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Architectural Record Announces Millionth Test-Taker Sweepstakes Celebrating Successful Distance Learning Program
November 16, 2012 - New York, NY

Tim Kwiatkowski won Record's Millionth Test-Taker Sweepstakes.McGraw-Hill Construction's Architectural Record has announced the winner of the Architectural Record One Millionth CEU Test-Taker Sweepstakes. Timothy E. Kwiatkowski, a vice president at Illinois-based FGM Architects, was awarded the grand prize of $5,000 cash for his participation in the company's Continuing Education program.

This year marks Architectural Record's 15th anniversary as an official AIA continuing education provider. The contest celebrates the milestone of more than one million continuing education tests taken through Architectural Record magazine, Architectural Record Continuing Education Center, events, and mobile app.  The app enables AEC professionals to use smartphones and tablets to take hundreds of courses at no cost, to fulfill their continuing education requirements.   The app, recognized this year by BtoB Magazine as one of the 10 top digital media products, and highlighted in the company's "Great Media Websites" award, is available in the iTunes App Store at

"I selected Architectural Record's Continuing Education program because of the ease of selecting specific topics directly related to my work, as well as the ability to complete the programs at my own pace.  I can stop and start as I need to, and the program reports directly to the AIA, eliminating the need to self-report.  I would suggest the Architectural Record Continuing Education online program to anyone who, like me, wants to stay up to date on the latest technologies without being away from the office," said Kwiatkowski.

"We created this sweepstakes to celebrate the overwhelming acceptance of this educational platform and program provided by Architectural Record, and to reinforce our continued investment in professional development," said Laura Viscusi, vice-president Integrated Media for McGraw-Hill Construction, and publisher, Architectural Record. "We're very excited for Mr. Kwiatkowski, as well as for all those who won the secondary prizes—and we thank them for being loyal Record users."

More information is available in the article "Architectural Record Honors One in a Million," available at   For complete sweepstakes rules and more information, visit

Architectural Record first created distance learning for architects in 1997. Courses are provided by the award-winning editorial teams at Architectural Record and GreenSource magazines, as well as leading manufacturing/technical experts in the field.

Another of the company's digital outlets, the Twitter account @ArchRecord, is a recognized force in the architectural community online, with more than 350,000 followers.  @ArchRecord offers breaking news, event quips, special offers, stunning photographs, community-based commentary, and a personal connection to the Architectural Record team.

Essential to the profession for over 120 years, Architectural Record's magazine and website provide industry news and analysis, as well as coverage of design trends, building science, and professional strategies for architects and design professionals. For more information, visit


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Media Contact:
Kathy Malangone, Senior Director, Marketing Communications,
McGraw-Hill Construction, +1 212-904-4376,

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