N.M. Code R. § 14.6.6.9

Current through Register Vol. 35, No. 9, May 7, 2024
Section 14.6.6.9 - GENERAL CONSTRUCTION CLASSIFICATIONS
A.GA. Asphalt, bitumen and concrete construction: Applies to surfaces used by vehicular traffic, not airborne craft; construction or maintenance of unpaved private rural roads or rural unpaved parking areas that are located on private property not intended for use by the general public and for which there is no public access is exempt from licensing requirements.
(1)GA-1. Streets, roads and highways, including tunnels, parking lots, alleys, seal coat and surfacing. Requires two years' experience. Clear, align, fill, compress, compact, build up or remove earth and do all work necessary to prepare, within the assigned rights-of-way, the land to accept a streets, roads, highways including culverts and tunnels, and alleys; includes parking lots, sidewalks or driveways; place and finish concrete or bituminous materials and apply sealcoat. This classification includes the scopes of work authorized by GA-2 and GA-3.
(2)GA-2. Maintenance and repair. Requires two years' experience. Fix, maintain, repair, patch, mend, cover, fill or replace with materials of like substances to that currently existing on streets, roads, highways, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks and alleys; apply seal coat to driveways and parking lots. Install rumble strips.
(3)GA-3. Curbs, gutters and driveway culverts. Requires two years' experience. Form, place and finish concrete curbs, gutters, driveway culverts, public sidewalks and bituminous ridge curbs for the deflection of water.
(4)GA-4. Striping. Requires two years' experience. Paint directional stripes on paved roads, streets, highways, alleys and parking lots; install auto parking bumpers or stops and highway lane markers/reflectors.
(5)GA-5. Highway signs and guard rails. Requires two years' experience. Erect and stabilize signs and guard rails along public highways, streets, roads and alleys, which are used for the direction and safety of vehicular traffic. Electrical signs must be installed by a properly licensed electrical contractor.
(6)GA-98. Asphalt, bitumen and concrete construction. Indicates licensure in classifications GA-1 through GA-5; and covers all work authorized in those classifications.
B.Residential and commercial building.
(1)GB-2. Residential. Requires two years' of foreman level practical or related trade experience. Erect, alter, repair or demolish residences and apartment houses accommodating not more than four family units, Groups R-1, R-2 and R-3, as those groups are defined in 14.7.2 NMAC; items included in Group U, as defined in 14.7.2 NMAC, when incidental to these structures; includes all work described by the GS specialty classifications, provided the work is limited to residential construction as defined under this provision.
(2)GB-98. General building. Requires four years of foreman level practical or related trade experience of which at two years must be commercial experience. Erect, alter, repair or demolish residential and commercial buildings, and certain structures; includes all work authorized by the GB-2, GF-5, GF-7 and GS classifications; seal coating and striping of driveways and parking lots; excludes those structures covered by the EE, MM, GA or GF classifications.
C.Fixed works. Construct, alter or repair fixed or public works facilities; provided, however, that work in any trade or craft that is authorized by any one, or a combination of, the mechanical, electrical, or general building or LP Gas classifications must be performed by an entity validly licensed in the appropriate classification. Except as may be expressly provided in a specific classification description, fixed works licensees may not construct buildings that are primarily for the use and occupancy of the general public, but may bid and contract for such buildings when they are incidental to a fixed works project; however, such work must be subcontracted pursuant to Subsection B of 14.6.6.8 NMAC, above. Incidental storage buildings used exclusively for storage and not for occupancy are allowed within these classifications.
(1)GF-1. Airports. Requires two years' experience. Construct, alter and repair airports, including excavating, grading, compacting, sub-surfacing, surfacing (dirt or bitumen and concrete), marking and other work on surfaces to be used for aircraft traffic, landing, take-off and taxi.
(2)GF-2. Bridges. Requires two years' experience. Erect, construct, alter, repair or demolish any bridge, overpass or underpass, culvert or ramp, generally used for vehicular traffic.
