Structural Steel and Precast Concrete Contractors

Overview

The 3,500 structural steel and precast concrete contractors in the US erect, assemble, and install structural elements of buildings. Large firms may offer design/build services or fabrication services. Firms may also offer repair or restoration services.

Dependence on Nonresidential Construction Activity

Demand for structural steel, reinforcing steel, and precast concrete is primarily dependent on nonresidential construction activity, which can be cyclical and influenced by economic conditions.

Hazardous Work

Steel erection is one of the top 10 most hazardous occupations in the US, as the incidence of injury and illness for structural steel and precast concrete contractors was more than 20% higher than the national average in 2019.