Building construction declines; oil and gas engineering activity rises
Construction activity fell between January and June this year compared to 2003. In dollar values, the decline was m...
Construction activity fell between January and June this year compared to 2003. In dollar values, the decline was minus 6% overall. In square footage, not counting engineering works, the decline was minus 18% overall
Engineering in oil and gas sector was the most prosperous construction sector, showing an increase in activity of 86% over the first six months of this year compared to last. Roads also showed an increase of 34% and industrial plant construction showed an activity increase of 52%.
Medical building construction showed a positive gain, improving 16% over last year. Electrical power construction declined by 57%, commercial building construction declined by 28%, and institutional building construction declined by 16%.
The statistics are based on construction starts and are released by CanaData, a division of Reed Construction Data Canada of Toronto.