(3)GF-3. Canals, reservoirs, dams and irrigation systems. Requires two years' experience. Construct, erect, alter, repair, or demolish canals, dams, reservoirs irrigation systems; excavate, ditch, fill, compact and place pre-cast components, waterproof membranes and liners, concrete reinforcement, abutments and buttresses in connection therewith; install tanks, pumps, pipelines and substations incidental to the project; irrigation activities and piping when applicable solely to the production of agriculture or maintenance of livestock on a farm or ranch, excluding electrical work, are exempt from licensing requirements.
(4)GF-4. Drainage or flood control systems. Requires two years' experience. Construct, erect, install, repair and alter drainage or flood control systems; dig, excavate, fill, prepare embankments for such purposes, place pre-cast components, concrete reinforcement and perform all other work incidental to these projects .; install storm sewers, including trenching, boring, shoring, backfilling, compacting, and paving.
(5)GF-5. Recreation areas. Requires two years' experience. Construct, prepare, clear, repair or alter facilities for use as recreation areas, including but not limited to golf courses, driving ranges, water parks, tennis courts, playgrounds, outdoor athletic facilities, miniature golf courses, pitch-and-putt golf courses; prepare the area by excavation, fill, including foundations, retaining walls, sprinkler systems, rest benches, shade and rain shelters and foot bridges relative to recreation areas; public campgrounds and parks or similar facilities, including toilet facilities and lean-tos.
(6)GF-6. Railroad and tunnel construction. Requires two years' experience. Construct railroad lines, including clearing, filling, shaping, compacting, placing rip-rap, stabilizing, setting roadbeds, ties, tie plates, rails, rail connectors, frogs, switch plates, switches, and all appurtenances necessary for an operational railroad line, including bridges, culverts, tunnels, retaining walls, dikes, gates, tool sheds and landing or parking platforms for equipment. Includes welding operations necessary for rail construction.
(7)GF-7. Tanks and towers. Requires two years' experience. Construct or fabricate on site and install tanks for the storage of solids or liquids, above or below ground, and towers such as radio, television and telecommunications towers, including all necessary site-work, excavation and construction of concrete tanks, pads and foundations, cutting, welding, placement of structural members, engineered structural support systems for elevated tanks, and engineered or prefabricated towers; includes the repair and placement of liners in tanks, and incidental storage buildings.
(8)GF-8. Transmission lines, tanks and substations (non-electrical). Requires two years' experience. Build, construct and place lines for the transmission or conveyance of natural gas or petroleum, water and other fluid substances, including the application of protective coatings, trenching, boring, shoring, backfilling, compacting, paving and surfacing necessary and incidental to the completion of the installation of such facilities. Includes incidental buildings, tanks, and substations required for the project; construct, alter or repair industrial plants, including, but not limited to, refineries and power generation plants.
(9)GF-9. Utility lines and systems (sewage, water, natural gas and underground telephone cables). Requires two years' experience. Construct, install, alter or repair utility lines and utility systems for the transmission of sewage, natural gas and water, including excavating, grading, trenching, boring, shoring, backfilling, compacting, paving and surfacing; includes tanks, pumps, lift-stations and substations incidental to the project; construct, alter, or repair treatment plants and facilities incidental thereto; install direct burial communications cable by trenching, direct plowing or pulling direct burial cable through existing raceways and install vaults as directed by the telecommunications utility; associated excavating, trenching, boring, shoring, backfilling, compacting, paving and surfacing. Shall not perform installation of electrical raceways including directional boring or pipe jacking methods, splicing, termination, installation of load pots, installation of integrated services digital network cross connect equipment, installation of VoIP switching technology equipment, overhead cabling work, or other activities considered under the scope of the ES-7, EL-1, ES-3 or EE-98 electrical classifications.
(10)GF-98. Construct, alter or repair fixed works facilities. Requires four years' experience; i ndicates licensure in classifications GF-1 through GF-9 and authorizes all work described in these classifications.
