Sweets College Scholarship Program Announces First Winner

Annual Sweets scholarship helps students pursue their dream of a career in architecture, design, engineering or construction – 2018 applications now open!

NEW YORK – March 1, 2018 – Dodge Data & Analytics’ Sweets College Scholarship Program has selected Lais Weba, an interior design student at Virginia Tech, as the first winner of the $2,500 Sweets scholarship. Lais’ winning submission was chosen from a large number of creative videos uploaded by students who took their viewers on a tour of their favorite campus buildings from a design perspective.
“Sweets has had a rich impact on the design and construction industry over the last 112 years, so offering assistance in the form of Sweets scholarships to cultivate the next generation of architects, designers and engineers is natural for us,” said Mike Petrullo, Chief Executive Officer, Dodge Data & Analytics. “The creativity and passion of these students is inspiring and will ultimately be a great asset to our industry. Thank you to all those who put in the effort to apply, and congratulations to Lais on her winning entry.”

With more than 350,000 registered users and 100,000 product listings, Sweets is the industry’s focal point for connecting architects, designers and specifiers with building product manufacturers to bring project designs off the screen and into the real world. A focus on digital integration – including, BIM objects, plug-ins for AutoCAD® and Revit®, and the soon-to-launch Sweets Resource Hub, which will feature continuing education courses, webinars, tutorials, videos, and other digital content – make Sweets the indispensable resource for design and construction professionals.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Sweets College Scholarship. To apply, students are asked to produce a short video, describing their favorite building on campus from a design perspective and, for bonus points, to name building products that stand out in the design and/or mention Sweets by name. For more information, visit this link. To stay up to date on the latest Sweets news, sign up for the Sweets Newsletter or find us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

About Sweets: Sweets is the building product information resource for the entire project team. Architects, designers, engineers, contractors and owners rely on Sweets to research, compare, and select the best building products for their projects. Sweets users have access to a comprehensive store of building product information including CAD and BIM files, product specifications, warranties, catalogs, installation guides and more. Learn more at www.sweets.com



About Dodge Data & Analytics:

Dodge Data & Analytics is North America’s leading provider of commercial construction project data, market forecasting & analytics services and workflow integration solutions for the construction industry. Building product manufacturers, architects, engineers, contractors, and service providers leverage Dodge to identify and pursue unseen growth opportunities that help them grow their business. On a local, regional or national level, Dodge empowers its customers to better understand their markets, uncover key relationships, seize growth opportunities, and pursue specific sales opportunities with success. The company’s construction project information is the most comprehensive and verified in the industry.

As of April 15th, Dodge Data & Analytics and The Blue Book -- the largest, most active network in the U.S. commercial construction industry -- combined their businesses in a merger. The Blue Book Network delivers three unparalleled databases of companies, projects, and people.

Dodge and The Blue Book offer 10+ billion data elements and 14+ million project and document searches. Together, they provide a unified approach for new business generation, business planning, research, and marketing services users can leverage to find the best partners to complete projects and to engage with customers and prospects to promote projects, products, and services. To learn more, visit: construction.com and thebluebook.com.

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