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2012 NAICS: 237 - Heavy and civil engineering construction




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Source & Description   Frequency Latest Data Geography Industry
Quarterly Workforce Indicators (QWI)Quarterly4Q 2013States, counties, metro areasSelected 2- thru 4-digits
Annual Capital Expenditures Survey (ACES)Annual2012U.S.Selected 2- thru 6-digits
County Business Patterns (CBP)Annual2012U.S., states, counties, metros, ZIP Codes, and island areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Nonemployer Statistics (NES)Annual2012U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Statistics of U.S. Businesses (SUSB)Annual2011U.S., states, metro areas, countiesSelected 2- thru 6-digits
Economic Census (ECN)Every 5 years2012U.S., states, counties, places, metros, ZIP Codes2- thru 6-digits
Economic Census of Island Areas (IA)Every 5 years2012American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands2-thru 5 digits
Survey of Business Owners (SBO)Every 5 years2007U.S., states, counties, cities, metro areasSelected 2- thru 6-digits

Links to Economic Data for Programs Published on AFF


Program Series Table Title Data Years Available
Economic CensusAdvance Report All sectors: Core Business Statistics Series: Advance Summary Statistics for the U.S. (2012 NAICS Basis): 2012 2012 2007
Advance Comparative Statistics for the US 2007
Comparative Statistics, 2007 and 2002 Comparative Statistics for the U.S. and States (2002 NAICS Basis) 2007
Geographic Area Series All sectors: Geographic Area Series: Economy-Wide Key Statistics: 2012 2012 2007 2002
Detailed Statistics for Establishments: States 2007 2002
Subject Series: General Summary Detailed Statistics for Establishments 2007 2002
Statistics by Employment Size of Establishment 2007 2002
Statistics by Value of Business Done Size of Establishment 2007 2002
Value of Construction Work by Location of Constr.(state to state) 2007 2002
Value of Construction Work by Type of Constr. for U.S. and States 2007 2002
Selected Statistics by Specialization in Types of Construction 2007
Value of Business Done by Kind-of-Business Activity for States 2007
Statistics by Kind of Business by Specialization Level 2007
Statistics by Legal Form of Organization 2007 2002
Economic Census of Island Areas Geographic Area Series Island Areas: Geographic Area Series: General Statistics by Kind of Business for American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, P 2012
Industry series Comparative Statistics by Industry 2007
General Statistics by Industry 2007
General Statistics by Industry and Legal Form of Organization 2007
General Statistics by Industry and Employment Size 2007
Value of Business Done by Kind-of-Business Activity 2007
Cost of Materials by Industry 2007
Employment and Payroll Statistics by Industry 2007
Number of Construction Workers and Hours Worked by Industry 2007
Value of Business Done by Industry 2007
Assets, Capital Expenditures, and Depreciation by Industry 2007
Nonemployer Statistics Nonemployer Statistics Geographic Area Series: Nonemployer Statistics by Legal Form of Organization: 2012 2012 2007
Geographic Area Series: Nonemployer Statistics for the US, States, Metropolitan Areas, and Counties: 2012 2012 2007
Geographic Area Series: Nonemployer Statistics by Receipt Size Class: 2012 2012
Survey of Business Owners Survey of Business Owners Firms by Industry, Gender, Ethnicity, Race for the U.S., States 2007

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Definition


The Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction subsector comprises establishments whose primary activity is the construction of entire engineering projects (e.g., highways and dams), and specialty trade contractors, whose primary activity is the production of a specific component for such projects. Specialty trade contractors in Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction generally are performing activities that are specific to heavy and civil engineering construction projects and are not normally performed on buildings. The work performed may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs.

Specialty trade activities are classified in this subsector if the skills and equipment present are specific to heavy or civil engineering construction projects. For example, specialized equipment is needed to paint lines on highways. This equipment is not normally used in building applications so the activity is classified in this subsector. Traffic signal installation, while specific to highways, uses much of the same skills and equipment that are needed for electrical work in building projects and is therefore classified in Subsector 238, Specialty Trade Contractors.

Construction projects involving water resources (e.g., dredging and land drainage) and projects involving open space improvement (e.g., parks and trails) are included in this subsector. Establishments whose primary activity is the subdivision of land into individual building lots usually perform various additional site-improvement activities (e.g., road building and utility line installation), and are included in this subsector.

Establishments in this subsector are classified based on the types of structures that they construct. This classification reflects variations in the requirements of the underlying production processes.

Comparability


This 2012 NAICS code is comparable to the 2007 and 2002 NAICS codes. This 2002 NAICS code is comprised of: Part of 1997 NAICS code 213 (Support activities for mining), part of 1997 NAICS code 234 (Heavy Construction), and all of 1997 NAICS Code 235 (Special Trade Contractors).