D.General Specialty classifications. General construction includes numerous specialties. Therefore, CID has established the GS classification series to enable entities that perform this kind of work to be licensed in their respective areas of expertise. The most common of these specialties are described below. Any classification not listed below and regulated by CID shall be issued a GS-29.
(1)GS-1. Acoustical insulation and insulation. Requires two years' experience. Install any insulating material, including urethane foam and approved waterproof membranes and coatings, in or on buildings, structures and on piping for the purpose of energy conservation, temperature and sound control, and fireproofing. Does not include the installation of urethane roof systems.
(2)GS-2. Awnings and canopies. Requires two years' experience. Construct, erect and install awnings and canopies, attached to buildings and structures or free standing, including, but not limited to carports and service station canopies, and including necessary excavation and foundation work. All electrical work shall be performed by a properly licensed electrical contractor.
(3)GS-4. Concrete, cement, walkways and driveways. Requires two years' experience practical trade experience, one year of which must be foreman level. Mix, pour, place, and finish concrete,; includes all necessary preparatory work including excavation, form work, and placing of reinforcement materials; includes the installation on private property of curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and driveway culverts; may not perform this work in public rights-of-way unless subcontracted to a validly licensed GA licensee.
(4)GS-5. Demolition. Requires two years' experience. Demolish all or any portion of a buildings and structures authorized by the GB-98 classification, including demolition to portions of buildings and structures allowing additions and alterations to be completed to the remaining portions of the building or structure.
(5)GS-7. Drywall installation and texture. Requires two years' experience. Installation of gypsum wallboard, and gypsum sheathing; includes taping, bedding and coating the surfaces of the wallboard and sheathing with gypsum joint systems, tape and drywall mud, or a combination of other materials to create a permanent surface or coating and of walls and ceilings; install steel or wood stud systems (non-structural) and channel iron work to provide a base for the application of drywall.
(6)GS-8. Earthmoving, excavating and ditching. Requires two years' experience. Perform earthwork associated with or incidental to construction projects regulated by CID, using hand or power tools, machines that use air, fluids, or other material under pressure, or heavy equipment, in such a manner that cutting, filling, excavating, grading, trenching, backfilling, boring and any similar excavating activity can be executed; earthmoving, excavating and ditching activities applicable to the preparation and production of agriculture or maintenance of livestock on a farm or ranch are exempt from licensing requirements.
(7)GS-9. Elevators, escalators, and related machinery (non-electrical). Requires two years' experience. Erect, install or repair elevators, escalators and related machinery, including sheave beams, sheaves, cable and wire rope, guides, cab, counterweights, doors, including sidewalk elevators, automatic and manual controls, signal systems and all other devices, apparatus, machinery and equipment (including fabrication on job site) essential to the safe and efficient installation and operation of electrical, hydraulic and manually operated elevators and escalators and conveyors designed specifically for the transportation of people.
(8)GS-13. Framing. Requires two years of foreman level practical or related trade experience; cut, join, install wood, metal or other products approved by the division and utilized for the framing of a structure or building, including bearing and non-bearing walls, rafters, headers, trusses, joists, studs, door and window rough frames, and roof decks, including repair to any of the above.
(9) GS-14. Windows, doors and skylights. Requires two years' experience. Fabricate and install windows and doors in buildings and structures, including the necessary installation of window, door and skylight framing, and the installation of necessary hardware; cut, assemble and install glass work, and execute the glazing of frames, panels, sash and doors; fabricate and install storm doors, windows, and skylights including flashing; does not include structural alterations to enlarge any opening.
(10)GS-15. Caissons, piers and pile driving. Requires two years' experience. Install piers, caissons and pilings through the use of pile driving equipment and machinery, including necessary excavation, grading and clearing for site preparation for pile driving activities; cut, weld, join and fabricate caissons or piles; install all necessary concrete and reinforcing steel within the caissons to create a structural member; soil stabilization and rock-fall mitigation.
