A person checks paperwork at a construction site.

The City released its February 2021 Report on Construction Activity demonstrating a construction value of $10.359 million for permits issued in February 2021. 

The monthly construction value of $10.359 million attained in February 2021 is above the 5 year February average of $9.481 million. It is worth noting that February of 2020 was an extremely strong month with a construction value of $21.359 million. In comparison with February 2020 construction values, increases were seen in the Industrial, Commercial and Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex (New) sectors of construction.

The largest increase occurred in the Industrial sector of construction. In February 2021, 4 building permits were issued for projects with a total construction value of $5.216 million, compared with February of 2020, when 2 building permits were issued in this sector of construction with a value of $0.071 million.

An increase also occurred in the Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex (New) sector of construction. In February 2021 the total construction value of the sector was $1.551 million for 3 permits issued, compared with February 2020, when no permits were issued for this sector.

The largest decrease occurred in the Single Detached Residential (New) sector of construction. In February 2021 there was 1 permit issued with a construction value of $0.432 million, whereas in February of 2020 there were 36 permits issued with a construction value of $11.154 million. This can be attributed to the timing of approvals for subdivisions.

The start of the 2021 construction year has not seen the numbers that the 2020 season started out with, however confidence is high that the permit numbers and construction value will start to increase dramatically in the coming months.

Quick Facts

  • A total of 53 building permits were issued in February, having a total construction value of $10.359 million.
  • A total of 4 building permits were issued in February within the Industrial sector having a total construction value of $5.216 million.
  • 36 building permits were issued in February in the Residential (Accessory, Alterations, Additions) sector of construction which had a total construction value of $2.386 million.
  • A total of 3 building permits were issued in February within the Duplex, Triplex, Fourplex (New) sector having a total construction value of $1.551 million.

The full report will be posted on the City of Brantford's website.