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Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph - August 2017

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The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in August 2017. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the civil and nonresidential building categories in Canada.

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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 jobsite 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.

Top 10 construction projects of the month - August 2017
REGION
(East to

West)
TYPE OF
CONSTRUCTION
DESCRIPTION
Sq. Ft.
000s
Dollars
000,000s
Quebec
Montreal Commercial Radio-Canada Headquarters Building 418 $100
(3 structures; 8 storeys) boul René-Lévesque & rue Papineau
Canadian Broadcasting Corp
 
Montreal Civil Water Treatment Plant Jean-R.-Marcotte - Phase 1 * $33
(1 structure) 12001, boul Maurice-Duplessis
City of Montreal
 
Terrebonne Civil Lanaudiere - Montreal CH-BDI Section 6 Contract 3 and Other Components - 735 Kv and 315 Kv Lines * $32
(1 structure) 3779, ch des Quarante-Arpents
Hydro-Quebec
         
Ontario
Petawawa Institutional Mattawa Plains Compound, CFB Petawawa, ON 540 $164
(2 structures; 3 storeys; 9 units) 27 Festubert Blvd
Defence Construction Canada
 
Hamilton Civil Enbridge Pipelines - Line 10 Westover Segment Replacement * $75
Westover to Hamilton
Enbridge Inc
 
Leamington Residential Seacliff Heights Apartment Building - Phase Three 167 $30
(1 structure; 6 storeys; 105 units) 24 Seacliff Dr E
Piroli Group Developments
         
Alberta
Edmonton Institutional New Edmonton Police Northwest Campus 180 $75
(1 structure; 1 storey) 1351 Windermere Wy SW
City of Edmonton
 
Anzac Civil Anzac Water And Sewer Contract 2 * $44
Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo
         
British Columbia
Port Coquitlam Commercial Port Coquitlam Community Recreation Complex Project 205 $132
(5 structures; 2 storeys) Wilson Ave, Mary Hill Rd, and Kingsway Ave
City of Coquitlam
         
Yukon Territory
Whitehorse Institutional Operations Building Construction 118 $39
(1 structure; 1 storey) 187 Range Rd S
City of Whitehorse
 
TOTALS:     1,628 $724
 
*A square footage measure does not apply for alteration and engineering work.
Data source and table: ConstructConnect – CanaData.
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – August 2017
Moving totals of the latest 12 months*
(ConstructConnect Insight Forecast Figures)
Trend lines of construction starts in Canada – August 2017
*For example, the August 2017 figure is the sum of the monthly numbers for September 2016 through August 2017.
Data source and chart: ConstructConnect Insight – CanaData.