DCN ARCHIVES

February 16, 2006

ICI to lead growth in city of Ottawa

OTTAWA

As Ottawa’s construction industry prepares to break ground on the highly anticipated light-rail expansion project, expectations are running high for the performance of the nonresidential sector this year.

“The big story of 2005 is the shift in construction activity from the residential sector to the industrial/commercial/institutional sector,” says John DeVries, president and general manager of the Ottawa Construction Association.

“As housing is cooling off, the nonresidential sector is stepping in to fill the void and that is good news for our industry and our members.”

That’s the message to be delivered today as DeVries addresses the Ottawa Construction Association’s annual general meeting at the Centurion Centre.

DeVries will also speak about the state of the local nonresidential sector and offer the association’s projections for the year ahead.

Last year, thanks to a surge in commercial and institutional construction intentions, building permit totals exceeded $1.8 million for the first time in the city’s history.

DCN NEWS SERVICES

Print | Comment

MOST POPULAR STORIES
TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS

These projects have been selected from 371 projects with a total value of $1,936,826,394 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Thursday.

GOVERNMENT OFFICE TOWER

$134,000,000 Toronto ON Prebid

CONDOMINIUM APARTMENT BLDGS, TOWNHOUSES, RETAIL

$128,250,000 North York ON Prebid

CONDOMINIUM APARTMENT BLDG, OFFICES, RETAIL

$100,000,000 Toronto ON Prebid

Daily Top 10

CURRENT STORIES
TODAY’S TOP JOBS

Experienced Site Superintendent
Ontario-Cobourg

Project Manager
Ontario-Oshawa

Estimator
Ontario-Toronto

Site/Field Coordinator
Ontario-Mississauga

Superintendent
Alberta-Red Deer

Operations Foreman
British Columbia-Vancouver

Earthworks Estimator
Ontario-King

Junior Construction Manager
Alberta-Fort McMurray

Estimator/Project Manager
Ontario-Gormley

Machinist
Alberta-Edmonton

More jobs 

myJobsite.ca

Your gateway to
the top careers
in construction
and design