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Salient Features Of Buildings Department

     Buildings Department is the Construction Agency for all the departments of Corporation of Chennai.  Superintending Engineer is the Head of the Department.

     The Proposals of various departments of Corporation of Chennai, for constructing New Buildings for their usage and are processed in Buildings Department by doing  investigation, estimation, tendering . After the tender it will be executed as per their requirements.  Apart from this, Additions, Improvement works are also executed for all buildings by Buildings Department.  The type of buildings involved are School Buildings, Office buildings like Divisional/Units/Zonal /Regional Offices, Health buildings like Urban primary health center, Urban community health center, Burial Grounds,  Gasifier /Electrical Crematorium with equipments, Child Welfare Centres and other buildings like Auditoriums, Shopping Complex/Markets, Fish Markets,  Community Centres/Marriage Halls, Lorry operational depot, Dhobikanas, Slaughter Houses, Stadiums , Volley ball court, Football court, badminton court and Restoration of heritage buildings such as Ripon Building and Victoria Public hall.

     Along with Capital Budget works of Buildings Department, Building works funded by M.P’s, M.L.A.’s and Self sufficiency schemes (SSS) are also executed by Buildings Department.  Commissioner, Corporation of Chennai is the Nodal Officer for Chennai District. All MPLAD, MLACD and Self sufficiency schemes (SSS) Schemes, are accounted and monitored by Buildings Department. Special Schemes funded by HUDCO, NUHM , NULM, TNUDF, TUFIDCO  are also executed by  Buildings Department. Superintending Engineer Buildings is the nodal officer for CRRT works.

     Further the buildings constructed by buildings department are handed over to concern departments/Zones and then comes under usage. The Buildings Department is functioning with one Chief Engineer (Buildings), one Superintending Engineer, Four Executive Engineer, Six Assistant Executive Engineers, Nine Assistant /Junior Engineers. All the Establishment works for building department staffs such as Salaries, pension etc. are also carried out in this Department.