Public Facilities

City Owned Buildings

The Asset Management department at Public Works is technically and financially responsible for the planning, organizing, and directing of the maintenance and project management for the City owned and leased buildings and playgrounds. These buildings include St. Albert Place, three Firehall stations, RCMP detachment, Public Works, Transit Garage and the Business and Visitor Centre.  The systems include building structural and architectural components, electrical distribution, general lighting, plumbing, general heating, ventilation and air conditioning, controls, fire alarm, and security.

The primary responsibility is to ensure that all construction and maintenance activities are completed:

  • with community safety regarded as the number one priority,
  • in compliance with all legislative requirements,
  • in the most cost effective manner,
  • and by employing sound construction and maintenance  practices.

To help to adhere to these responsibilities this department is staffed with a number of key members:

  • Building Maintenance Team Lead
  • Electrician
  • Plumber
  • HVAC Technician
  • HVAC Apprentice
  • Carpenter
  • Building Maintenance Workers

To contact this department please call Public Works at 780-459-1557.

Services Provided

  • Bldg Safety System Repair/Maint/Replacement
  • Lighting Replacement & Upgrading
  • Building Operations Inspections
  • Locker Repairs
    • Capital Project Management
    • Miscellaneous Wood Working
    • Doors & Hardware Repairs
    • Office Furniture Repairs
    • Eaves / Flashing Repair & Replacement
    • Painting / Wallpapering
    • Electrical System Repair/Maint/Replacement
    • Pest Control
    • Exterior Finishing
    • Plumbing System Repair/Maint./Replacement
    • Fence Repairs and Replacement
    • Refurbishment Program Project Management
    • Flooring Repair & Replacement
    • Roofing Repair & Replacement
      • Framing / Patching / Drywalling
      • Security Services Management
      • HVAC System Repair/Maint/Replacement
      • Special Events Assistance
      • Indoor Arena Boards Repair & Replacement
      • Water Treatment
        • Janitorial Services Management
        • Window Repair & Replacement
        • Key Management

        Preventative Maintenance

        The current preventative maintenance program for Civic Buildings, which are under the financial mandate of the Asset Management department, is comprehensive. All sites are inspected twice a year and a summary report on the condition of the building is completed. Any items arising from the inspection reviewed and the appropriate action for maintenance is planned.  A few pieces of critical equipment have maintenance plans with task lists and are completed by the calendar method. This equipment includes emergency power systems, boilers, fire alarm systems, commercial kitchen equipment, closed system water treatment, air handling equipment, and elevators. A large majority of these are completed to comply with codes and regulations.

        Public Works completes most minor repairs without the need for contractors. If the project requires specialized skills or is too large then a contractor will be used. Dependent upon the complexity and economic value of the project competitive bidding may be used.

        This work is completed on a priority basis. The priorities are typically set with the Asset Management branch based on the overall city need.

        Long Term Planning

        Asset Management in conjunction with the Infrastructure branch, provides long term planning and project management to ensure the longevity of the City's building infrastructure.

        Energy Auditing is a new activity that Asset Management also has taken on recently. Numerous energy related projects have completed since 2007. This is an ongoing initiative with funding from Capital sources.