General Contractors-Residential Buildings Other than Single-Family

Industry 1522

Establishments classified in this industry are primarily engaged in the construction of apartments, apartment-type condominiums, cooperatives, hotels, motels, and dormitories (including new work, additions, alterations, remodeling, and repair). For additional examples, refer to the Standard Industrial Classification Manual: 1987 (SIC) published by the Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President.

During 1992, the establishments with paid employees classified in this industry accounted for $8.0 billion in total dollar value of business. Of this amount, $7.8 billion were for the value of construction work. These establishments paid out $1.9 billion for materials, components, and supplies and $3.5 billion for construction work subcontracted to others. Costs for selected power, fuels, and lubricants for the industry were $71.0 million. Value added for 1992 was $2.5 billion.

There were 6,490 establishments with total employment averaging 48,803 during the year. Total payroll for 1992 was $1.2 billion.

Larger establishments with 20 employees or more, while representing only 8 percent of the total number of employer establishments in this industry accounted for 53 percent of all business done.

                (Dollar values are in thousands)

Construction Workers, average                         35,107
Other Employees, average                              13,696

Fringe Benefits, all employees                       271,248
Selected Purchased Services Cost                      64,478
Rental Costs                                          61,732

Total Building Construction Value                  7,534,116
   Apartment Buildings with two or more            4,389,496
   units, including rentals, apartment-type
   condominiums and cooperatives

General Building Contractor Value                  5,636,156
General Building Contractor, Remodeling Value      1,819,472
Operative Builder Value                               62,201

Data are also available from the 1987 Census of Construction both on CDRom and in printed reports.