Nearly 60 per cent of Canadian construction professionals recently surveyed expect infrastructure activity to drive growth in construction output over the coming year, reports the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in its RICS Q1 2016 Canadian Construction Market Survey.

However, this positive impetus is tempered by concerns about factors such as the Canadian dollar’s continued weakness versus U.S. currency and the effects of persistently low oil prices, says RICS’s media statement, released April 29. “Overall, the market is steady, and I’m optimistic about upcoming government spending on infrastructure,” said…