Why Join PBX?

Choose your category to explore the benefits of joining the Pennsylvania Builders Exchange.

General Contractors

Tools to help you with your next successful bid.

  • PBX’s online construction planroom allows for document distribution to your subcontractors and suppliers at no cost to you. Our system is the most user friendly for you and your subcontractors, allowing everyone greater efficiency in managing the bidding process in a timely fashion.
  • Notify your subs regarding addenda, memos, prebid meetings, etc 24/7.
  • Find Project leads for future bidding opportunities with “Projects in Planning” stage news. 
  • Search the PBX Membership Directory & Buyers Guide for subcontractors, manufacturers, and suppliers by trade name or division classified listing using the NEW CSI Master Format codes.  This allows you to solicit bids from a variety of subcontractors, manufacturers and suppliers for better competitive pricing as a result of increased project visibility.
  • Receive nightly e-mails based on your search criteria for bidding opportunities, and timely bid results of projects you are tracking.
  • Inquire about Private Projects, another available Tool that manages your Invitation to Bid process and document distribution.

Subcontractors

Increased Bidding opportunities.

  • Access  project leads, view, print and download project plans, specs and addenda 24/7.  Ability to track projects throughout the entire bid process as well as receive instant updates for addenda and bid-date/time extensions on currently bidding jobs.  Receive nightly emails based on your chosen search criteria, helping to narrow down leads to suit your target market.
  • Perform a project quick search to locate a specific project of interest or utilize our project request form to contact PBX staff if we do not have a project you are looking for listed in our plan room.
  • Avoid having to read entire specifications with “SAM search” (spec and addenda mining search).  This tool can be used within an individual project or in conjunction with your detailed project filters.

Architects, Engineers

  • Find Project leads for Request For Proposal (RFP) opportunities with “Projects in Planning” stage news.
  • Access to interactive bidding calendar to assist in bid planning.
  • Ability to view your posted projects to ensure our information is timely and accurate, reducing inquires regarding project details and plans.
  • Utilize our online Membership Directory and Buyers Guide to obtain competitive pricing for project owners and develop a strong base of general contractors, subcontractors and manufacturers representatives. 

Suppliers

  • Access project leads, view, print and download project plans, specs and addenda 24/7.  Ability to track projects throughout the entire bid process as well as receive instant updates for addenda and bid-date/time extensions on currently bidding jobs.  Receive nightly emails based on your chosen search criteria, helping to narrow down your leads to suit your target market.
  • Perform a project quick search to locate a specific project of interest or utilize our project request form to contact PBX staff if we do not have a project you are looking for listed in our plan room.
  • Avoid having to read entire specifications with “SAM search” (spec and addenda mining search).  This tool can be used within an individual project or in conjunction with your detailed project filters.

Manufacturers

  • Create relationships with Architects and other industry firms by using our statistical research tool.  This will allow you to view the projects they are working on including contact information, helping to get your products specified and build your brand recognition.
  • Track projects that offer sales opportunities and receive notifications when the projects are updated with new information.  Receive email notification immediately if there is a bid date/time extension or any other addenda are released.
  • Use specific keyword searches to target your products and provide leads.

Owners, Construction Managers

  • Solicit bids from a wide variety of subcontractors by utilizing our online Membership Directory and Buyers Guide to obtain competitive pricing and develop a strong base of general contractors, subcontractors and manufacturers representatives.  Search the PBX Membership Directory & Buyers Guide by trade name or classified listing using the new CSI Master Format codes.
  • Ability to track projects throughout the entire bid process as well as receive a nightly email based on your chosen search criteria which helps narrow down your leads to suit your target market.
  • Inquire about Private Projects, another available Tool that manages your Invitation to Bid process and document distribution.

Professional Services

  • Search our database for Architects, Engineers, Subcontractors, Suppliers and Manufacturers Representatives of Member firms of the PBX.
  • Advertise your services to the entire PBX membership.
  • Social Networking opportunities to meet and reach individuals in the commercial construction industry.