Series GR-3905 - Accommodation planning as-built drawings

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Accommodation planning as-built drawings

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  • architectural drawing
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  • graphic material

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  • 1990-2006 (Creation)

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1.92 m of textual, graphic, electronic records and architectural drawings

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The Ministry of Forests was established in 1988 as the successor to the Ministry of Forests and Lands. The Ministry of Forests was responsible for the management of forest and range resources of the Crown and the planned use of such land in accordance with the Forest Act and Department of Forest Act. The department was also responsible for encouraging maximum productivity of those resources and encouraging a competitive timber processing industry in the province. The new organizational structure consisted of three divisions: Forestry, Operations and Management Services. A number of branches also reported directly to the Deputy Minister. During fiscal year 1993-1994, a Policy and Planning Division was formed to take in the branches that formerly reported directly to the Deputy. The ministry was replaced by the Ministry of Forests and Range in 2005 (OIC 450/2005).

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The Ministry of Forests and Range was established in 2005 as the successor to the Ministry of Forests (OIC 450/2005). The ministry had the mandate to manage and conserve forest and range resources for short and long term benefits to protect and sustain forest productivity and to encourage competitive forest and range industries. The ministry was also responsible for managing housing through the Office of Housing and Construction Standards from 2005 to 2008 when this office was transferred to the Ministry of Housing and Social Development.

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This series consists of accommodation planning as-built drawings and records regarding buildings solely used by the Ministry of Forests, 1990-2006. Much of the planning was conducted by or with the BC Building corporation.

Records regard the planning, construction, addition and renovation of buildings used by the Ministry of Forests across the province. This includes plans to upgrade or modify existing buildings, organizational moves, space transfers and accommodation re-planning to accommodate organizational change from Ministry restructuring and delineate surplus space. Each file relates to a particular location of satellite offices, Forest District offices, field offices, headquarters, warehouses and other buildings used by Forestry staff. All buildings are no longer in use and have been sold or had their leases terminated.

Records include project specifications, invitations to tender, blueprints, whiteprints, architectural drawings, project briefs, building requirements, sketches, site information, photos, building permits, correspondence, financial records, accommodation proposals, and information on staffing numbers and their required space in particular offices.

The records have been classified as ARCS number 510-02. Files are arranged in the order as they were received by the Ministry.

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Transferred from the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources, 2016.


Architectural plans and diagrams are folded and interfiled in their original files.

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Accession number: 96-8534

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