In the first quarter of 2016, Canada has recorded a decline of 3.2 % in non-residential buildings construction, compared with the same period in 2015.

The total non-residential construction spend of C$ 12.5 billion (US$ 9.7 billion) was also 1.6 % down on the fourth quarter of 2015. Construction of commercial buildings fell by 1.8 %, while industrial building construction saw a decline of 2.5 %. Another element in the overall construction picture – that…