(11)GS-16. Masonry. Requires two years' experience. Install or erect brick and other baked clay products, rough cut and dressed stone, artificial stone and pre-cast blocks, structural glass brick or block adobe, laid at random or in courses, with or without mortar, to form masonry walls, anchored stone or masonry veneer, including building walls, freestanding walls six feet or higher from ground level and retaining walls measuring thirty-six inches or more measured from the bottom of the footing; does not include the execution, fabrication and erecting of poured cement and concrete, except as a foundation for a wall.
(12)GS-21. Roofing. Requires two years of foreman level practical or related trade experience. Install, alter or repair roof systems on new or existing roof decks to create a weatherproof and waterproof protective membrane, with or without insulation, using asphalt, pitch, tar, sealants, felt, shakes, shingles, roof tile, slate, urethane or any other approved materials including the preparatory work necessary to bring a roof deck or an existing roof to a condition where roofing can be installed, and sealed or repaired; includes cutting, shaping, fabricating, and installing of sheet metal such as cornices, flashing, skylights (excluding alterations to structural framing), roof coatings, gutters, leaders, rainwater downspouts, pans, prefabricated chimneys, at or near roof lines, metal flues, or doing any part of any combination thereof, which relate to and are incidental to roofing projects.
(13)GS-23. Sign construction (non-electrical). Requires two years' experience. Fabricate on site, install and erect signs of wood, steel, plastic or any material, or any combination of materials, which are to be embedded in the earth, in concrete or other base material, or attached to buildings or structures using anchors, attached cables, bars or similar devices and appurtenances; electrified signs shall only be installed by contractors holding an ES-1 or an EE-98 classification.
(14)GS-24. Structural steel erection. Requires two years of foreman level practical or related trade experience. Fabricate on site and erect structural steel shapes and plates, of any profile, perimeter or cross-section that may be used as structural members for buildings and structures, including riveting and welding; does not authorize construction of concrete foundations or complete buildings.
(15)GS-25. Swimming pools (non-plumbing, mechanical or electrical). Requires two years' experience. Construct and repair swimming pools including excavation, installation of reinforcing steel or mesh, application of concrete and special coatings; shall not perform any scope of work which is authorized by a plumbing, mechanical, electrical or LP Gas classification.
(16)GS-30. Plastering, stucco and lathing. Requires two years' experience. Prepare wall and ceiling surfaces, interior or exterior, with wood, metal lath, wallboard or other properly prepared surfaces which will accept and hold a mixture of sand, plaster (including gypsum plaster), lime and water, or sand and cement with water or any combination of materials to create a permanent surface coating; these coatings may be applied manually or mechanically on surfaces which will support such coating; install steel or wood or other division approved stud systems (non-structural), channel iron work and affix lath or any other materials or products, prepared or manufactured to provide a base for such coatings.
(17)GS-31. Siding. Requires two years' experience. Apply, replace, or repair siding consisting of slate, gypsum, wood, plastics or other products, including the application of furred up networks on which the siding can be installed.
(18)GS-32. Miscellaneous sheet metal. Requires two years' experience. Fabricate on site and install sheet metal (galvanized iron) such as cornices, flashing, gutters, leaders, rainwater downspouts, pans, and prefabricated chimneys; shall not install heating, ventilation & air conditioning (HVAC) duct systems, vents, grease hoods, or other appurtenances that are authorized by mechanical or plumbing classifications.
(19)GS-34. Concrete coring, drilling and slab sawing. Requires two years' experience. Coring, boring, drilling, cutting, and sawing concrete, including the removal or demolition of the material; does not include the installation of electrical wiring or plumbing in such bored, drilled, cut or sawed concrete.
(20)GS-29 specialties. Requires up to four years' experience as determined on a case-by-case basis. The GS-29 classification is a sub-category of the general specialty classifications. It is a miscellaneous classification that is used to identify specific specialties on a case-by-case basis.

N.M. Code R. § 14.6.6.9

Adopted by New Mexico Register, Volume XXVII, Issue 05, March 15, 2016, eff. 4/1/2016, Adopted by New Mexico Register, Volume XXXIII, Issue 03, February 8, 2022, eff. 3/10/2022