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March year-to-date construction value exceeds $24 million: Third best year-to-date in past 10 years

May 3, 2013

MONCTON – As we await the start of the 2013 residential construction season, the City of Moncton’s Building Inspection Department continues to grow and change to accommodate the new “one-stop-shop” department design.   We are working through the transition period with the hopes that the design will provide clients with a more streamlined service.
The residential construction season is starting off slowly, but we expect an influx in permit applications in the coming months as the good weather arrives. 
One noteworthy project is the Université de Moncton’s large renovation project at its Centre étudiant valued at $2 million.  This particular project contributed to a 60 per cent increase in institutional and government permits value for March 2013—from close to $1.4 million in 2012 to close to $2.2 million in 2013.  The year-to-date value of these permits is close to $4.5 million as opposed to last year’s value of just under $1.5 million. 
“We are pleased to see large early spring projects coming in and we are looking forward to another busy construction season.  The next few months should prove to be interesting as there are some large projects in the works.” said Allan Breau, City of Moncton’s Development Control Supervisor.

The year-to-date value of commercial and industrial permits for 2013 is over $15.5 million, compared to just under $6.5 million over the same period in 2012
By the end of March 2013, there were 28 permits valued at over $500, 000 issued for signs and various other construction improvements in the city of Moncton.  In comparison, at this point last year, there were 21 permits valued at over $380,000 for such permits.
Overall, the City’s Building Inspection Department issued over $24 million worth of permits year-to-date compared to last year’s year-to-date total of over $15 million.
The City of Moncton’s Building Inspection Department participates in the enforcement of some Provincial regulations, building codes and local by-laws.  Our enforcement officers, through the use of site visits and the research of building plans and documents respond to and investigate complaints from citizens.  While most complaints focus on zoning and building by-laws, our enforcement officers are also responsible for the heritage, plumbing and minimum maintenance and occupancy standards to name a few.  This year-to-date we have investigated over 50 complaints.
It is important to note that any structure being added to a site; including, accessory buildings, fences, decks, etc., requires building and development permits, as stated in the Building By-Law Z-410 and Zoning By-Law Z- 202.  This allows the City of Moncton to ensure the structures comply with the National Building Code of Canada and the location meets the zoning requirements for the City of Moncton.

March 2013 highlights:

  • Renovations to the Centre étudiant at 19 Antonine Maillet Avenue on the Université de Moncton campus valued at $2,000,000.



Allan Breau
Development Control Supervisor, Building Inspection
City of Moncton
(506) 853-3441
Kevin Silliker
Director, External Business Development
City of Moncton
(506) 853-3532