Monthly Archives: January 2012

IPIN Tip of the Month: Creating a Filter

Builders Exchange of Kentucky reports on approximately 2400 actively bidding projects every year and at any given time there are well over 100 projects bidding in our plan room. With so much information available it can be easy to get lost in a sea of information when trying to find the projects your company would like to bid. The good news is if the online plan room is a sea of information, then filters are navigational maps leading you to your destination.

Filters (AKA searches) are the most effective way for a Builders Exchange member to find all of the projects with which their company should be involved.  A filter is a sophisticated search tool which can be used to scan through all of the projects in the Builders Exchange IPIN System so you can find all of the projects you want while avoiding the projects you don’t need.

In this IPIN Tip of the Month I will show you how to set up a custom filter that will search for projects that include your specific trades by scanning through the specification indexes of every project in our planroom for keywords, phrases and CSI Codes you enter, returning results showing only the projects you want!!

*Note: This is a lengthy but highly informative article. Feel free to bookmark this page and return when you have time to read or re-read the entire thing. It’s worth it!


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Construction and Materialman’s Liens on Private Projects in Kentucky

Jeffrey A. McKenzie and J. Mark Grundy
Bingham Greenebaum Doll LLP
3500 National City Tower
101 South Fifth Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Phone: 502/587-3594 and 502/587-3628

Liens are among the most important legal issues in construction, and contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and owners all need to know the law governing their creation and enforcement.  Two threshold issues are the type of project and the party seeking the lien.  Kentucky applies different lien rules depending upon the filing party and whether the project is private or public.  This article will describe the rules governing the most common liens, those filed on private projects by contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers. Later articles in this series will cover public projects and the lien rights of engineers, architects, landscape artists, real estate brokers, and land surveyors.

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John Cary’s New Year Address

Members and Associates of the Builders Exchange:

As I write to you, we at the Builders Exchange of Kentucky are busy preparing for another great year of providing a quality product to all our members and those we support in the commercial construction industry. 

2012 marks a significant milestone for our great organization in that we are now celebrating 85 years of continued membership service.  This accomplishment would not be possible without the commitment of all the members of the Builders Exchange and its dedicated staff.

In that 85 year period, the Builders Exchange has grown into Kentucky’s largest and most trusted commercial construction trade association.  When I walk through our facilities, I see many of our members who utilize the plan rooms and or training center.  The feedback is overwhelming in how much you appreciate the quality work, services and excellent customer care our staff provides each day.

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