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Welcome to the Falkland Islands Government PWD Design and Contracts Section, an integral constituent of the Public Works Department. The Design Section was formally established in the late 1980's and manages all aspects of the capital works design and implementation program and also carries out the infrastructure and building maintenance design within the Islands. The Design Section has a long history of designing major infrastructure projects within the Islands, such as Moody Brook Water Supply, New Haven Port, Agriculture and Fisheries Building, Leading Lights Development and Sapper's Hill Development. The Design Section forms part of the Supervision team with the Contracts Engineer and are responsible for the supervision of the works during the implementation phase.

One of the vital components of the Design Section is the Survey Office, which manages all aspects of the land surveying, site engineering mapping and cadastral drawing services for the Falkland Islands Government. The primary role of the survey section is to carry out land surveys, and to collect site engineering data for capital projects for use by PWD and outside consultancies.

A fundamental philosophy of the section is to produce safe, efficient and sustainable designs. The Falkland Islands is a national treasure and the Design Section endeavours to ensure that we use our natural resources in a safe and sustainable manner.

Design Section is the starting point for all New and Improvement Projects. Its responsibilities include:

· Housing development designs,

· Marine infrastructure designs,

· Sewer and water lines and permanent drainage designs,

· Inspection and Assessments for government building improvement,

· Feasibility Study for the Improvement Projects,

· Planning Application Plans,

· Topographical Surveys,

· Land and Boundary Plans for Stanley and Camp,

· Cadastral Maps, drawings and information to the public,

· Charts and drawings for Civil Aviation Department,

· Incident Site investigation plans for Royal Falkland Islands Police,

· Upgrading and maintaining as built records of the Islands,