Construction activity rose in February
Statistics Canada reported today that national construction activity rose two per cent in February, building on increases in the previous two months, as all subsectors were up. The numbers were part of a new gross domestic product report by industry. Residential building construction jumped 4.7 per cent as all types of construction recorded growth, led by home alterations and improvements and by single-family home construction. Repair (plus 0.5 per cent), engineering and other construction activities (plus 0.2 per cent), and non-residential building construction (plus 0.3 per cent) were all up in February.
AI firm hired to harmonize national geoscience data
Artificial intelligence developer Minerva Intelligence Inc. this morning announced it has signed a contract with Natural Resources Canada to develop systems for geoscience information and databases integration. The project is titled Review of Stakeholder Data Needs for Geological Data and the Assessment of Data Readiness for National Distribution, with work to be completed by the end of Q2 2021.
City of Winnipeg readies for road construction season
May will mark the start of the City of Winnipeg’s annual road construction season, with almost 200 projects planned city-wide. Over 175 lane kilometres of improvements are scheduled for the year, representing an investment of approximately $130 million. This year’s road renewal budget includes portions of major reconstruction and rehabilitation such as the 2019-2022 Archibald Pavement Renewal Project, the 2019-2023 Corydon/ Stafford/Taylor Pavement Renewals Project and 2019-2023 Downtown Road Renewals.