206 Auld Lang Syne: Commercial Construction Review

It’s time for our annual look back at the year and what’s happened in Ottawa Commercial Construction and Commercial General Contracting.

Buy Local
More and more Ottawa firms are sticking right here at home for their Ottawa Commercial Construction and General Contracting needs. More and more companies – especially retailers – are looking for local, Ottawa design-build companies that they can meet with locally and create a local flavor for their space.  More and more traditional retailers need to be more creative to outflank e-commerce and decreased foot traffic. These retailers are looking for the better value a local Ottawa design-build firm will bring them to refresh their brands while they remain cost conscious.

Big Box Still Big Business 
Brands like Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire continue to grow in Ottawa and nationally, providing the commercial construction firms opportunities, with Ottawa design-build services less in need for these types of projects. You’ve seen one, you’ve seen them all.

Good Help is STILL Hard to Find 
The construction labor shortage continued in 2016, with no end in sight.  More than ever, when looking for an Ottawa commercial construction and general construction firm you need to make sure they have their own staff as well as relationships to complete your project on-budget, on-time.

It’s a High Tech World, Even in Ottawa Commercial Construction
There’s a wide range of new construction technology being deployed by Argue and other leading Ottawa commercial general contracting firms – from project management software offerings to the proliferation of the latest in-the-field technologies like BIM and the use of drones on construction sites.

We hope to be your first choice for your Ottawa Commercial Contracting needs in the coming year – may we all have a joyful and prosperous New Year.

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