America's Building Records is an organization built specifically for the U.S. Building Industry. Architects, engineers, project managers working for construction companies and developers, professionals from U.S. municipalities, and all other constituents of the U.S. Building Industry are welcome to join ABR and take advantage of the online tools and information available through the ABR portal.
If you are subscribed with an individual account, the following will count towards your storage: files you upload in Projects, drawings uploaded in the ABR Drawing Vault, your profile picture.
If you have an organization account, the following are added up for the organization's storage: marketing materials uploaded in the organization's profile, drawings uploaded in the Drawing Vault (from all users from your organizations), files uploaded to projects across all folders from all users pertaining to your organization.
ABR members with individual accounts can take advantage of all the tools that ABR has to offer: secure storage and organization options, sharing tools, the ABR database of construction-related information, and more.
Organization accounts have multiple individual accounts associated with them. In addition to all the benefits that individual accounts have, co-workers from an organization account can easily collaborate at company level with special sharing permissions. The organization is also featured on the ABR Company Directory acting as a marketing tool to your advantage.
Yes, you can, but we recommend one account per user in order to make the most out of the ABR online tools. Your email address has to be unique, therefore you can only register once with an email account.
Data transfer is via industry-standard 256-bit encryption (SSL)
Each ABR organization member and individual member is verified and activated by ABR staff
All users must be logged into ABR service in order to utilize data-available features
Only members will be able to store and retrieve electronic data
Data sharing is user-determined
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