Editor’s Note April 13, 2016: 2016 First Quarter Construction Statistics

April 13, 2016

In This Issue:

  • 2016 First Quarter construction statistics;
  • Campbell River awards tender for Raw Water Lake Intake; and
  • Wacor Holdings awarded tender for Robb Road Upgrade.

Building Links Your Construction News on the North Island

Building Links is your construction news on the North Island. This week’s issue features first quarter building permit statistics.

2016 First Quarter Construction Statistics

We feature the 2016 first quarter construction statistics in this week’s issue of Building Links. Overall construction of single family homes has increased in Comox, Courtenay, CVRD and remains stable in Campbell River, and down significantly in Cumberland, by -47%. The total number of new homes that started construction in January, February and March of 2016 is 65 compared to 52 in 2015, an increase of 25%. Overall construction statistics are down considerably, due to the fact that both of the hospitals were started in 2015. There seems to be an upswing in construction of duplex and patio style homes as well as secondary suites. Overall construction values for the first quarter of 2016 are $37,224,848.

Campbell River awards tender for Raw Water Lake Intake

The City of Campbell River has awarded the tender for Raw Water Lake Intake to the lowest priced tenderer, Aecon Frontier Kemper Joint Venture in the amount of $6,498,800, plus a 15% contingency for a total construction budget of $7,473,800. The City will establish a new connection to the lake for which the City and BC Hydro have developed and executed the Municipal Water Supply Infrastructure Construction and Funding Agreement.

Wacor Holdings awarded tender for Robb Road Upgrade

The Town of Comox awarded the tender for Robb Avenue Upgrade (Anderton Road to Church Street) to Wacor Holdings in the amount of $942,191. The work generally consists of road reconstruction, concrete curb and sidewalk, storm sewer installation, and line painting on Robb Avenue from Anderton Road to Church Street. Work will begin in late June, and substantial completion of the projectschool year begins in September.

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