Technical Services

The Technical Services department’s goal is to provide professional advice to ensure project success within the Bimose Tribal Council member First Nations. The Technical Unit is comprised of engineers and technicians specializing in housing, solid waste management, water and waste water infrastructure, fire protection, project management and structural engineering. The Technical Unit believes a successful project is one where the community is informed and engaged throughout the lifespan of the project to ensure First Nations benefits of training, capacity building and First Nations benefits are maximized throughout the planning, design and construction stages of the project.

The Technical Services Department provides the following services to the member First Nations Communities:

  • Asset evaluation, initial cost estimating, funding applications, and scope of work development,
  • Development of technical documents including, request for proposals, request for qualifications and others as required,
  • Production of detailed design drawings for housing construction projects and design and document review services for major capital projects,
  • Inspection services during project constructions,
  • Assisting in project coordination throughout all stages of the project and,
  • Assisting in project reporting to the required parties.

Housing

The Technical Services Unit provides advisory services to member First Nations regarding housing by:

–  Undertaking requested compliance inspections on new construction and renovations at the following stages:

  • Plans Evaluations
  • Energy Evaluations
  • Site Development
  • Foundation
  • Framing
  • Plumbing
  • Insulation/Vapor Barrier
  • Blower Door Testing
  • Final
  • Other (as required)

– Preparing housing drawings and specifications for construction and renovations.

– Organizing and/or facilitating training courses relating to all aspects of housing.

– Energy audits of existing housing stock.

– Underingtaking detailed conditional assessment inspections and providing cost estimates for the required repairs.

For further information or if you have any questions regarding the Housing services, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Chris Price – Technical Services Advisor

Phone: (807) 468-5551

Chris Price

Technical Services Advisor

Capital Planning

The Technical Services Unit provides advisory services to member First Nations regarding Community and Capital Planning by:

  • Assisting in the development of Five Year Annual Minor Capital Plans
  • Assisting in the preparation of preliminary cost estimates
  • Assisting in preparation of project Terms of Reference
  • Assisting in the review of technical proposals, designs, cost estimates and specification
  • Advising and assisting in the tendering of construction projects
  • Reviewing minor capital funding submissions
  • Assisting in the completion of progress and completion certificates for minor capital projects

In addition to the above, the Technical Services Unit can also serve as a project member for minor or major capital projects by:

  • Assisting in the development of required documentation for project submissions
  • Identifying the availability of local resources, labor, materials, equipment and contractors/suppliers
  • Monitoring projects by attending project meetings, reviewing plans and specifications and carrying out site inspections
  • Assisting with the preparation of project status reports and completion certificates

Fire Prevention

The Technical Services Unit provides advisory services to member First Nations regarding Fire Protection by:

  • Assisting communities in the development of Fire Protection Programs
  • Assisting in the creation of volunteer fire departments
  • Providing informational and educational training for community members
  • Undertaking compliance inspections on all types of public and private buildings

For further information or if you have any questions regarding the Fire Protection services, please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Dave Crow – Fire Prevention Officer

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