This sector comprises
establishments primarily engaged in the construction of buildings and
other structures, heavy construction, additions, alterations,
reconstruction, installation, and maintenance and repairs. Also included
are establishments engaged in the demolition or wrecking of buildings and
other structures, the clearing of building sites and the sale of materials
from demolished structures. Blasting, test drilling, landfilling,
leveling, earthmoving, excavating, land drainage, and other land
preparation is also included.
Ninety-seven percent of the Rhode Island
employment classified in the Construction sector was previously classified
in the Construction division under SIC. A small portion of the sector
employment is from the Services (2%) and Finance, Insurance and Real
Estate (1%) divisions.