The plan room at Altoona
Builders Exchange is a comfortable, spacious area which houses a
library of blueprints and specifications available to members for
review and for estimate preparation for projects out for bid. We
receive plans from many design firms, general contractors, municipalities,
state and government agencies. The weekly Builders Bulletin indicates
which plans and specs are available for respective projects along
with the Bin # where they can be found.
convenience, plans and specifications may be reserved during the
day or checked-out overnight, on weekends, or for limited one-hour
periods (specs only) during regular office hours. In addition, the
plan room offers photocopy, blueprint copy, and fax services.
policies have been established in order to best serve the interests
of all members utilizing the plan room. We ask that members be courteous
and considerate of other member firms when utilizing reservation
and check-out privileges and while reviewing plans on site in the
room hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday,
may utilize the Plan Room for a one-time, trial visit, at no
charge. Any additional visits must be made under membership
using the plan room of any ABX membership privilege must be
employed by the member firm.
Any member allowing a non-member to sign-in using their company
name will risk suspension of plan room privileges and membership.
members MUST sign-in prior to plans and specifications being
released for viewing.
plan room is designed to provide accommodations for plans and
information services only; it is not to be used as an office
be respectful of other members in the plan room. Please work
quietly. SMOKING IS NOT PERMITTED.
handle plans and specs with care. Plans should not be marked,
disfigured, or disassembled.
Copy services are available to make copies for mark-up. Please
ask staff for assistance if disassembling is required and notify
staff of any needed plan repairs.
use only one set of plans and specs at a time.
keep estimating areas neat and clean, and return all plans and
specs to their appropriate racks and/or bins when finished.
making reservations with ABX staff, plans and specifications
may be checked-out for overnight or weekend use:
plans must be picked up by 4:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday).
Members must call and cancel reservations by 4:00 p.m. if they
are unable to pick them up; failure twice to cancel reservations
will result in a suspension of check-out privileges for thirty
must be returned no later than 8:30 a.m. the following business
day. Failure twice to return plans on time will result in a
suspension of check-out privileges for thirty (30) days.
desired plans are currently being utilized by another member
in the plan room, members desiringuse of the plans may be placed
on a call sheet, on a first-come, first-served basis. Members
who leave the facility will be removed from the call list.
specifications only (no blueprint plans) may be checked-out
for a one-hour time limit during normal office hours, unless
the project bid opening is the following business day.
maximum of three (3) sets of plans and specs may be reserved
(in order of preference) for overnight or weekend use. A member
may be asked to relinquish a set of plans if another member
has additionally requested them for check-out.
may not reserve or check-out plans or specs for projects whose
bid opening is the following business day.
whose dues are in arrears thirty (30) days or more will be denied
all plan room privileges (including check-out privileges).
feel free to consult ABX staff with any questions, comments
or concerns. We welcome your suggestions to improve our services.