Class Code: 8603

Per NCCI's Scopes Code Description:

Code 8603 is applicable to establishments primarily engaged in drawing detailed layouts, plans, and illustrations of buildings, structures, systems, or components from engineering and architectural specifications. Drafters use Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) systems to prepare detailed engineering and architectural of 3D models and/or 2D drawings of physical components, but it is also used throughout the engineering process from conceptual design and layout of products, through strength and dynamic analysis of assemblies to definition of manufacturing methods of components. Although CADD is used extensively, drafters utilize traditional drafting techniques such as manual drafting and sketching.

Drafters prepare technical drawings and plans, which are used to build various manufactured products such as toys, toasters, industrial machinery, spacecraft, and structures such as houses, office buildings, and oil and gas pipelines. Drawings include technical details and specify dimensions, materials, and procedures. Drafters fill in technical details using drawings, rough sketches, specifications, and calculations made by engineers, surveyors, architects, or scientists.

All work must be done in an office setting to be eligible for Code 8603.


Note:  Drafting performed by personnel of these firms confined to an office setting are classified to Code 8603. Refer to Code 8601 when drafting is performed by architects and engineers, licensed or unlicensed, in conjunction with other duties outside the office. Division of payroll between Code 8601 and 8603 is not permitted.

Rate per $100. of Renumeration: $ 0.08

Construction Exemption Required: No