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2014 Online Planroom Survey Results

In March, Builders Exchange of Kentucky offered online planroom users an opportunity to provide us with opinions and suggestions for improvement of our online planroom (also called IPIN system), and we listened.

The survey asked respondents to rate their satisfaction with the Builders Exchange online planroom in five key categories as well as compare the online planroom to competing services in those same categories.  Questions were also asked about the format and presentation of bid documents, open-ended suggestions for improvement, and identifying interest levels in mobile applications.

And the survey says…

Over 70% of applicable respondents are satisfied with their experience with the Builders Exchange online planroom in four out of five key categories (see below). The majority of respondents in the fifth category (Software provided for conducting online takeoffs and estimates) were “Neither Satisfied or Unsatisfied”.

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A majority of all applicable respondents judged the Builders Exchange online planroom favorably in all five key categories compared to competing services, with over 80% judging favorably in three out of the five categories.

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With your feedback, we also identified three primary areas to bolster the member experience on the online planroom:

  1. Timeliness of post-bid reporting
  1. Improved software options for conducting online takeoffs/estimates
  1. Ability to batch select multiple plans in different divisions with one click

Timeliness of post-bid reporting and improved options for online takeoffs will be main areas of focus for Builders Exchange as we move forward with upcoming upgrades to the online planroom and continue evaluate our project reporting coverage.

We are also pleased to report that the ability to batch select plans has already been addressed, and as a direct result of your feedback, members now have the ability to batch select entire divisions with one click of the mouse (see this IPIN Tip of the Month).

 

While the majority of members feel that Builders Exchange offers the most user-friendly and easy to use tools in the industry, we remain committed to improving and expanding our products and services to enhance the value for our trusted members using the online planroom.

 

Thanks again to all of those who took the time to take the survey and congratulations to Chris Revell with Mills Supply, who won the drawing for the free iPad Air!

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First Aid / CPR / AED / Bloodborne Pathogen Course – June 24, 2014

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In the busy summer months, don’t forget to make sure you have at least one trained employee on every job site who can give life-saving care in an emergency. Knowing what to do and being prepared in case of a medical emergency can mean the difference between life and death. If your company needs instruction in life-saving techniques, please join us on June 24th. Please see below for details. To make a reservation, please contact Mary Ellen Higgins at 502-459-9800 or mhiggins@bxkentucky.com.

Course Title: First Aid / CPR / AED / Bloodborne Pathogen

Date: June 24, 2014 at Builders Exchange of Kentucky, in Louisville, KY.

Time: 8:00a.m. – 1:30p.m.

Trainer: Bart Leist, Owner, Compass Safety

Cost: $85.00 per participant

Course Description: The Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) First Aid, CPR, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogen course is designed for all job-site workers and supervisors. During the course, an instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students individually to complete their first aid, CPR, and AED skills practice and testing. The ECSI Course Completion Card is valid for two years. Bloodborne Pathogen training must be completed annually.

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John David Kelly — September 3, 1946 – March 21, 2014

John KellyJohn Kelly served as the Executive Vice President of Builders Exchange of Kentucky from 1971 to 2011. He touched so many lives in his forty year career that his legacy will be felt for decades to come. Mr. Kelly departed this life on March 21st, but has left a challenge to each person who knew him, worked alongside him, and loved him. His challenge to us is to live like there’s no tomorrow, do the right thing when no one is watching, and serve others with all our hearts!

John Kelly had a distinguished career, and was recognized with numerous and prestigious awards by peers and colleagues for his integrity, unselfish energy, support, and significant contribution to advancing the commercial construction industry. He served on several industry and community boards and committees, and volunteered countless hours to benefit others through his wise counsel and servant leadership.

Mr. Kelly was a devoted family man, valued friend, trusted confidant, and unwavering advocate of the commercial construction industry. God bless you Mr. Kelly!

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Attend First Aid / CPR / AED / Bloodborne Pathogen Safety Training – March 25th

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Date:  March 25, 2014 at Builders Exchange of Kentucky, in Louisville, KY.

Time:  8:00a.m. – 1:30p.m.

Trainer:   Bart Leist, Owner, Compass Safety

Cost:  $85.00 per participant

Course Description:  The Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) First Aid, CPR, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogen course is designed for all job-site workers and supervisors.  During the course, an instructor conducts video-based lessons and works with students individually to complete their first aid, CPR, and AED skills practice and testing.  The ECSI Course Completion Card is valid for two years.  Bloodborne Pathogen training must be completed annually.

Contact Mary Ellen Higgins at 502-459-9800 or by e-mail at mhiggins@bxkentucky.com to register.

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