Following three years as a supplement to Point of Beginning magazine, BNP Media announced the launch of Site Prep magazine as an independent publication effective in January.

Following three years as a supplement toPoint of Beginningmagazine, BNP Media announced the launch ofSite Prepmagazine as an independent publication effective in January. The magazine will be published six times annually and joins BNP Media's family of 40 trade magazines, including 20 in the construction field. The launch follows the publication of eight supplement editions, extensive market research and field visits to construction sites and equipment manufacturers.

"Site Prepwill be unique by presenting a heavy technology focus on the work site," said publisher Dan Murfey. "It began as a way for our surveying and geomatics audience to connect on site preparation, with GPS/machine control a focal point. But asSite Prepevolved, we've quickly realized the entire site construction and specifying community needs this information."

It will be written for professionals involved with construction site preparation, including grading/excavating/demolition/landscape contractors, site specifiers/planners, and heavy equipment dealers. Initial circulation will be 30,000.

"We've (magazine staff) ... determined thatSite Prep's editorial mix will expand," said editor Kim Jensen. "While machine control will remain a regular topic, there is so much more we need to cover, such as 3-D modeling, machine ergonomics, operator training, and equipment updates."

Its launch issue also includes bonus distribution at the World of Concrete and the National Utility Contractors Association Show. For information on subscribing,