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

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NAICS Newsletter October 22, 2013

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 FY10 through FY14 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 $35.5 million (effective January 7, 2013), which means that a company, including its affiliates, would be considered a "small business" if their average earnings do not exceed $35.5 million 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 2010 (FY10) through Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) was $69.2 billion. Current FY14 reported spending is $22 million for services under NAICS 236220. The chart below illustrates the reported** spending by year for FY10 through FY14.

Reported Contract Spending for NAICS 236220 FY10 through FY14

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


The Army was the largest procurer for these services for the last five fiscal years (FY10 through FY14), with more than $26 billion in contract spending, comprising 38.7% of the market share for NAICS 236220. The Navy, Public Buildings Service, and VA each exceeded 10% of total market share, with a combined spending of $26 billion. Two other agencies, Department of State and the Air Force each exceeded $1 billion, combining for 12% of the total market share. The remaining agencies in the top 10, The NIH, National Park Service, Coast Guard, and Smithsonian Institution all exceeded $500 million in spending.

Top 10 Federal Agencies by % of Total Market FY10 through FY14 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 FY10 through FY14. 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

BL Harbert International LLC achieved the top spot on the unrestricted competition list, with over $2.5 billion in contract dollars for FY10 to FY14 and more than 6.4% of market share. Hensel Phelps Contruction Co, Caddell Construction Company Incorporated, and Balfour Beatty each exceeded $1 billion, combining for 12.4% of market share. All remaining firms in the top 10, Clark Construction Group, M. A. Mortenson Company, Whiting-Turner Contg Co Inc, Sauer Incorporated, Clark-Maccarthy Healthcare Partners, and Kiewit-Turner, each exceeded $500 million.

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 FY10 through FY14 - All Acquisition Strategies

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

The combined contract spending for contracts awarded under "restricted competition," as outlined above, totaled over $9.6 billion for FY10 through FY14. Lakeshore Engineering Services Incorporated takes the top spot, with reported spending of over $372 million for this period, 3.85% of market share. Clement Group LLC and The Ross Group Construction Company each exceeded $150 million in earnings, totaling a combined 3.1% in market share. Every other firm in the top 10, Blackhawk Ventures LLC, North Island Corporation, P&S Construction Inc, DWG & Associates Inc, At Your Service Heating and Cooling LLC, Chugach Work Services, Inc, and SES Construction and Fuel Services LLC, all 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 FY10 through FY14 - Restricted Competition

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


66.1% of contract spending reported for the FY10 through FY14 timeframe under NAICS 236220 used full and open (unrestricted aka "N/A") competition. This equated to over $45 billion. Contracts that were small business set-aside reported spending of over $6.1 billion. The combined value of contracts representing all other acquisition strategies was more than $17 billion, or about 24.9% of the market.

Acquisition Breakout under NAICS 236220 for FY10 through FY14

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*


These contracts are being performed across the United States with a reported spending for the FY10 through FY14 period of $2.8 billion.

The highest total of reported contract spending is reported for California, with $6 billion. Texas ($4.17 billion) and Maryland ($4.13 billion) took the second and third spots. Together, the top five states represent almost 30% of market under NAICS 236220. Nine of the top ten states (Virginia, North Carolina, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, & Colorado) reported at least $2 billion for NAICS 236220 during this time period.

Contract Place of Performance under NAICS 236220 for FY10 through January 2011

Source: epipeline's Contract History Plus*

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