The Builders & Contractors Exchange is a member-owned, not-for-profit clearinghouse for construction projects planned in Virginia and Northeast North Carolina. These projects include privately financed commercial jobs and government-financed jobs from all levels of municipal, county, regional, state, and federal governments. The Exchange gathers, manages, and distributes information essential to those in the commercial arm of the construction industry. Information is gathered from plan issuing offices of owners, architects, engineers, and government entities. The information is stored and managed by the Exchange’s computer-based information management system.