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Infrastructure & Engineering plan and budget


The Infrastructure & Engineering service enables the highest asset and project management standards on The City’s infrastructure projects for public safety, regulatory compliance and investment optimization. This support service is provided to teams involved in new capital projects or managing existing assets. The service includes:

  • Asset and project management
  • Capital contract management
  • Corporate energy oversight
  • Engineering practice oversight
  • Field surveying
  • Right of way management
  • Grants, Partner & Industry Relations

Our customers

  • City of Calgary business units
  • Civic partners and related authorities
  • External utilities
  • Private/not for profit organizations

Our partners

  • ENMAX Corporation
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Consulting Engineers of Alberta
  • Calgary Construction Association
  • Government of Alberta
  • The City of Calgary business units including, but not limited to: Information Technology, Supply Management, Law.

Value to Calgarians

  • maximizes infrastructure value for Calgarians
  • minimizes service disruption and public safety and security risks
  • reduces The City's legal, financial and reputational risk
  • reduces environmental impacts
  • improves accountability and transparency to taxpayers using industry best practices and legislative requirements

What we deliver

  • Infrastructure investment plans 
  • Lifecycle cost and risk analysis
    Project documentation
  • Energy audits
  • Drawings
  • Survey control

Budget breakdown

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Service performance

Expected 2026 performance.

Asset-intensive service lines with completed maturity assessment

2022 was 14%

2023 mid-year was 14%

# of completed Value Management studies

2022 was 1

2023 mid-year was 3

Capital managed in the Corporate Project Management System

2022 was 35%

2023 mid-year was 80%

Energy used to deliver all City services per Calgarian (megawatt hours equivalent)

2022 was 1.02MWh

2023 mid-year was 1.02MWh

Professional members who have completed Professional Practice Management Plan training within the past 2 years

2022 was 17%

2023 mid-year was 72.2%

What we've heard

Calgarians believe in prioritizing investments in our city, including new businesses that will help create jobs, encourage trade and tourism, and invest in multipurpose infrastructure and downtown revitalization. Calgarians continue to expect high value for their tax dollars and depend on our services such as: engineering and project management services and energy management through sustainable building policy. We will continue to oversee the practice of engineering and geoscience at The City to deliver safe and resilient infrastructure. Resilience is a Council focus, including investing in infrastructure lifecycle maintenance and a review of asset strategy to ensure citizens are getting best value for infrastructure investment. We will continue to build partnerships, improve service delivery and protect The City’s interests. 

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What we're watching

  • Limited and unpredictable funding will widen the infrastructure gap (difference between available and needed investment to fund maintenance, growth, and operating requirements of our assets). Along with inflation and supply chain issues, this could delay infrastructure investments impacting service levels and our ability to address assets deterioration. 
  • We must monitor climate change impacts to our assets and services and develop mitigation strategies by leveraging innovative technology. Infrastructure asset management plays a large role in reaching net-zero emissions by 2050. 
  • There is continued public expectation for strict compliance to engineering standards and practices, legislation/regulation requirements and industry best practices to ensure public safety. 
  • Given the trends and competing priorities, the service plays a crucial role in supporting investment decision-making and project delivery while balancing public safety, municipal resiliency, and affordability.

Our initiatives

What we plan to do

Continue further adoption and improvement of the asset and project management practices and infrastructure-related services while modernizing technology (including implementation of the project and asset management systems) and implementing a shift to a more centralized asset management network.

How we're going to get there

  • Optimize investment in Calgary infrastructure by successful integration of the corporate project management software system across City operations to improve consistency and maximize efficiencies in planning, delivery, monitoring and reporting on capital projects.
  • Champion project and contract management excellence at The City as foundational for successful project delivery by providing project and contract management supports, training and stewarding of policy and standards.
  • Deliver a seamless customer service experience for Calgary businesses by continuing to effectively manage access to City lands for installation of shallow utilities and implementing a new online solution for effective processing of requests for access to City assets for installation of wireless infrastructure.
  • Maximize The City’s efforts in securing funding for capital projects and strengthen our relationship with the development and construction industry by launching a capital grant management program and continuing to organize annual partnering with industry events.
  • Maximize The City's infrastructure value for Calgarians by optimizing capital contract management practices across the organization.

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