Arlington Heights, IL (April 5, 2016) — Connectiv, the Business Information Association, a division of the Software & Information Industry Association (formerly ABM), announced the 2016 Jesse H. Neal Award winners on Friday, April 1, at its New York City awards luncheon. 

SGC Horizon’s Building Design+Construction (BD+C) and Professional Builder won a total of three Neal Awards. BD+C, a finalist in four categories, brought home two Jesse H. Neal Awards. Professional Builder, a finalist in three categories, won one Neal Award. The Neal Award is recognized as the “Pulitzer Prize of the business press.”

BD+C won in the Best Website category for its redesigned and in the Best Range of Work by a Single Author category for articles by BD+C’s Senior Editor John Caulfield. It also celebrates the Finalist honor in the Best Technical Content category for its “Building Technology Tools” article series, and Best Instructional Content category for its “What Went Wrong? Diagnosing Building Envelope Distress” feature. Since 2004, BD+C editors have won eight Neal Awards and nine Neal Finalist honors. Also, BD+C’s Executive Editor Robert Cassidy received the G.D. Crain, Jr. Award in 2014.

Professional Builder/ won the Neal Award in the Best Profile category for its “Small Builder Wins Big” article. It was also one of four finalists in the Best Commentary/Blog category for three editorials by Editorial Director Denise Dersin, and in the Best Subject-Related Integrated Package category for its “Special Report: Housing Giants 2015” feature. Professional Builder won Neal Awards in 2012, 2014 and 2015, and Dersin received the inaugural Marianne Dekker Mattera Mentor Award in 2015.

SGC Horizon’s Professional Remodeler/ was a Finalist in the Best Technical Content category for its online resource. Scranton Gillette Communications’ Imaging Technology News/ also received a Finalist honor in the Best Commentary/Blog category for its Last Read column and accompanying blog series by Contributing Editor Greg Freiherr.

For more information on Scranton Gillette Communications/SGC Horizon, visit and To learn more about BD+C, visit For information on Professional Builder, visit