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Detailed structure and explanatory notes

ISIC Rev.4 code 4312


  • Section: F - Construction
  • Division: 43 - Specialized construction activities
  • Group: 431 - Demolition and site preparation
  • Class: 4312 - Site preparation

Explanatory note

This class includes the preparation of sites for subsequent construction activities.

This class includes:
- clearing of building sites
- earth moving: excavation, landfill, levelling and grading of construction sites, trench digging, rock removal, blasting, etc.
- drilling, boring and core sampling for construction, geophysical, geological or similar purposes

This class also includes:
- site preparation for mining:
· overburden removal and other development and preparation of mineral properties and sites, except oil and gas sites
- building site drainage
- drainage of agricultural or forestry land

This class excludes:
- drilling of production oil or gas wells, see 0610, 0620
- test drilling and test hole boring for mining operations (other than oil and gas extraction), see 0990
- decontamination of soil, see 3900
- water well drilling, see 4220
- shaft sinking, see 4390
- oil and gas field exploration, geophysical, geological and seismic surveying, see 7110

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