Top 10 and trend graph-January 201202/14/2012 by Alex Carrick
The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in January 2012. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the two major non-residential building categories in Canada − total ICI starts and engineering work. ICI stands for industrial, commercial and institutional.
There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair amount of media coverage. Therefore, people in the industry are on the lookout for when job-site work actually gets underway. And, as showcase projects, they highlight geographically where major construction projects are proceeding.
Also, total construction activity is comprised of many small and medium-sized projects and a limited number of large developments. But the largest projects, simply by their nature, can dramatically affect total dollar and square footage volumes. In other words, the timing and size of these projects have an exaggerated influence on market forecasts.
|Montréal||Residential||St. Ann-District Griffin, Phase Deux||650||$131|
|(14 storeys; 768 units; 5 structures), quadrilatère des rues Basin, de Séminaire, Ottawa et Rioux|
|Devimco Inc, Fonds immobilier de solidarité de la FTQ|
|Montréal||Commercial||Centre de Transport Stinson à St-Laurent||414||$90|
|(2 storeys; 1 structure), rue Stinson, will be LEED Certified|
|Bureau des approvisionnements de la Société de transport de Montréal|
|Bromont||Residential||Parc sur rivière Apartment Buildings and Townhouses, Phase Deux||300||$70|
|(4 storeys; 216 units; 36 structures), aux abords de la
|Parc sur rivière|
|Toronto||Institutional||Humber River Regional Hospital||1,700||$307|
|(14 storeys; 656 units; 1 structure), Keele Street and Wilson Avenue, will be LEED Certified|
|Humber River Regional Hospital|
|York||Engineering||Weston Tunnel Grade Separation, Phase 3||*||$189|
|Belleville||Institutional||Quinte Consolidated Courthouse||170||$38|
|(6 storeys; 1 structure), 194 Coleman Street, will be LEED Certified|
|Wood Buffalo||Engineering||Jackfish 3 In Situ Oil Sands Project||*||$1,200|
|Devon NEC Corporation|
|Mica Creek Village||Engineering||Mica Generating Station, Units 5 and 6||*||$800|
|Columbia River, near Revelstoke|
|BC Hydro & Power Authority|
|Engineering||Nexen Horn River Gas Plant Expansion
NE of Kotcho Lake
|(36 storeys; 2 structures), 1021, 1055 and 1075 West Hastings Street, will be LEED Certified||296||$57|
|Oxford Properties Group|
Moving totals of the latest 12 months* (CanaData Figures)
†ICI is the sum of industrial, commercial and institutional.