NAICS Code 236220 - Commercial and Institutional Building Construction - epipeline Industry Report

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NAICS Newsletter August 20, 2012

NAICS 236220

Commercial and Institutional Building Construction

Government Contract and Procurement Analysis Report

Report Summary

This report, offered by epipeline, contains a brief analysis of the Federal government's procurement practices with regards to purchasing Commercial and Institutional Building Construction.

You will find information on the top federal government agencies that purchase these services, as well as their procurement strategy (i.e. full and open competition, set-asides and more). Finally, there is a review of the top companies that are awarded federal government contracts for Commercial and Institutional Building Construction.

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This report takes an in-depth look at the 'Commercial and Institutional Building Construction' industry, NAICS 236220. epipeline's Contract History Plus* provides you with a broad context and several perspectives that enable you to develop the best positioning and strategy for your company to more effectively compete for government contracts. The following graph illustrates one such perspective: the top Government departments/agencies buying these services over the last four fiscal years.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY08 through FY12 for NAICS 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.

The description of NAICS 236220 is further broken out to include these additional specific topics:

  • 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)

The size standard associated with NAICS 236220 is $33.5 million (effective November 5, 2010), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average annual earnings do not exceed $33,500,000 for each of the pay periods for the preceding completed 12 calendar months.

Total reported spending under NAICS 236220 for the period of Fiscal Year 2008 (FY08) through Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) was almost $69 billion. FY12 reported spending of $3.4 billion for services under NAICS 236220. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY08 through FY12.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 236220 FY08 through FY12

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The Department of the Army was the largest procurer for these services for the last five fiscal years (FY08 through FY12), with more than $26 billion in contract spending, comprising 38.5% of the market share for NAICS 236220. The Navy took the second spot, with $9.3 billion in reported spending for this period. The Public Buildings Services and Department of Veterans Affairs took third and fourth places, respectively, making up a combined market share of over 23% for all spending in NAICS 236220.

The Department of Sate and the Air Force spent $5 billion and $3.8 billion respectively during this time period with the rest of the top ten reporting spending just over $2.7 billion for NAICS 236220.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY08 through FY12 for NAICS 236220

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The two charts below identify the top 10 Companies, by market share, for the period of FY08 through FY12. The first chart represents the top 10 companies that were awarded their contracts under ANY type of competition, whether it was full and open, small business set-aside, sole-sourced, etc. This list primarily consists of large businesses. The second chart, however, lists the top 10 companies that won their contracts under RESTRICTED competition. Specifically, epipeline limited this to those contracts awarded under the acquisition strategies listed below. The contract dollars represented on this second chart may not include all contract dollars for the individual contractor.

  • 8(a) Competed
  • 8(a) Small Disadvantaged (SDB) set-aside
  • 8(a) sole-source
  • SDB set-aside
  • SDB, 8(a) with HUBZone
  • Combination HUBZone and 8(a)
  • HUBZone set-aside
  • HUBZone sole-source
  • Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set-aside
  • SDVOSB sole-source
  • Emerging Small Business set-aside
  • Very Small Business set-aside
  • Reserved for Small Businesses ($2501 to $100,000)
  • Total Small Business set-aside

Emerson Construction Company achieved the top spot on the unrestricted competition list, with over $13.9 billion in contract dollars for FY08 to FY12 and more than 21% of market share. Hensel Phelps Construction landed over $2.6 billion in contract dollars with Blharbert International earning roughly $1.9 billion. Caddel Construction Company and Mortenson M A Company round out the top five with $1.6 and $1.1 billion, respectively. One additional firm, Clarkbalfour Beatty, topped $1 billion in contracting dollars for this same time period.

PLEASE NOTE: as this is a listing by Company name, rather than PARENT company, some companies may have more than one ranking, which may not be reflected in the chart below.

Top 10 NAICS 236220 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY08 through FY12 - All Acquisition Strategies

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

The combined contract spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition," as outlined above, totaled over $500 million for FY08 through FY12. Lakeshore Engineering Services takes the top spot, with reported spending of over $580 million for this period, or over 5% of market share. Alutiiq International Solutions, LLC also secured more than $300 million in contracting dollars for this time period. Four other firms in the top ten, Chugachalutiiq JV, Clement Group LLC, C3T Inc, & Torix General Contractors LLC, also exceeded $100 million in reported spending for NAICS 236220.

PLEASE NOTE: as this is a listing by Company name, rather than PARENT company, some companies may have more than one ranking, which may not reflected in the chart below.

Top 10 NAICS 236220 Contractors by % of Total Market for FY08 through FY12 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


72% of contract spending reported for the FY08 through FY12 timeframe under NAICS 236220 used full and open (unrestricted aka "N/A") competition. This equated to over $50 billion. Contracts that did not indicate their acquisition strategy (which means they could represent any acquisition strategy) reported contract spending of more than $1.7 billion. Contracts that were small business set-aside reported spending of over $2.4 billion. The combined value of contracts representing all other acquisition strategies was more than $10 billion, or about 15% of the market.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 236220 for FY08 through FY12

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


These contracts are being performed across the United States with a reported spending for the FY08 through FY12 period of $12.7 billion.

The highest total of reported contract spending is reported for Maryland, with $5 billion. Virginia ($4.7 billion) and Texas ($4.4 billion) took the second and third spots. Together, the top five states represent over 30% of market under NAICS 236220. Besides those in the top ten, an additional 7 states (Washington, Alaska, Louisiana, Alabama, Illinois, Hawaii, & Missouri) reported at least $1 billion for NAICS 236220 during this time period.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 236220 for FY08 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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