Turner Construction Company Selects Timberline Software as a Company-Wide Platform

BEAVERTON, Ore., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --
Timberline Software Corporation (Nasdaq: TMBS) President and CEO Curtis Peltz
announced today that Turner Construction Company, New York, has selected
Timberline's estimating product suite as a company-wide platform to enhance
Turner's construction estimating processes. Turner will employ Timberline's
estimating software in its 44 offices that serve construction markets
According to Karl F. Almstead, vice president of Turner Construction
Company, "This software will better enable us to leverage data resources
across the company to the greater benefit of our clients."
As the leading general contractor in the U.S., Turner is the number one
builder of commercial offices, data centers, sports facilities and electronic
assembly facilities, and is a leader in healthcare, pharmaceutical, education,
correctional and entertainment projects, according to the latest ENR
(Engineering News Record) ranking of the nation's top contractors.
Timberline is the leading supplier of dedicated construction estimating
and accounting software, as shown in a 2002 Construction Financial Management
Association (CFMA) survey.
Turner's selection of Timberline will enable the company's project staff
to work from a single estimating platform, integrating data and experience
from the network of 44 Turner offices and experience in all major segments of
the market. "Our decision was that this was the most appropriate and flexible
software for our wide variety of work and unique needs," said Almstead.
Almstead notes that Timberline's abilities will assist Turner in key
areas, including developing a greater consistency in reporting and
presentation, improving efficiencies across the company, and enabling a
greater level of data sharing among Turner's national network. As important,
Turner's individual approach to each client is based on the company's breadth
of experience and depth of historical data. With Timberline, the collective
estimating data can be captured and archived for future use. Overall, "We
looked at Timberline software as a tool that we can use to better satisfy the
needs of our clients," Almstead said.
Turner has planned a progressive roll out of Timberline's estimating
software to its national network of offices over the next six months,
including installation, training, and implementation.
"Throughout its 100-year history, Turner has provided substantial value to
its clients by engaging the best resources and most highly trained
professionals," said Timberline's Peltz.
"We look forward to supporting those efforts by helping Turner broaden
its estimating strengths to ensure further successes for its clients and their
With its estimating software, Timberline has recently furthered its own
strengths with a host of new estimating product introductions. Products
include Model Estimating, Commercial Construction Knowledgebase, CAD
Integrator, and Buyout. The applications are part of Timberline(R) Office, a
collection of software that emphasizes improved data integration within
businesses and with business partners.

About Turner Construction Company:
Turner Construction Company, the leading general builder in the U.S.,
ranks first or second in major segments of the building construction field.
During 2001, The Turner Corporation based in Dallas, Texas completed
$6.3 billion of construction. Turner is the only builder offering clients a
nationwide network, with 44 offices across the country. Founded in 1902,
Turner was acquired in 1999 by HOCHTIEF AG, one of the world's leading
international construction companies. For more information, visit Turner's
website at www.turnerconstruction.com.

About Timberline Software Corporation:
Founded in 1971, Timberline provides integrated financial and operations
software for professionals in construction and real estate. With its network
of solution providers, consultants and authorized training centers, Timberline
serves 25,000 customers worldwide. The company's Client Services department
has received national recognition for its customer support. Timberline was
the first construction and real estate software provider to have earned
Support Center Practices (SCP) Certification for excellence in providing
technical support to its clients. www.timberline.com. 1-800-628-6583.

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