- Buildings Department is the Construction Agency for all the departments of Greater Chennai Corporation.
- Superintending Engineer is the Head of the Department.
- The Proposals of various departments of Greater Chennai Corporation, for constructing New Buildings for their usage and are processed in Buildings Department by doing investigation, estimation, tendering .
- After the tender it will be executed as per their requirements.
- Apart from this, Additions, Improvement works are also executed for all buildings by Buildings Department.
- The type of buildings involved are
1. School Buildings,
2. Office buildings like Divisional/Units/Zonal /Regional
3. Health buildings like Urban primary health center, Urban community health center, Burial Grounds, Gasifier
/Electrical/LPG Crematorium with equipments,
4. Child Welfare Centers
5. Special shelter and
6. Other buildings like
b. Shopping Complex/Markets,
c. Fish Markets,
d. Community Centers/Marriage Halls,
e. Lorry operational depot,
g. Special Shelter
h. Slaughter Houses, ,
j. Volley ball court,
k. Football court,
l. Badminton court and
m. Restoration of heritage buildings such as Ripon Building and Victoria Public hall.
- Along with Capital Budget works of Buildings Department, Building works funded by M.P’s, M.L.A.’s and Self sufficiency schemes (SSS) are also executed by Buildings Department.
- Commissioner, Greater Chennai Corporation is the Nodal Officer for Chennai District.
- All MPLAD, MLACD and Self sufficiency schemes (SSS) Schemes, are accounted and monitored by Buildings Department
- Special Schemes funded by HUDCO, NUHM , NULM, TNUDF, TUFIDCO are also executed by Buildings Department.
- Superintending Engineer Buildings is the nodal officer for CRRT works.
- Further the buildings constructed by buildings department are handed over to concern departments/Zones and then comes under usage.
- The Buildings Department is functioning with one Chief Engineer (Buildings), one Superintending Engineer, one Zonal officer, Four Executive Engineer , Nine Assistant Executive Engineers, Seven Assistant /Junior Engineers.
- All the Establishment works for building department staffs such as Salaries, pension etc. are also carried out in this Department.