Planroom Policies

  • The Planroom is available for use by every member company.
  • Planroom users must respect the rights and needs of all members.
  • Non-members may use the Planroom by invitation of staff only.
  • If you need plans we do not have, every effort will be made to obtain them.
  • The Planroom is open Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Planroom is closed on holidays.
  • A Planroom Coordinator is available to assist you and to oversee Planroom operations.
  • Persons using the Planroom must be employed on the permanent staff of a member. All other persons will be afforded the limited privilege of a guest.
  • Each person entering the Planroom must sign the Planroom Register. Failure to do so will result in denial of Planroom use.
  • Planroom privileges will be suspended or revoked for member companies with unpaid balances.
  • The Planroom facilities are not for full-time estimating and business transactions.
  • The Planroom may not be used by more than three estimators from a member firm at one time.
  • Arrangements should be made with the Coordinator for the use of a conference room for lengthy telephone calls.
  • Due to the volume of telephone calls we receive, Planroom users must limit phone use to business calls only. Incoming calls may be taken in the Planroom only.
  • Plans and specifications should be handled carefully to prevent mutilation. All repair needs must be brought to the attention of the Coordinator.
  • Estimators found to have deliberately mutilated plans are financially responsible for replacement or restoration. The estimator and firm will be suspended from Planroom services for 60 days.
  • Marks placed on the drawings or specifications must be erased prior to their return.
  • Drawings must be put back in the proper order. Only one set of plans may be reviewed at a time by an individual. Activities are limited to one table.
  • Plans must not be left idle during a lunch period.
  • Members must be considerate of others who may wish to view the same plans.
  • Plans and specifications may not be split without the Coordinator’s approval.
  • Plans may be reserved for use overnight. Plans may be picked up after 4 p.m. and returned by 9 a.m. the following business day. Plans may be picked up earlier on the day before major holidays. Plans may not be taken out the evening before the bids are due.
  • Plans and specifications cannot be reserved for use in the Planroom during office hours or removed from the Planroom during office hours.
  • Plans and specifications removed from the Planroom without authorization will result in the member company notification. Planroom privileges will be revoked until review by the Board of Governors.