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Press Release : New Centralized Web-based Estimating Solution for Flooring Enterprises

Press Release : Interbuild Qingdao 2009 Generates $200M in Onsite Orders

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Press Release : New Centralized Web-based Estimating Solution for Flooring Enterprises
Floor Covering Soft to launch FloorEstimate Pro 2010 edition on January 24

January 12, 2010 (Pasadena, CA) - Floor Covering Soft will launch the FloorEstimate Pro 2010 edition (FEP2010), the next generation flooring layout and estimating program for commercial and retail flooring contractors and dealers, on Jan 24.

FloorEstimate Pro 2010 stands out from competing products due to its versatility as a web-based enterprise estimating application that can be collaboratively worked on, edited, and updated from any location, allowing everyone involved to share and be notified of the most current information.

Here are some examples of how it works:

Major chain store contractors : "Technological advantage is always important, especially during these tough times. Well-established companies are taking this time to deploy software solutions to streamline takeoff estimating. We have helped a major contractor of a nationwide chain by automating their daily measure estimating quotes to more than 200 stores in 2009", said Dr. Steven Wang, PhD, chief developer and founder of Floor Covering Soft.

Multi-family : "We have trained and deployed it to our regional state offices nationwide in 2009, and have found this centralized enterprise-level estimating solution extremely helpful in managing estimates and diagrams of our cross-state, multi-family flooring operations, especially over the web", said Brian Caress, Vice President of Redi Carpet.

Commercial : "We deployed FloorEstimate Pro in all our branches in 2009 to capitalize on our long term relationship with Floor Covering Soft for its commercial estimating solution at the enterprise level", said Bill Koch, chief estimator at the Palm Beach branch of Acousti Engineering, a flooring contractor with 18 offices in Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Mobile Solutions : FEP2010 has enhanced its onsite measuring features and integration with Disto Laser meters. In addition, floor and sub-floor conditions can be reported with an estimate. It also interfaces with QuickBooks, so transferring estimates to QuickBooks can be done with a single click.

Floor Covering Soft has been focusing on both making the estimating software easier to use and smoothing its integration with users existing IT solutions. The new program can be purchased on demand with a monthly subscription. Getting started is simple. As Dr. Wang remarked, "The FEP2010 Retail Edition starts at $49/mo, so there is no big upfront investment."

Special show prices, live tutorials, and free trial software CDs will be available at Booth G2426 during Surfaces 2010. For additional information, contact Dr. Steven Wang at Floor Covering Soft, Tel. 626-683-9188 and visit Wang at Floor Covering Soft, Tel. 626-683-9188 and visit Wang at Floor Covering Soft, Tel. 626-683-9188 and visit www.FloorCoveringSoft.com.


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Press Release: Interbuild Qingdao 2009 Generates $200M in Onsite Orders
6th China International Construction & Decoration Materials Exposition to be held July 17-19, 2010 in Qingdao

January 15, 2010 (Qingdao, China) - The Qingdao Haichen International Expo Co., Ltd. reports that 50,000 visitors representing more than 600 firms from North America, Europe and Asia came to see over 500 exhibitors from China and abroad participating in Interbuild Qingdao 2009, the 5th China International Construction & Decoration Materials Exposition held Oct. 27-29 at the Qingdao International Exhibition Center.

Major display categories included flooring, doors, windows, and kitchen/bath along with their related support industries. The China International Building Energy Saving Fair, which has become one of the most influential events offering solutions to energy issues facing the building industry, occurs concurrently. The 4th China Qingdao International Stone Products & Machinery Exhibition will be added for Interbuild Qingdao 2010 to be held July 17-19.

Special activities for visitors and exhibitors include an Investments Summit, Suppliers/Buyers Meeting, New Products Press Conference, and Under-construction Purchasing Meeting.

Highlights from Interbuild Qingdao 2009, the 5th China International Construction & Decoration Materials Exposition:

Under-construction Purchasing Meeting
Approximately 200 real estate enterprises including Hisense, Binhai Group, Tiantai, Yizhong, Qingdao Beer, Datong, and Dongfang Shengshi attended presentations by more than 30 exhibitors. Mrs. Liu Baofang, the General Manager of Qingdao Haichen International Expo. Co., Ltd., hosted the meeting.

Qingdao International Building Energy Saving Summit Forum
Organized by the Construction Science and Technology Agency and Development Promotion Center, experts from the Ministry of Housing and Urban-rural Development of PRC, China Institute of Building Standard Design & Research, and presidents of many well-known enterprises attended the forum.

Qingdao's modern port facilities, growing affluence, and major corridor access to Beijing has created new opportunities. This was reflected in estimated onsite orders totaling $200 million (USD) for the 2009 show despite the global recession. Projections for Interbuild Qingdao 2010 indicate strong growth will continue.

For information on visiting or exhibiting at the 6th China International Construction & Decoration Materials Exposition to be held July 17-19, 2010 at the Qingdao International Exhibition Center, contact US/North American Agent Mr. Dave Spreen via email to dspreen@davespreen.com or phone 707-445-2244.


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Dave's slideshow from the 2010 International Builders Show, Jan. 19-22, at the Las Vegas Convention Center


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