Sustainable Development Indicator Group

Working Draft Framework, Version 2, June 4, 1996

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1.1.2.3.2 Construction Industry

Definition: The branch of manufacture and trade based on the building, maintaining, and repairing structures. This includes drilling and solid mineral exploration.

Definition Source: Standard Industrial Classification

Construction Industry Categories:

1.1.2.3.2.1 Building Construction Industry: All general contractors and operative builders primarily engaged in the construction of residential, farm, industrial, commercial, or other buildings. (Definition Source: Standard Industrial Classification)

1.1.2.3.2.2 Heavy Construction Industry: All general contractors primarily engaged in heavy construction other than building, such as highways and streets, bridges, sewers, railroads, irrigation projects, and flood control projects and marine construction. This includes special trade contractors primarily engaged in activities not normally performed on buildings, such as highway grading or underwater rock removal. This does not include special trade contractors primarily engaged activities performed on buildings (see Construction -- Special Trade Contractors). (Definition Source: Standard Industrial Classification)

1.1.2.3.2.3 Special Trade Construction Industry: All special trade contractors who undertake activities of a type that are specialized either to building construction, including work on mobile homes, or to both building and nonbuilding projects. This includes projects such as painting, electrical work, plumbing, etc. This does not include activities specialized for heavy construction (see Heavy Construction Other than Building Construction -- Contractors). (Definition Source: Standard Industrial Classification)