The Blue Book Building and Construction Network Launches “BlueSearch": The Construction Industry¹s First Curated and Uniquely Portable Search Engine

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BlueSearch, created by The Blue Book Building and Construction Network, now fills a void in the construction industry by offering a customizable search engine that delivers targeted results, more accurately than any other search engine.

The Blue Book Building and Construction Network announced today the launch of BlueSearch, a unique and portable search engine technology designed exclusively for the construction industry. BlueSearch provides access to a robust search experience by indexing a curated dataset of more than one million contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and architects.

BlueSearch was created to fill a void within the construction industry for easily accessible information about companies providing regional services or products. Many industry software providers and associations struggle with providing a powerful business search experience for their users. This innovative platform offers comprehensive information that goes far beyond basic contact details, including: licenses; certifications; bonding capacity & insurance coverage; association & membership information; work histories; photos of past and present construction projects; performance ratings; and testimonials. BlueSearch delivers laser-targeted results faster and with greater accuracy than any other search engine on the market. It is also available for organizations to leverage on their websites and within applications.

Mark Griswold, CIO and BlueSearch’s chief architect noted that, "In today¹s world, construction professionals need to be able to search both structured (think phone numbers, states, etc.) and unstructured (project descriptions, product overviews, images, videos, etc.) information. BlueSearch presents complex relationships between all of this information to enable our customers and users to make smart business decisions - quickly. The technology is easily integrated into existing association websites to provide search functionality to their unique member roster."

"We are continuing to invest heavily in the curation of the industry’s companies, people, products and projects," says Blue Book Network President Rich Johnson. He added, "our search technology delivers exactly what the user wants, when they want it and how they want it ­ without wading through mountains of irrelevant listings from non-construction companies; because, unlike generic search engines, we have powered it with the largest, most accurate and verified database of commercial construction."

Johnson also commented that, "We partnered with some of the largest trade associations’ membership directories early in the software development process. BlueSearch provides these groups with a simple and effective way to increase the usability of their online directory and provide greater member visibility. We¹re very pleased that it is quickly becoming the industry-standard."

To see how BlueSearch Technology can work for your organization’s website, mobile application or information solution, visit

About The Blue Book Building and Construction Network:
The Blue Book Network, an Employee-Owned enterprise, is the largest and most active construction network in the United States. For over one hundred years, the commercial construction industry has turned to The Blue Book Network for accurate, complete and up-to-date information on the people and products required for their projects. The company maintains a nationwide industry search engine at powered by BlueSearch technology. In addition, The Blue Book Network provides a complete suite of Internet-based information, workflow and marketing resources for all segments of the building and construction industry.

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