Reed Construction Data (formerly CMD), a provider of construction information products and services, announced the launch of its Private Plan Room. Through a third party vendor, Private Plan Rooms are set up for customers for a one-time fee and a minimal, annual hosting fee. With the Private Plan Room, owners, developers and general contractors have complete control over which projects they post on the secure Web site and which businesses have access to their documents.

β€œFor owners, developers and general contractors, getting plans and specs to the necessary businesses in a timely fashion during the bidding phase is crucial,” said David Windsor, director, product management for Reed Construction Data. β€œIt is particularly beneficial to the subcontractor. Through the Private Plan Room, the subcontractor gains immediate access to new projects to bid and can begin their estimating process immediately, saving them time and money.”