Class Code: 5703

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 5703 is applied to specialist contractors engaged in building, raising or moving, including incidental shoring, removal or rebuilding of walls, foundations, columns or piers, all excavation, carpentry and masonry work involved in the raising and resetting of the building. The operations include the readying of the building to be moved by knocking holes in the base or foundation and the digging of trenches under the building to accommodate the cross beams. Incidental shoring may be involved. The cross beams are then inserted and the building is ready to be raised. Cribbing, hydraulic jacks and wheel dollies are used to load the building, usually onto telescopic trailers. The building is then transferred to its new site. The reverse procedure is followed in lowering the building onto previously prepared footings. Concrete blocks are placed and secured from the base to the house; cross beams are removed and holes are filled.

Building raising or moving operations should be assigned in the following manner, provided payroll separation is maintained:

    5403  —carpentry operations on commercial structures
    5645  —carpentry operations on residential structures
    5213  —concrete operations on commercial sites
    5221  —concrete operations on residential structures
    5703  —drivers who transport the structure on trailers, dollies, bearings, etc.
    6217  —excavation operations
    5057  —iron or steel operations
    5022  —masonry operations
    6003  —pile driving operations that underpin, raise, or stabilize a foundation
    7380—pilot car duties that do not remove or move obstacles
    5703  —pilot car duties that remove or move obstacles

When no separation of payroll exists, the payroll for the entire operation must be assigned to Code 5703 or the highest rated classification applicable, whichever is greater.

Additional Applications and Information:

Additional operations under Code 5703 include the boarding up and removal of the boards from windows, the removal and replacement of portions of the chimney and any carpentry repair work within the building that may have been damaged during moving.

Special Conditions:

Extra-Territorial Classification Guidelines (Florida—refer to Florida Basic Manual Rule 2-L—Extraterritorial Rating Procedure) (New Hampshire—refer to New Hampshire Basic Manual Miscellaneous Rules Extraterritorial Auditing Procedure):

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 or erection risks) with extra-territorial employments where no company guidelines have been established for this purpose. Construction or erection 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, should be assigned to their headquarters’ state. Example: Contractors such as electricians, plumbers, carpet layers, etc.
2.    The payroll for executive supervisors who may visit a job but who are not in direct charge of a job should 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 should 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 should be assigned to the state in which the job is located.

When a portion of the operations of a risk are insured in a monopolistic state fund, consideration must be given to the special rules and requirements that may exist in such cases.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 7.25

Construction Exemption Required: Yes