Class Code: 5215

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Concrete Work—Construction of Residence: Code 5215 applies to incidental concrete work (not monolithic concrete) in conjunction with the construction of one- or two-family private residences or dwellings not exceeding three stories in height, such as pouring concrete footings, foundation walls, cellar floors, basements, sidewalks, and driveways.

A specialist or subcontractor who exclusively performs private residence concrete work of a ground-supported nature such as paving floors, walks, and driveways is classified to Code 5221.

Code 5215 also includes setting up and taking down forms, whether performed by the principal or subcontractor. Unlike the situation described above, a specialist or subcontractor who performs concrete form work related to Code 5215 construction activities is assigned to Code 5215. Concrete private residences of tilt-up-wall construction are included under Code 5215.

Military Reservation Construction—Concrete Construction: Code 5215 applies to concrete construction or concrete repair (not monolithic concrete) of structures for the housing, welfare, and keep of personnel. Structures of this nature include barracks, hospitals, mess halls, canteens or post exchanges, administration buildings, officers’ quarters, and recreation centers.

When the major construction or repair cost or the majority of payroll for an employer is expended in connection with buildings designed for the housing, welfare, and keep of personnel, Code 5215 also applies to the same employer’s non-monolithic concrete construction or repair activities on military reservation structures such as waterworks, powerhouses, aircraft hangars, ammunition storehouses, repair shops, radio stations, and warehouses used for the storage of commissary goods, equipment, tanks, and guns.

If the major construction or repair cost or the majority of payroll is expended in connection with buildings other than those designed for the housing, welfare, and keep of personnel, appropriate classifications must be assigned to the construction or repair of such buildings.

All other operations in the construction or repair of structures on military reservations must be assigned to appropriate classifications. Examples of “all other operations” include, but are not limited to, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, and stucco work.

The phrase “monolithic concrete,” as used in this scope, refers to concrete that is poured in one piece except for separation or joints as may be needed for expansion purposes. Refer to Code 5213 for the proper assignment of monolithic concrete construction activities.

Concrete pumping operations, whether performed by a general contractor, specialist contractor, or concrete ready-mix dealer, are assigned to the appropriate concrete construction classification that applies to the location at which the concrete is being pumped. (In Oregon, assign Code 9534.)

Extra-Territorial Classification Guidelines:

The following material was developed by NCCI to be used as a guide by auditors and underwriters in the determination of premium for contracting (construction risks) with extra-territorial employments where no company guidelines have been established for this purpose. Construction classifications are indicated by the addition of a construction code symbol ( ) next to the classification code number.

1.    Payroll of employees of contractors who have their place of business in a given state and operate also in adjoining states and who are constantly crossing state lines, but usually return to their homes each night, must be assigned to their headquarters’ state. Example: Contractors such as electricians, plumbers, carpet layers, etc.
2.    The payroll for construction project managers, executives, or superintendents who may visit a job but who are not in direct charge of a job must be assigned to the state in which their headquarters are located.
3.    There are contractors who maintain a permanent staff of employees and superintendents. If any of these employees or superintendents are assigned to a job that is located in a state other than their headquarters’ state, either for the duration of the job or any portion thereof, their payroll must be assigned to the highest rated of either the state in which the job is located or the headquarters’ state.
4.    The payroll of employees who are hired for a specific job project must be assigned to the state in which the job is located.

When a portion of the operations of an employer is insured in a monopolistic state fund, consider the special rules and requirements that may exist in such cases.

State Addendum
Massachusetts Specialty concrete pumping operations conducted by specialty contractors are assigned by analogy to Class Code 9534—Mobile Crane and Hoisting Service Contractors—NOC—Including Yard Employees & Drivers. In accordance with Rule IV-F-2.—Business Not Described by Any Classification, as detailed in the MA Manual, the appropriate classification phraseology should read as follows: Concrete: Pumping—Specialty Contractor Only—Including Yard Employees & Drivers. It is important to note that any and all concrete pumping operations conducted by concrete construction crews remain properly assigned to the appropriate concrete construction classification(s) applicable to which the concrete is being pumped, not Code 9534.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 5.15

Construction Exemption Required: Yes