The Kentucky Labor Cabinet recognizes construction as meaning any construction, reconstruction, improvement, enlargement, alteration, or repair of any public works project by contract that is estimated to cost more than $250,000.  No public works project, if procured under a single contract and subject to the requirements of this section, may be divided into multiple contracts of lesser value to avoid compliance with the provisions of this section.
For additional information, see KRS KRS 337.010 - Definitions (paragraph (3)). 

Building construction is the construction of sheltered enclosures with walk-in access for the purpose of housing persons, machinery, equipment, or supplies.  It includes all construction of such structures, the installation of utilities and the installation of equipment, both above and below grade level, as well as incidental grading, utilities and paving.
Highway construction includes the construction, alteration or repair of roads, streets, highways, runways, taxiways, alleys, trails, paths, parking areas, and other similar projects not incidental to building or heavy construction.  It includes all incidental construction in conjunction with the highway construction project.
Heavy projects are those projects that are not properly classified as either "building" or "highway."  For example, dredging projects, water and sewer line projects, dams, flood control projects, sewage treatment plants and facilities, and water treatment plants and facilities are considered heavy.
Division of Employment Standards, Apprenticeship and Mediation
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Frankfort KY  40601
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