8-14-13 7:30 AM EDT | Email Article

CHICAGO, Aug. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR), the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that they have formed a partnership with AGC of Southeast Texas, Central Texas Chapter-AGC and West Texas Chapter-AGC.  These Texas AGC Chapters will promote Textura's collaboration solutions and offer GradeBeam® as part of their membership package.

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"This partnership allows our members to learn more about what Textura can do for their companies," said Cassie Hughes, Executive Director, West Texas Chapter-AGC.  "We see this as a definite advantage for all of our members who want to increase efficiency and reduce manual processes involved in a construction project.  We can see a particular benefit for our smaller scale members, as they can use Textura's technology solutions to level the playing field with larger companies."  

Mike White, Executive Director, AGC of Southeast Texas, states, "Lien laws in Texas are complicated.  General Contractors have difficulty keeping track of the requirements and subcontractors can find the related paperwork challenging.  Textura—CPM solves these issues by automating the completion and tracking of prime and sub-tier lien waivers.  This helps ensure subcontractors are paid while risk is managed for our builders and general contractors."

Added K. Paul Holt, President and CEO, Central Texas Chapter-AGC, "As their logo suggests, the Textura family of software products does indeed create collaborative construction solutions with functionality for everyone.  I believe their technology represents the "New Age" for construction technology – ensuring all parties on a construction project are working from the same real-time data with benefits for every user." 

Textura offers solutions to the commercial construction industry that increase efficiency, enable better risk management and provide improved visibility and control of construction activities.  Powered by a sophisticated, but easy-to-use workflow engine, Textura's collaboration solutions automate manual processes and reduce the amount of paper associated with a construction project, allowing companies to focus on more business valuable tasks. 

One of the solutions that Textura offers is GradeBeam, which allows industry professionals to post, manage and access critical project information at a central location – simplifying and expediting the massive information exchange that occurs in the pre-construction phases of projects.  General Contractors use GradeBeam to post project information, search for subcontractors and suppliers, send bid invitations, track bid responses and issue project change information. 

 "We are very excited to form this new partnership," said Patrick Allin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Textura Corporation.  "AGC Chapters Executives in Texas represent some of the most reputable and forward-looking contractors in the country.  We look forward to working with the AGC Chapters in Texas and around the country to help their members improve efficiency and reduce waste by using our solutions." 

About AGC of Southeast Texas
For more than 73 years, contractors have turned to AGC of Southeast Texas to help improve their bottom line.  If you're looking for access to new markets, programs to help improve your productivity or the political clout necessary to protect your interests, then you should take a look at what AGC of Southeast Texas has to offer.  Membership at AGC of Southeast Texas brings you the industry's best and most complete array of services; all designed to provide a profitable return on your investment.  Established in 1940, Southeast Texas AGC is a full service construction association with a membership of hundreds of firms including General Contractors, Specialty Contractors, Suppliers, Equipment Manufacturers, Architects, Engineers, Professional Firms and Developers.

AGC of Southeast Texas delivers a full range of quality services to its members including government relations, market promotions, education, jobsite services, industry relations, legal services, environmental programs, information and technology services, human relations and standardized forms and documents.

AGC of Southeast Texas represents and serves the needs of all General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers, Architects and Engineers including; Building Contractors, Heavy-Industrial Contractors, Highway Contractors, and Municipal-Utility Contractors. 
www.agcsetx.com

About Central Texas Chapter-AGC
The Central Texas Chapter AGC, was founded in 1946, and is the service office for Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, Hamilton, Hill, Limestone & McLennan counties.  We are located in the Waco, Texas.  The Central Texas Chapter AGC has the only Plan Room in the Central Texas area.  Members can review plans and specifications from Waco, Temple and the surrounding areas.  Members can also peruse the many publications located in the Plan Room.
www.centexagc.org

About West Texas Chapter-AGC
The West Texas Chapter of Associated General Contractors is an organization of qualified construction contractors, sub-contractors and industry related companies committed to skill, integrity, and responsibility.  The association provides services that include information on projects, government issues, and safety services resulting in the highest quality of dedicated contractors leading the industry.

Although organized as the West Texas Chapter in 1952, the territory covers 69 counties from the Red River out west of the Permian Basin and north near the Panhandle looping back to central Texas.  The membership is as diverse as the region covered with tremendous opportunity and challenges to those in the industry.
www.wtagc.org

About Textura
Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry.  Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle – from takeoff, estimating, design and pre-qualification to bid management, submittals, LEED® management and payment.  

Textura's collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks.  With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation.  www.texturacorp.com

SOURCE Textura Corporation

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