Any contractor who sells or makes improvements to any home or non-commercial property must register with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. 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 New Jersey, you will want to visit the New Jersey Worker Safety website. Understanding the state’s latest worker safety requirements will be helpful as you prepare your bids for New Jersey 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 New Jersey’s most prominent and active general contractors, and here are their website links.
Depending on the project’s size and scope, new drawings can take a few weeks to several months to complete. Plans for new construction projects typically go out to bid once the architect has finalized the plans with the project owner. 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.
New Jersey may not be the first place in the United States you would think of when you hear “construction”. However, 2022 and 2023 are shaping up to be busy for construction work. According to Jerry Keenan, president of the New Jersey Alliance for Action, the state is expected to receive $32 billion in capital investments over the next two years. Construction employment has increased substantially to accommodate the growth. Workers with low levels of experience can land jobs such as construction worker or construction laborer. Individuals with plenty of work experience can find great positions such as construction project manager. Thanks to the high levels of construction work, the state is experiencing an overall boost in economic activity. Take advantage of this opportunity by getting involved today!
Once you’re properly licensed or registered, subs can begin submitting your bid to the general contractors bidding on the project. GCs will send their bids to the owner or architect. 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.
The New Jersey AGC chapter provides training, support, and business resources to help generals and subcontractors build a better construction environment for the future.
Every state creates its building code to address localized environmental issues such as hurricanes, tornadoes, landslides, flooding, and even earthquakes. So, some similarities from one state to the next are typical since most state building codes provide a baseline of occupant safety and comfort.