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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There are two ways to begin creating your new filter: Continue reading