|Major Group 16 : Heavy Construction Other Than Building Construction Contractors
This major group includes general contractors primarily engaged in
heavy construction other than building, such as highways and streets,
bridges, sewers, railroads, irrigation projects, flood control projects and
marine construction, and special trade contractors primarily engaged in
activities of a type that are clearly specialized to such heavy construction and
are not normally performed on buildings or building-related projects.
Specialized activities that are covered here include grading for highways and
airport runways; guardrail construction; installation of highway signs;
trenching; underwater rock removal; and asphalt and concrete construction of
roads, highways, streets and public sidewalks. Establishments primarily
engaged in specialized activities that may be performed on buildings or on
other heavy construction projects are classified in Major Group 17. These
include contractors primarily engaged in painting (including bridge painting
and traffic lane painting), electrical work (including work on bridges, power
lines, and power plants), and carpentry work.