Establishments classified in this industry are primarily engaged in concrete work including portland cement and asphalt, surfacing of concrete floors, constructing culverts and curbs, pouring concrete foundations, construction with gunite and stucco, and constructing private driveways and walks of all materials. 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 $14.6 billion in total dollar value of business. Of this amount, $14.4 billion were for the value of construction work. These establishments paid out $5.3 billion for materials, components, and supplies and $1.2 billion for construction work subcontracted to others. Costs for selected power, fuels, and lubricants for the industry were $367 million. Value added for 1992 was $7.7 billion.
There were 26,123 establishments with total employment averaging 192,539 during the year. Total payroll for 1992 was $4.0 billion.
Larger establishments with 20 employees or more, while representing only 7.1 percent of the total number of employer establishments in this industry, accounted for 46.8 percent of all business done.
SAMPLE OF ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE 1992 STATISTICS (Dollar values are in thousands) Construction Workers, average 160,750 Other Employees, average 31,789 Fringe Benefits, all employees 956,198 Selected Purchased Services Cost 397,194 Rental Costs 312,771 Total Building Construction Value 9,002,047 Single-Family Houses 4,173,892 Total Nonbuilding Construction Value 5,299,003 Private Driveways and Parking Areas 2,930,267 Concrete Contractors Construction Value 6,373,732 Concrete Foundation Contractors Value 2,439,985 Asphalt Contractors Value 2,196,906
Data are also available from the 1987 Census of Construction both on CDRom and in printed reports.