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For commercial work, besides AWI, I was wondering what certifications our company should receive?
I'm thinking safety certifications, along with anything else that will give our company an extra nudge in the right direction.
FSC certification can come into play in high-end commercial, but you have to evaluate whether it is worth the cost. There are inspections, fees, administrative costs, but it's a necessary element in many public and private construction projects these days.
If by a nudge in the right direction, you mean a higher percentage of awarded jobs, there are minority business certifications available. From what I understand, a big plus for State and Federal contracts. For now anyway!
FSC has value if you are doing LEEDS projects or working for companies that want certified wood or are trying to be environmentally responsible.
Just add an administrative cost and know your materials cost for FSC vs standard materials at time of bid.
You can get a small business certification which helps on some projects.
Keep a record of contract values for the last 3 years for new customers of any project over a certain dollar amount (see PDF).
If you have never done a 100k job you might have trouble getting awarded one.
You will need a IPP (Injury and Illness Prevention Program), safety training records, OSHA 300A forms, WC xmods for most contracts of size.
If you sub any work your will need the same documents from your subs.
In California we have a certified seismic installation license.
Click the link below to download the file included with this post.
OSHA Hazard Training might be required on government jobs