November 20, 2019
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Planroom Policies
  • The Planroom is a valuable service to members of Plains Builders Exchange and is available for use by every member company
  • It is requested that each person using the Planroom respect the rights and needs of all members. To help insure that maximum value from the service acrues to all members, the following common sense guidelines for Planroom use have been established.
  • The Planroom is staffed and maintained as a service to Plains Builders Exchange members. Non-members may use the facilities on a limited basis, by invitation of staff, as an introduction courtesy to Plains Builders Exchange, or for a user fee of $10.00 per person per visit.
  • Plans and specifications on file cover projects throughout the states of South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. If you have interest in plans not on file, every effort will be made to obtain the same for all member's use.
  • The Planroom is open Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • Each person entering the Planroom must sign the Planroom Register.
  • Planroom privileges will be suspended or revoked for any member not in good standing financially with the Exchange, or whose representatives abuse the Planroom use.
  • The Planroom facilities are designed to provide reasonable plan services, and are not designed to accommodate full-time use for estimating and the transaction of business.
  • The Planroom should not be used by more than three estimators from a member firm at one time.
  • Plans should be reviewed as quietly as possible and loud conversation avoided. When it is necessary that conversation regarding a plan be held at length, arrangements should be made for the use of a meeting room.
  • Because of the volume of calls received in Plains Builders Exchange office, people using the Planroom must limit their telephone use to business calls only.
  • Plans and specifications should be handled carefully to prevent mutilation so the next person using them will not be handicapped. All repair needs should be brought to the attention of the staff.
  • Marks, checks or figures are not allowed on the drawings or specifications.
  • All plans and specifications must be returned to the proper bin when not in use. Only one set of plans should be reviewed at a time by an individual and activities should be limited to one table.
  • Plans should not be left idle during a lunch period. Others working during your lunch time could utilize the plans if they are returned to the bin before you go to lunch.
  • A four hour time limit is set for which an individual may use a set of plans; courtesy is and should be used.
  • Plans and specifications may not be split without the staff's approval. If approval is given, the staff will make the split. Plans and specifications may not be removed from the Planroom without authorization from the staff.