Quebec construction industry holds its own
February 27, 2004
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
The Construction Commission of Quebec forecasts that the outlook for the construction industry in the province for...
The Construction Commission of Quebec forecasts that the outlook for the construction industry in the province for 2004 will be on a par to 2003. In February the commission said that total activity in the industry will be more than 14,000,000 employment hours, a level that they have not seen since 1990. Although there is expected to be a decline in industrial (- 10%), residential (-4%) as as well as in civil engineering (- 6%) activity, the 4% gain in institutional and commercial building more than compensates, since the institutional and commercial sector accounts for more than 60% of total construction activity in the region.