Pacific Northwest Leaders - City of Surrey, BC
5/21/2019 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM
Room: 255A

Welcome to the 21st Century!  City of Surrey’s Public Works’ staff are proud to share industry leading projects. Learn from our successes for your future projects, saving your organization time and money.

Our presentation will start with our history, going back over a century ago to the year 1912 with our first Operations Centre, or “Works Yard” as we called it, located in Cloverdale.  At that time, Surrey’s population was approximately 3,500 residents.  By 1962, with a growing population nearing 75,000 residents and a growing number of staff and equipment, the “Works Yard” was relocated to a new site at 66 Avenue and 148 Street. In 2016, the City of Surrey celebrated its grand opening of the state-of-the-art Operations Centre that will serve a community population of 550,000 and growing for generations to come. 

The new facility hosts four Departments including Engineering (Operations), Parks Operations, Facilities Management, and By-law Enforcement.  In total, over 400 staff report out of the building, plus another 150+ in the summer. The site has three fully enclosed buildings including:

  • The main Operations Facility at 114,000 sq. ft.;
  • Fleet & Garage building at 54,000 sq. ft.; and
  • The warehouse building at 14,000 sq. ft.

In addition to the Operations centre, our presentation will cover multiple state-of-the-art projects the City has completed over past two years, such as:

  • Installed British Columbia’s largest municipal RWIS and AVL system;
  • Completed construction of a South Surrey Operations centre;
  • Expanded our fleet of industry leading spreaders;
  • Turn by turn route assistance;
  • Product control and automation.
After Attending This Session, You Will be Better Able to:
1. Promote industry leading projects in Public Works to inspire others.
2. Demonstrate the potential that Public Works has to make our communities efficient and sustainable.
3. Generate ideas and innovations that are discovered from case examples, demonstrating resource sharing among Public Works.
Speaker : Matthew Brown Streets Manager – South Operations, City of Surrey, Surrey, BC