Construction industry had a spectacular 2004
It seems that things are still going strong in Vancouver's construction industry. In a piece in The Vancouver Sun,
"Colin Wong, director of communications at the Architectural Institute
of B.C. is well positioned to see the future of construction in the
province. As he points out, the current demand for architects and
architectural technicians means there is a growing number of projects
on the books.
"Architects are a gauge of how the economy will be doing, not just now,
but a year from now," he said. "They are drawing up plans for projects
that won't start until a year from now.
"And we are already seeing a shortage of trades, we are seeing a
shortage of architects and supporting architectural staff. It is really
booming, and I can't see an end in sight.""