Establishments classified in this industry are primarily engaged in excavation work such as foundations for buildings and subdividing and preparing land owned by others for future building construction. Contractors in this industry may also perform incidental concrete work. Contractors primarily engaged in concrete work are classified in Industry 1771, Concrete Work Special Trade Contractors. Contractors primarily engaged in trenching or in earth moving and land clearing not related to building construction are classified in Industry 1629, Heavy Construction Contractors, 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 employees classified in this industry accounted for $7.1 billion in total dollar value of business. Of this amount, $6.9 billion were for the value of construction work. These establishments paid out $1.6 billion for materials, components, and supplies and $741 million for construction work subcontracted to others. Costs for selected power, fuels, and lubricants for the industry were $357 million. Value added for 1992 was $4.3 billion.
There were 13,898 establishments with total employment averaging 77,126 during the year. Total payroll for 1992 was $1.8 billion.
Larger establishments with 20 employees or more, while representing only 5 percent of the total number of employer establishments in this industry, accounted for 44 percent of all business done.
SAMPLE OF ADDITIONAL AVAILABLE 1992 STATISTICS (Dollar values are in thousands) Construction Workers, average 62,437 Other Employees, average 14,689 Fringe Benefits, all employees 434,138 Selected Purchased Services Cost 405,347 Rental Costs 304,352 Total Building Construction Value 5,693,368 Single-Family Houses 2,625,097 Total Nonbuilding Construction Value 885,950 Highways, Streets, and Related Work 332,258 such as installation of guard rails, highway signs, lighting, etc. Excavating, earth and land clearing 4,910,658 contractor, connected with Buildings Value Foundation Contractor Value 585,189 Excavating, earthmoving, and land clearing 581,969 contractor, not connected with Buildings Value
Data are also available from the 1987 Census of Construction both on CDRom and in printed reports.