Construction (NAICS 23)


This sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in constructing, repairing, and renovating buildings and engineering works, and in subdividing and developing land. There are two main types of construction produced: buildings and engineering works. Buildings are distinguished by their primary function, e.g., residential, commercial, or industrial. Engineering works include dams; non-building industrial works such as refineries; highways, roads, and streets; bridges; sewers; power and communications transmission lines; and similar structures and works.

Sectors included (NAICS)

  • Construction of buildings (NAICS 236)
  • Heavy and civil engineering construction (NAICS 237)
  • Specialty trade contractors (NAICS 238)

Workforce sectoral committees