The Construction Update Network provides you with the most comprehensive bidding information service available in the Midwest. By utilizing our services, your company will experience more opportunities for growth and will obtain the information necessary to succeed in today’s competitive construction industry.

The Construction Update Network helps you through every phase of the construction process. From pre-planning to award information, we will search out the information and report it to you accurately and completely. Our services are beneficial to owners, architects, engineers, general contractors, sub-contractors and suppliers.

The Construction Update Network offers two options for obtaining project information services: Construction Update Network (regular membership) or CUonline Electronic Plan Room Network.  Both options are outlined below.

CUonline Electronic Plan Room Network – powered by iSqFt

The Construction Update Plan Room Network joined forces with iSqFt back in May of 2001 to power the CUonline Electronic Plan Room Network (powered by iSqFt). This service is available to companies who want access to public bidding information, including plans, specs, and addenda anywhere an internet connection is available, 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. This service provides you with detailed descriptions of competitively bid projects along with a complete list of prospective contractors, their addresses, phone and fax numbers. Search for public projects in the CUonline Electronic Plan Room Network based on the CSI codes you perform and types of projects you want to bid. Coverage of projects includes Iowa, Eastern Nebraska, Western Illinois and South Dakota.

There is also a private electronic plan room available to General Contractors called the MBIonline Private Construction Office, powered by iSqFt. The Private Construction Office also contains a bid solicitation tool to allow the General Contractor to restrict the number of bidders and access on their projects to a select list of subcontractors and suppliers with the specific capabilities the GC requires, and a proven record of success with their company. Please contact Mona Dvorak at (515) 657- 4392 with questions regarding the Private Construction Office.

Features also included in a CUonline Electronic Plan Room Network membership include:

Nightline Report – Every day, you and others in your firm will be provided a list of daily addenda, prospective bidders’ lists, a listing of newly posted projects and related important project information as well as an updated list of bidding contractors on projects that let the next day. VIEW A SAMPLE NIGHTLINE REPORT

BidWatch – The service provides breaking bid results to you on a daily basis. BIDWATCH provides the name of the projects that bid that day, as well as the apparent low bidders, number of bids received, contact information for the bidders and the architect/engineer. VIEW A SAMPLE BIDWATCH REPORT 

CU HELP DESK – This service is available to personally assist members with project information, addenda, bidders, ordering plans, printing and anything related to the Construction Update Network’s mission of providing members with the essential resources for pre-construction, construction and post-bid construction information. VIEW THE CU HELP DESK SERVICES GUIDE

  • Printing Service – Printing services are available to all CU Network Members. The cost varies depending on the size of the copy.
  • Order Plans & Specs – The CU HELP DESK will order plans for CU Network Members and arrange for them to be sent directly to your office.

Follow this link to join the CUonline Electronic Plan Room Network – www.isqft.com.


Construction Update Network – Regular Membership

The following features are included in a Construction Update Network regular membership:

Project Information – Subscribers receive a weekly publication containing project information gathered by our Construction Information Specialists using our contact with architects, engineers and building owners. The Construction Update Newspaper has been a mainstay within the Construction Update Network for years, providing you with detailed descriptions of competitively bid projects along with a complete list of prospective bidding contractors. These contacts allows the Construction Update Network to track projects from the beginning “Project Leads Section” through bid opening day. Coverage of projects includes Iowa, Eastern Nebraska, Western Illinois and South Dakota. VIEW A SAMPLE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE NEWSPAPER

Nightline Report – Every day, you and others in your firm will be provided a list of daily addenda, prospective bidders’ lists, a listing of newly posted projects and related important project information as well as an updated list of bidding contractors on projects that let the next day. VIEW A SAMPLE NIGHTLINE REPORT

BidWatch – The service provides breaking bid results to you on a daily basis. BIDWATCH provides the name of the projects that bid that day, as well as the apparent low bidders, number of bids received, contact information for the bidders and the architect/engineer. VIEW A SAMPLE BIDWATCH REPORT

CU HELP DESK – This service is available to personally assist members with project information, addenda, bidders, ordering plans, printing and anything related to the Construction Update Network’s mission of providing members with the essential resources for pre-construction, construction and post-bid construction information. VIEW THE CU HELP DESK SERVICES GUIDE

  • Printing Service – Printing services are available to all CU Network Members. The cost varies depending on the size of the copy.
  • Order Plans & Specs – The CU HELP DESK will order plans for CU Network Members members and arrange for them to be sent directly to your office.

The Construction Update Network annual subscription price is $900 and includes all of the above noted services as part of your regular membership package. As you can see, the Construction Update Network strives to provide a full complement of products to enhance your subscription.

For more information on joining the Construction Update Network, please contact Micah Loveless at 515-657-4398 or MLoveless@mbionline.com.

To join now, please download and return the membership application.