Establishments classified in this industry are primarily engaged in the construction of industrial buildings such as plants, factories, and warehouses whether industrial or commercial. This includes new work, reconstruction, and maintenance and repair. Establishments primarily engaged in the construction of industrial nonbuilding structures (blast furnaces, petroleum refineries, etc.) are classified in SIC 1629, Heavy Construction, Not Elsewhere Classified. 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 value of construction work. These establishments paid out $4.8 billion for materials, components, and supplies and $9.6 billion for construction work subcontracted to others. Costs for selected power, fuels, and lubricants for the industry were $159 million. Value added for 1992 was $6.4 billion.
There were 7,963 establishments with total employment averaging 122,970 during the year. Total payroll for 1992 was $3.5 billion.
Larger establishments with 20 employees or more, while representing only 17 percent of the total number of employer establishments in this industry accounted for 74 percent of all business done.
SAMPLE OF ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE 1992 STATISTICS (Dollar values are in thousands) Construction Workers, average 92,068 Other Employees, average 30,902 Fringe Benefits, all employees 867,970 Selected Purchased Services Cost 170,148 Rental Costs 252,084 Total Building Construction Value 20,212,133 Industrial Buildings 12,495,762 Office Buildings 1,274,718 General Building Contractor Value 17,769,064 General Building Contractor, Remodeling Value 2,339,113 Operative Builder Value 38,987