Online Plan Room
Your secret weapon for finding, bidding, and winning potentially lucrative projects, our online Plan Room is one of our most popular member resources. With access to 15 of the best exchanges throughout the state, our plan room listed 16,370 projects and attracted more than 3.1 million users in 2016, ranking TKCBE as 5th out of 15 Exchanges statewide. And those numbers are guaranteed to just keep growing!
TKCBE members have direct access to the Plan Room where they can research and bid on hundreds of projects throughout California. Recently updated to make this service easier, stronger and better, you have the ability to choose only the counties you want to see, store your bidding history, save projects, and access the plan room anytime, anywhere from your mobile device. Over the years, thousands of projects have been bid on––and won––by our members.
Seminars & Training Opportunities
Throughout the year we schedule a variety of training programs and informational seminars specially designed for the construction industry. Topics include: Liens, Prevailing Wages, Safety Programs and industry-specific trainings. Guest experts and industry professionals are also often invited to offer additional knowledge and insights to our members during workshops.
If you don’t see what you need, our staff will work with you to assess your needs and create a special program that best fits your situation. Classes include, but are not limited to:
- Safety Management
- Personal Safety & Site Control
- Flagger & Traffic Control
- Defensive Driving
- General Safety
- Mobile Equipment
- Occupation Safety
- First Aid/CPR Training
Safety Education, Training & Cal/OSHA Compliance
TKCBE Safety Director Dave Turney brings more than 30 years of safety training and experience to the table for our members. Safety seminars are held regularly throughout the year and are announced in the weekly member newsletter. If you would like to reserve a spot for a training session, or inquire about adding specific safety trainings that we are not currently offering, please contact us at (559) 732-4568.
For members seeking a complete OSHA compliance solution, we’ve partnered with GotSafety.com to offer TKCBE members significant discounts for their programs, giving access to hundreds of resources including safety lessons, employee training and tracking, custom form generating tools, file storage and sharing, on-site inspections, Cal/OSHA citation defense, OSHA documentation and more.
Updated every other year, the TKCBE Buyer’s Guide is composed of two sections. First, an alphabetical membership directory with contact information. And second, a specialty listing that classifies the materials, services, and equipment provided by our members for building projects. Buyer’s Guide information is also available via our online membership database.
Employee Labor Relations
TKCBE and the Small Business Development Center sponsor monthly seminars focused on Employee Labor Relations topics. Seminars are open to all employers, feature guest speakers from Pacific Employers, and are held in our training center at 10 a.m. on the third Thursday every month, except August and December.
Discount Fuel Program
The Flyers Fuel Program offers TKCBE members discounts of up to 5 cents per gallon at more than 240,000 gas stations throughout the United States. This money-saving program also includes fleet management and security features to help members set limits on fuel services, streamline reporting, and control costs.
Group Health Insurance & Worker’s Compensation Plans
Health insurance is on everyone’s mind these days and TKCBE members can take advantage of our group buying power to select from a number of competitively-priced health and workers’ compensation plans. In addition to excellent rates, members have a wide range of coverage options and the flexibility to mix and match their choice of plans and carriers. Whether you have one employee or hundreds, you’ll find a plan that provides the coverage you need at rates you can afford.
We can help you out! Our office services include blueprint copying, fax and photocopying, industry business forms, prevailing wage postings, internet access, and more. Our office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays. We invite you to drop in or give us a call at (559) 732-4568 to see how we can help you.
Weekly “Construction News” Membership Newsletter
TKCBE members receive a weekly newsletter, “Construction News,” that features Projects Out for Bid, Contracts Awarded and Under Advisement, Industry Related News and Updates, Advertisements, Tailgate Meeting Topic, Special Event Announcements, Current Events, Kalb’s Q & A for Contractors, and much more.
The Bull Sheet is sent regularly to our members providing industry-specific information on legislation, current events, and anything that can affect daily operations and business practices within the construction industry.
We are pleased to offer advanced education scholarships for our members and their families, along with employees and their families, to educate and motivate youths in the construction industry. Scholarship opportunities are announced each Spring via our member newsletter.
Support Legislation and Civic Action
We constantly strive for the betterment of the communities and the construction industry. To further this, we are a member of the Golden State Builders Exchange (GSBE).
During the course of any given week, we field a number of calls from companies outside the organization who are looking for various construction services. All of our referrals are directed to our members.
The Exchange features networking, fundraising, and social events each year including a golf tournament and a Ladies Night Dinner Dance. All events and details are announced via the member newsletter and here on our website.