Engineering Inspection Services
Engineering Inspection Services monitors onsite and offsite construction, manages the financial securities of a land development project, and oversees the transfer of new infrastructure to the City.
Engineering Inspection Services' approval is required to obtain a Building Permit. Contact us for more information at 604-598-5806.
Engineering Bulletins provide up-to-date information from the engineering department.
Construction process summary and common inspection forms
Before construction, consultants and developers meet with the City Inspector to confirm the project has received council approvals, the servicing agreement is finalized, and all of the design details are confirmed.
Documents required for a pre-construction meeting
- Contractors Qualification Statement
- Certificates of Insurance for contractors, consultants, and City Road and Right-of-Way works
- Letter of Appointment
- Request for Pre-Construction Meeting from Engineering Consultant
- Pre Construction Contractor Safety Checklist
- Contractor Health & Safety Expectations
Traffic & site management during construction:
- Approved Traffic Management Plan Required for Arterial and Collector Roads
- Notification of Construction to Residents in Neighbourhood
- Water Tie-in Connection & Signage Summary Excel Sheet (New window, excel sheet)
- ESC Erosion and Sediment Control By-Law
- Water Main Test and Tie-in Request Form
Show Home Permit
May be obtained when roads and sufficient water supply (for fire protection) are in place to build a show home for sales purposes only.
Inspections During Construction
The monitoring of the development during the construction stage.
- Guideline for Interim Release Requests
- Daily Weekly Inspection Report
- Requirements for Building Permits
- Rough Lot Grading Certification
- Sample Video Certification Letter
- Pavement Cut Form
Final Construction Inspection
The Professional Engineer confirms that construction is complete, including all services, roads, driveways, asphalt paving etc., and requests a final construction inspection by the City.
The Professional Engineer formally certifies that all works are complete, except for minor deficiencies and maintenance holdbacks, and requests that the project start the 1-year maintenance period.
- Pavement Cut Practice and Procedures
- Reimbursement Requests
- Tangible Capital Asset (TCA) Summary Sheets
- Tangible Capital Asset Reporting Guide for Land Development Projects
- Sample Construction Completion Certification Letter
- Sample Release Letter from Property Owner
The City places the project on a 1-year maintenance period to fix all deficiencies and ensure all works are completed.
- As-Constructed Drawings and Certification
- As-Constructed Drawings Standards
- Requirements for Asphalt Overlays
- Siltation or Temporary Detention Pond Removal Procedure
- Sample letter for Pond Removal
After the one-year maintenance period, when all deficiencies have been completed, the project can be formally accepted by the City.