Australian Bureau of Statistics
1297.0 - Australian Standard Research Classification (ASRC), 1998
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/08/1998
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Classification Structure - Subdivision 680000 - Construction
(See Division 2, Introduction for more information)
Subdivision 680000 - Construction, covers R&D directed towards construction. It includes R&D directed towards improving the use and performance of building materials, the processes for which they are used and the functions of engineering, planning, design, management and building services in the construction industry.
680200 - Design
680300 - Materials Performance and Processes
680400 - Construction Processes
680500 - Building Management and Services
680600 - Prevention and Treatment of Pollution
R&D directed towards the:
(a) manufacture of materials used in construction is included in the appropriate groups in Subdivision 670000 Manufacturing; and
(b) environmental health considerations in construction is included in Subdivision 730000 Health, Group 730200 Public Health.
This group covers R&D directed towards improving the activities associated with the development of construction projects to the sketch plan stage, including urban planning, environmental impact studies, investigation of alternatives, market surveys, information gathering and assessment, geotechnical considerations, conceptual architectural design and project funding. This group has five classes:
680101 - Housing
680102 - Commercial
680103 - Civil
680104 - Industrial
680199 - Other
This group covers R&D directed towards improving the associated activities which turn a project sketch plan into detailed architectural and engineering designs and specifications and towards the development of building regulations and design codes.
680201 - Housing
680202 - Commercial
680203 - Civil
680204 - Industrial
680299 - Other
This group covers R&D directed towards testing the performance, durability and life cycle of components and materials which are delivered or assembled on construction sites. The testing of performance, durability or life cycle of building materials on existing buildings is also included in this group. Examples of building materials on which testing is carried out are steel elements and assemblies, concrete, reinforcing bars, precast concrete elements, bricks, blocks, plasterboard, roof tiles, timber and plastic and aluminium components, such as windows, frames and piping. This group has six classes:
680301 - Stone, ceramics and clay materials
680302 - Cement and concrete materials
680303 - Polymeric materials (e.g. paints)
680304 - Timber materials
680305 - Metals (composites, coatings, bonding, etc.)
680399 - Other
This group covers R&D directed towards improving the associated processes or activities which translate plans and specifications into a finished building.
680401 - Housing
680402 - Commercial
680403 - Civil
680404 - Industrial
680499 - Other
R&D directed towards 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from construction processes or towards protection of the production site is included in Group 680600 Prevention and Treatment of Pollution.
This group covers R&D directed towards the design and installation of building services such as lifts, air-conditioning, plumbing, electrical services, communication networks, security and fire alarm systems. R&D directed towards the maintenance or servicing of these services is also included in this group.
680501 - Housing
680502 - Commercial
680503 - Civil
680504 - Industrial
680599 - Other
This group covers R&D directed towards 'clean production' to minimise emissions to the environment from construction or towards protection of the production site. This group has five classes:
680601 - Planning
680602 - Design
680603 - Materials performance and processes
680604 - Construction processes
680605 - Building management and services
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