companies concentrates on construction, development, pre-construction planning consulting and construction monitoring with experience in every aspect of residential or commercial real estate and construction. Additionally, there is no aspect of the real estate business that they fail to approach with a builder’s sensibility. With roots that go back more than 50 years, The J Companies offer a practical realism to every project in which they are involved. For more information: visit http://www.thejcompanies.com/.

  Contact:
  Nelli Timasheva
  The Cram Group
  +1-212-505-0381 Ext. 2
  ntimasheva@thecramgroup.com

CONTACT: Nelli Timasheva of The Cram Group, +1-212-505-0381 Ext. 2, ntimasheva@thecramgroup.com

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