RBCM Archives

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Identity area

Type of entity

Government

Authorized form of name

British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

  • Dept. of Public Works
  • British Columbia. Dept. of Public Works

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

1908-1975

History

The Dept. of Public Works was established in 1908 with the enactment of the Department of Public Works Act (SBC 1908, c. 41). The Dept. of Public Works was a successor to the Lands and Works Dept. The mandate of the Dept. of Public Works included construction and maintenance of government offices and buildings, public highways, bridges, wharves, river-bank protection, and maintenance of ferry and steamboat services. In 1947 the work of the department was divided into district offices, an Architect’s Branch, Accounting Branch, Engineering Branch, and Equipment Branch. The department was also responsible for boiler inspection and electrical energy inspection. In 1955, the responsibility for highways was transferred to the newly formed Dept. of Highways. At this time, the Dept. of Public Works, under the revised Department of Public Works Act (SBC 1955, c. 65), consisted of the Architectural Branch, Boiler Inspection Division, Electrical Energy Inspection Division, and Gas Inspection Division. In 1975 the Dept. of Public Works was dissolved and its functions were merged with the functions of the Dept. of Highways to form the Dept. of Highways and Public Works (OIC 3842/75).

Places

Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

A Government Name

General context

Relationships area

Related entity

British Columbia. Dept. of Highways (1955-1975)

Identifier of the related entity

129

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Dept. of Lands and Works (1871-1908)

Identifier of the related entity

131

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Related entity

British Columbia. Dept. of Highways and Public Works (1975-1976)

Identifier of the related entity

19

Category of the relationship

temporal

Dates of the relationship

Description of relationship

Control area

Description identifier

132

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used

Status

Final

Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Michael Carter 2008-07-31

Language(s)

Script(s)

Sources

Central Name Authority File

Maintenance notes

Created by: Michael Carter