NAICS Code 236220

NAICS 236220

NAICS Code 236220 – Commercial and Institutional Building Construction

Definition of NAICS Code 236220: This industry comprises establishments primarily responsible for the construction (including new work, additions, alterations, maintenance, and repairs) of commercial and institutional buildings and related structures, such as stadiums, grain elevators, and indoor swimming facilities. This industry includes establishments responsible for the on-site assembly of modular or prefabricated commercial and institutional buildings. Included in this industry are commercial and institutional building general contractors, commercial and institutional building for-sale builders, commercial and institutional building design-build firms, and commercial and institutional building project construction management firms.

Illustrative Examples of NAICS 236220

What are some examples of this code? The bulleted items below are illustrative examples of this classification.

  • Airport building construction
  • Office building construction
  • Arena construction
  • Parking garage construction
  • Barrack construction
  • Prison construction
  • Farm building construction
  • Radio and television broadcast studio construction
  • Fire station construction
  • Religious building (e.g., church, synagogue, mosque, temple) construction
  • Grain elevator construction
  • Restaurant construction
  • Hospital construction
  • School building construction
  • Hotel construction
  • Shopping mall construction
  • Indoor swimming facility construction
  • Warehouse construction (e.g., commercial, industrial, manufacturing, private)

Cross Reference Guide for Code 236220

What codes are similar to this classification that might be a more applicable code? The cross-reference guide below displays the codes for other similar industries. Please review to find the most applicable classification.

  • Constructing structures that are integral parts of utility systems (e.g., storage tanks, pumping stations) or are used to produce products for these systems (e.g., power plants, refineries)–are classified in Industry Group 2371, Utility System Construction, based on type of construction project;
  • Performing specialized construction work on commercial and institutional buildings, generally on a subcontract basis–are classified in Subsector 238, Specialty Trade Contractors; and
  • Constructing buildings on their own account for rent or lease–are classified in Industry Group 5311, Lessors of Real Estate.

Other Index Entries for NAICS 236220

The North American Industry Classification System contains multiple index entries that are each descriptive of the same code. The bulleted list below shows all applicable index entries (Current and former) that are associated with this classification. These index entries further elaborate on the scope of applicable industries that have already been defined at the top of this page.

  • Addition, alteration and renovation for-sale builders, commercial and institutional building
  • Addition, alteration and renovation for-sale builders, commercial warehouse
  • Addition, alteration and renovation for-sale builders, hotel and motel
  • Addition, alteration and renovation for-sale builders, industrial warehouse
  • Addition, alteration and renovation general contractors, commercial and institutional building
  • Addition, alteration and renovation general contractors, commercial warehouse
  • Addition, alteration and renovation general contractors, hotel and motel
  • Addition, alteration and renovation general contractors, industrial warehouse
  • Addition, alteration and renovation, commercial and institutional building
  • Addition, alteration and renovation, commercial warehouse
  • Addition, alteration and renovation, hotel and motel
  • Addition, alteration and renovation, industrial warehouse
  • Administration building construction
  • Airport building construction
  • Airport terminal construction
  • Amusement facility construction
  • Animal shelter and clinic construction
  • Arena construction
  • Armory construction
  • Athletic court, indoor, construction
  • Auditorium construction
  • Bank building construction
  • Barber shop construction
  • Barrack construction
  • Beauty salon construction
  • Broadcasting station construction
  • Bunkhouse construction
  • Bus shelter construction
  • Bus terminal construction
  • Casino construction
  • Cinema construction
  • Civic center construction
  • Clinic construction
  • Cold storage plant construction
  • Commercial building construction
  • Commercial building construction for-sale builders
  • Commercial building construction general contractors
  • Construction management, commercial and institutional building
  • Dormitory construction
  • Drycleaning plant construction
  • Educational building construction
  • Farm building construction
  • Fire and flood restoration of commercial and institutional buildings
  • Fire station construction
  • For-sale builders (i.e., building on own land, for sale), commercial and institutional building
  • Garage and service station, commercial, construction
  • Grain elevator construction
  • Handyman construction service, commercial and institutional building
  • Hangar construction
  • Hatchery construction
  • Health and athletic club construction
  • Hospital construction
  • Hotel construction
  • Ice rink, indoor, construction
  • Indoor swimming pool construction
  • Institutional building construction
  • Institutional building construction for-sale builders
  • Institutional building construction general contractors
  • Jail construction
  • Laboratory construction
  • Library construction
  • Logging camp construction
  • Mausoleum (i.e., building) construction
  • Monument (i.e., building) construction
  • Motel construction
  • Museum construction
  • Office building construction
  • Parking garage construction
  • Penitentiary construction
  • Post office construction
  • Prefabricated commercial building erection
  • Prefabricated institutional building erection
  • Prison construction
  • Public warehouse construction
  • Radio and television broadcast studio construction
  • Radio station construction
  • Railway station construction
  • Recreational facility building construction
  • Religious building (e.g., church, synagogue, mosque, temple) construction
  • Restaurant construction
  • Salon construction
  • School building construction
  • Service station construction
  • Shopping center construction
  • Shopping mall construction
  • Silo construction
  • Speculative builders (i.e., building on own land, for sale), commercial and institutional building
  • Stadium and arena construction
  • Storage elevator construction
  • Store construction
  • Swimming facility, indoor, construction
  • Television station construction
  • Tennis court, indoor, construction
  • Theater construction
  • Truck terminal construction
  • Warehouse construction (e.g., commercial, industrial, manufacturing, private)
  • Warehouse, commercial and institutional, construction
  • Warehouse, industrial, construction
Insurance Conversion Table for NAICS Code 236220

Looking for an insurance classification other than the North American Industry Classification System? If a company falls within the industry defined on this page, then the class codes mentioned below may be applicable. Please note that the bulleted cross-reference guide below is not authoritative. Users should have an insurance professional review to ensure proper insurance classification.

  • NCCI WC (Varies by state): 5402, 5403, 5606NAICS 236220
  • CA WC: 5040, 5403, 5606
  • DE WC: 651
  • PA WC: 651
  • MI WC: 5040, 5403, 5606
  • NJ WC: 5402, 5403, 5606
  • NY WC: 5402, 5403, 5606
  • WY WC: 236220
  • GL: 95487, 91582, 91585, 91580
  • SIC: 1799

Resources: Praxiom, AceGroupTDICalifornia Division of Workers Compensation, Delaware Workers Compensation Manual, Pennsylvania Workers Compensation Manual, Michigan Workers’ Compensation Placement Facility: Classification Definitions, New Jersey Workers Compensation and Employers Liability Insurance Manual, New York Workers Compensation and Employers Liability, North American Industry Classification System, Florida Underwriting Guide: Commercial General Liability Classifications,  Standard Industrial Classifications.

The suggested cross reference guide for NAICS code 236220 is based on our research using the resources cited above.

Correlating Code Breakdown for North American Industry Classification System

NAICS codes are broken down by digit. The broadest description starts with the 2 digit sector codes. The 3 digit subsector codes are more specific, then the 4 digit industry group, 5 digit industry, and the most specific is the 6 digit NAICS code (Where you are now). If the code on this page does not describe the industry of the business in question, then select the largest applicable code below. From there, follow through the progression of smaller digits to the larger digits in order to obtain the most specific 6 digit classification.

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