Florida requires all contractors to hold a current Florida state contractor’s license through the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In addition, there may be bond and insurance requirements listed in greater detail on the website.
If you’re considering bidding on projects in Florida, you will want to visit the Florida Worker Safety website. Understanding their latest worker safety requirements will be helpful as you prepare your bids for Florida 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 Florida’s most prominent and active general contractors, and here are their website links.
Due to the tropical climate, the Florida 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.
There are few places in the United States that are growing as fast as Florida. For example, South Florida was once stereotyped as a retirement haven. Nowadays, families and working professionals are flocking to the state, which has triggered a tremendous amount of residential and commercial construction. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Florida’s population increased by nearly 250,000 from April 1st, 2020 to July 1st, 2021. There are opportunities for everyone; employment for both unskilled and skilled workers has increased in recent years. Roles that demand years of experience, such as construction project manager, are in particularly high demand. The economic opportunity is huge as new projects get underway. PlanHub is here to help you get started!
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 Florida East Coast and the AGC of Southern Florida. The AGC provides training, support, and business resources to help contractors build a better construction environment for the future.
Most state building codes provide a baseline of occupant safety and comfort, so some similarities from one state to the next are typical. 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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