February 20, 2013
Architectural service industries witness modest gains
A recent report by Statistics Canada estimates that the architectural and landscape architectural service industries in Canada earned combined operating revenues of $3.5 billion in 2011, which represents a marginal increase of 0.3 per cent from 2010.
According to the report, operating expenses increased by 0.1 per cent to just under $3.0 billion, over the same period. As a result, these industries generated a 13.6 per cent profit margin, which is up from 13.4 per cent in 2010.
Architectural services, which is the larger of the two industries, accounted for $3.1 billion, or 90.5 per cent of total revenues. Landscape architectural services accounted for the remaining 9.5 per cent.
In terms of revenue growth, architectural services increased by 0.5 per cent from 2010 to 2011, while landscape architectural services fell by 0.8 per cent.
The majority of the sales for the combined industries were derived from non-residential building projects (62.0 per cent).
Residential building projects generated 18.3 per cent of the sales. The remaining sales came from landscape architecture, urban planning and other related services.
For non-residential building projects, health care projects, such as hospitals and nursing homes generated the most sales (12.4 per cent).
Educational building projects such as schools, colleges and universities ranked second and generated 11.9 per cent of sales, which is down from 14.0 per cent in 2010. Although office buildings continued to rank third, their share of sales grew to 11.2 per cent in 2011 from 9.8 in 2010. Residential building projects had almost twice as much business from multi-family residential projects (12.0 per cent) than from single family residential projects (6.3 per cent).
The industry earned more than half of its sales from the business sector (51.5 per cent), compared with 36.9 per cent from governments and public institutions.
The remaining 11.6 per cent came mostly from households and partly from foreign clients.
As in previous years, most of the businesses providing architectural services were located in Ontario, which accounted for 39.6 cent of the operating revenues in Canada.
Quebec generated 20.6 per cent, followed by British Columbia (15.8 per cent) and Alberta (14.4 per cent).
JOC NEWS SERVICE
|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.
$122,700,000 High Prairie AB Tenders
$66,000,000 Columbia-Shuswap RD BC Negotiated
$34,400,000 Airdrie AB Prebid
- Photo Gallery: 2014 ACEC BC Awards of Excellence winners
- Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of April 21st, 2014
- Making Metro
- Crumbling roads a key election issue
- Early stages of concrete pump operator certification being developed in B.C.
- Legal battle over temporary foreign workers heats up
- Dive tower pushes formwork forward
- Understanding municipal strategy
- Calgary firm fined $35,000 for workplace injury
- B.C. labour minister calls for WorkSafeBC reforms
- B.C. prison proceeding
- VIDEO: Debate still strong as OCOT turns one
- Debate swirls over OCOT’s merit on its anniversary
- WaterGarden Worker
- Ontario to invest in cycling infrastructure
- U.S. construction labour concerns
- Compulsory certification in carpentry a “job killer”, says Kenney
- CaGBC to provide free LEED registration and certification for commercial projects in disaster-hit cities
- Economic cost of weather catastrophes is under appreciated: report
- Scotiabank sees slow growth in housing