Public Works Department Buildings Organisation is the oldest technical department playing a vital role in implementation of Government Schemes and building works of various Government Departments with technical expertise in Engineering in an efficient manner for the growth, development of Tamil Nadu and for the benefit of the people from all categories. Creation of capital assets of the Government, glorious and valuable monuments and public buildings are the prime activities of this department.
Public Works Department, Building Organisation functions as the parent department for all other engineering Departments. With utmost interest in the healthy and fast growth of the Nation, this department is making achievements in constructing the buildings of various Government Departments with motivation, architectural value and hard work. Public Works Department playing very important role in carrying out the maintenance and renovation of Government buildings.
The Buildings Organisation in Public Works Department is vested with the responsibility of Planning, Designing and Construction of Public Buildings and allied works in accordance with needs and requirements of various Government Departments of the State Government.
The Buildings Organisation also undertakes construction of Buildings and other works for the State and Central Government Undertakings, Corporations etc. Besides these, construction and erection of Monuments and Memorials are also carried out by this Organisation. Further renovation and restoration of heritage buildings are also being carried out by this Department.
Apart from the above, execution of any calamity reconstruction works like emergency works like Emergency Tsunami Reconstruction Project building works , execution of Local area developments scheme works are also carried out under Member of Legislative Assembly and Member of d M.P. Funds.
The maintenance of Inspection Bungalows and Circuit Houses, Raj Bhavan at Chennai and Udhagamandalam, Secretariat, Government Estate, MLA’s Hostel, Hon’ble Judges, Ministers and other VVIP’s Bungalows are also carried out by this Organisation.
Local Valuation of Buildings referred to by the Judicial and Vigilance and Anti Corruption Department are carried out. Structural Stability Certificate for Cinema Theatres and Public Buildings and Reasonableness of Rent Certificate for the Private Buildings occupied by the Government Offices, are issued by the Buildings Organisation.
This wing is looking after arrangements for VIP & VVIP’s Visits such as stage erection, barricading arrangements, providing Public Address System and lighting arrangements.
Building Research Station at Tharamani, Chennai headed by an Executive Engineer under the control of Superintending Engineer, (Planning and Design Circle) render the services to the Public, such as undertaking quality testing and Research and Development in construction materials and practices.
An Architect wing evolves preliminary drawings, detailed plans, elevation and cross sections for all New Buildings and provides colour schemes. This wing also evolves layout plans for large complexes, Buildings, besides evolving plans for Memorials, Manimandapams, Parks etc., This wing also evolves type Design for Block sanctioned Buildings such as Primary Health Centres, Health Sub Centres, Class rooms for School Buildings, Backward Class and Most Backward Class Hostel Building etc.
Public Works Staff Training Institute at Trichy, Chennai, Madurai are functioning to impart training to the officials and staff of the Public Works Department.