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Labor Standards -- Prevailing wage definitions of construction types

For purposes of wage rate determinations, the following definitions apply.

Commercial construction

"Commercial construction" means all building construction projects exclusive of residential construction.

Highway and heavy construction

"Highway and heavy construction" means all construction projects which are similar in nature to those projects based upon bids as provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 161.32 for the construction or maintenance of highways or other public works and includes roads, highways, streets, airport runways, bridges, power plants, dams, and utilities.

Residential construction or agricultural construction

"Residential construction or agricultural construction" means all construction, remodeling, or repairing of single or two family homes and structures appurtenant thereto including agricultural or farming buildings appurtenant to private farm residences when utilized to carry on primary farming operations.

For more information

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry
Prevailing Wage
443 Lafayette Road N.
St. Paul, MN  55155
Phone:  (651) 284-5091
Email:  dli.prevwage@state.mn.us

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