California requires all contractors to hold a current California state contractor’s license issued by the Contractors State License Board. In addition, there may be specific bond and insurance requirements listed in greater detail on the state website.
If you’re considering bidding on projects in California, you will want to visit the California Worker Safety website. Understanding the state’s latest worker safety requirements will be helpful as you prepare your bids for California construction projects.
Subcontractors constantly struggle to find and connect with reputable and busy general contractors. PlanHub has reviewed the most recent construction industry data to determine California’s most prominent and active general contractors, and here are their website links.
The California construction industry doesn’t slow down for seasonal weather changes. Plans for new construction projects go out to bid once the architect has finalized the plans with the project owner. Depending on the project’s size and scope, new drawings can take a few weeks to several months to complete. While we can’t speak for other plan room services, once PlanHub receives a new construction project, the plans, specs, and bidders list are available online within four hours.
Construction work in the Golden State is plentiful, especially in Southern California. After most projects were put on hold during the pandemic, construction activity is now in full swing. How come there are so many job opportunities? It is mainly because of the huge housing demands that occurred towards the end of 2021. Construction employment for both entry level and high level positions is looking to grow. By 2026, it is expected that 139,000 new jobs will be for this industry in California. Qualified applicants for advanced positions such as construction project manager are in especially high demand. As more commercial and infrastructure projects start coming in, the opportunity to get involved becomes larger. The future’s looking bright for construction workers, projects, and bidders!
Once you’re properly licensed, you can begin submitting your bid to the general contractors bidding on the project. Access the PlanHub plan room to pick and choose the projects that interest you and start your takeoff process. Certain publicly funded projects may contain specific bidding requirements or forms, typically included with the plans and specs.
There are two AGC chapters in the state, the AGC of San Diego and the AGC of Sacramento. The AGC provides training, support, and business resources to help contractors build a better construction environment for the future.
Some similarities from one state to the next are typical since most state building codes provide a baseline of occupant safety and comfort. However, every state creates its building code to address localized environmental issues such as hurricanes, tornadoes, landslides, flooding, and even earthquakes.
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