Building up: A rebound in the value of nonresidential construction will unleash demand from the energy sector

The Industrial Building Construction industry in Canada is active in several markets, including mining, energy and manufacturing. Operators are responsible for the construction of a variety of buildings that vary in complexity, from simple warehouses to sophisticated purpose-built fertilizer manufacturing facilities. The industry relies heavily on capital and repair construction expenditures from its key downstream markets. The industry is anticipated to have experienced volatile growth over the five years to 2019. Since much of the industry's demand is determined by the health of the energy sector, persistently depressed prices of oil and other commodities have negatively affected industry more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry relies heavily on capital and repair construction expenditures from its key downstream markets
  • Industry wages have remained stagnant
  • Demand for the industry is expected to grow more consistently
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The Industrial Building Construction industry in Canada comprises operators that are primarily responsible for the complete construction (i.e. new work, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs) of industrial and manufacturing structures. The industry's products and services are supported by government programs and agreements such as the New Building Canada Fund and Gas Tax Refund.New constructionContracting for new construction is the largest source for industry revenue, accounting for a projected 54.4% of revenue in 2019. Typically, operators are brought on as the prime general contractors and are responsible for projects that are built from the ground up. They are charged with consulting architects and engineers to design a blueprint for construction. Ope...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Industrial Building Construction Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Industrial Building Construction Industry are

  • Ability to expand and curtail operations rapidly in line with market demand
  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulator
  • Access to high-quality inputs
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Value of nonresidential construction and Industrial capacity utilization in the Industrial Building Construction industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Industrial Building Construction Industry?

    Industry operators construct industrial and manufacturing buildings via new work, additions, alterations, maintenance and repairs. Establishments include general contractors, design-build companies and construction management operators.

    Industry Products
  • Alterations and improvements
  • New construction
  • Industry Activities
  • Alterations, additions or repairs to and industrial buildings
  • New and industrial buildings
  • Waste and garbage disposal plant construction
  • Factory, plant and mill construction
  • Industrial warehouses, cold and dry storage and distribution facilities construction
  • Industrial laboratories and testing facilities construction
  • Speculative industrial construction (i.e. building on own land for the purpose of sale)
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Value of nonresidential construction
  • Industrial capacity utilization
  • Canadian effective exchange rate index
  • Corporate profit

  • Current Performance
  • Rebuilding confidence
  • Exports cushion volatility
  • Structural characteristics
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Technology sustains demand
  • Accommodative lending for expansion
  • Wages and operator bottom lines
  • Table: Industrial Building Construction Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Industrial Building Construction Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Mining In Canada
  • Wholesale Trade In Canada
  • Transportation and Warehousing In Canada
  • Commercial Leasing in Canada
  • Storage & Warehouse Leasing in Canada
  • Public Administration in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Construction & Forestry Equipment Wholesaling in Canada
  • Construction In Canada
  • Finance and Insurance In Canada
  • Heavy Equipment Rental in Canada
  • Lumber Wholesaling in Canada
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services In Canada
  • Ready-Mix Concrete Manufacturing in Canada
  • Roofing, Siding & Insulation Wholesaling in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • New construction
  • Alterations and improvements
  • Other
  • Chart: Industrial Building Construction Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Factories and plants
  • Transportation and utilities
  • Agriculture and mining
  • Repairs and improvements
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Industrial Building Construction Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Industrial Building Construction

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Industrial Building Construction Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    PCL Constructors Inc.,
  • Table: PCL Constructors Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Industrial Building Construction Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Industrial Building Construction Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)
  • Purchases (2010-2024)
  • Profit (2010-2024)
  • Depreciation (2010-2024)
  • Marketing (2010-2024)
  • Rent (2010-2024)
  • Utilities (2010-2024)
  • Other (2010-2024)
  • Value of nonresidential construction (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Computer-Aided Design
  • The use of computer technology to aid the design and drafting of a part or product using software tools that can create 2D drawings or 3D models.
  • Industrial Building
  • A building primarily used to accommodate capital equipment for the manufacturing, packaging or storage of products.
  • Tender
  • A written offer or bid to contract goods or services at a specified cost or rate.
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