This metric provides an indicator of the level of economic investment, construction activity, and the workload volumes of staff within the City. Higher total construction values tend to indicate a greater number of larger scale developments and, accordingly, more significant investments in the City of Hamilton.
Story behind the numbers
A target of $1 billion in annual construction value is one indicator of a healthy construction activity and diversified investment in the City of Hamilton. Reaching this target level often represents a cross section of varying types of developments from residential, commercial, industrial or institutional sectors. Higher total construction values tend to indicate a greater number of larger scale developments and, accordingly, more significant investments in the City of Hamilton. This target was achieved in late 2017.
The results assist in determining the appropriate level of resources required to ensure the Building Division is able to meet the timelines legislated in the Ontario Building Code. High values affect efficiency of approval of design proposals and completion of field inspections in a specific construction sector.
Total Value of Cost of Construction
|Year||$ Value of Building Permits Issued|
|2018 January to June||619,772,520|
DATA NOTE: The Citizen Dashboard is in the process of being converted into an Open Data format, linking the Citizen Dashboard with Open Hamilton. During this conversion, the data on the Citizen Dashboard will not be updated quarterly, resulting in some data being out of date. The conversion is underway and is expected to be fully completed by June 2019.
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