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Weekly Bulletin

We have the most current Electronic
Weekly Bulletin available in PDF.
Members can access 5 weeks of
Bulletins once logged in.

Please call us to get a sample
(507) 282-6531

These files are usually over 4 MB in size.

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Summary of Services Offered by the Builders Exchange of Rochester

Our Weekly Bulletin is a "snapshot" publication of current building information which is sent to all our members.  It includes detailed information of the active plans in the office with planholders’ lists.  It may also include: association news, future scheduled plans, and bid tabulations of post-bid projects.

This website offers an interactive Bulletin, updated throughout the day.  Sample Webpages: list of plans, links to the details with bidders, downloadable addenda, and viewable blueprints and specs.  (please be aware that the projects listed are now post-bid so the links on each page will not work).  Drawings are available to view using OnCenter, PlanSwift, Adobe Reader, QuickEye, IVS Lite, or any other TIF Viewer on your computer if you subscribe to the Plans Online Service.  File types are PDF & TIF for plans.  File type for specs is only PDF.

An annual membership directory is published with the list of members with contact / address / phone / fax, a classified listing by alphabetical description or CSI division for members only, member contacts by last name, and a list of the high-level sections from the 2004 MasterFormat CSI Divisions.

Our annual golf outing is held each year at Somerby Golf Club for members and their guests.

We hold an annual membership meeting in the Spring.  We have a lunch, association announcements, and a speaker.

For a nominal charge we offer:

  • Black-and-white plan copies from our wide-format KIP 3100 digital printer/copier
  • Color plan copies on our wide-format Oce digital printer/copier (can print on special paper like Tyvek)
  • Use of the large black-and-white or color Ricoh copiers
  • ExNet (goes out by email Monday & Friday to supplement Weekly Bulletin)
  • Use of our fax machine
  • Advertising in publications (Weekly Bulletin & Annual Directory)
  • Advertising at our events like the Annual Meeting or the Annual Golf Outing
  • Mailing labels of members' addresses

Additional Services For Members of the Exchange:

  • Use of the physical Plan Room to view hard copies of projects
  • Use of the computer in the Plan Room to view plans, specs, and addenda - utilizing our Plans Online Service
  • May subscribe to Plans Online Service - plans are in TIF & PDF, specs in PDF
  • May join the RAB Commercial Builders Council without being a member of RAB
  • Invoicing is available with a monthly statement
  • Projects at least a week out can be ordered by our members to use in the Plan Room.
  • Members who track their projects (with email) through our website will get instant notification of addenda
  • Hard Copy projects can be reserved for overnight and weekend use.
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