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DPW has more than 150 engineers, landscape architects and support staff that provide services in a wide variety of engineering specialties such as hydraulics, roads and highways, mechanical, structural, electrical, geotechnical engineering, and landscape architecture. Our staff is diverse in their expertise and cultural background enabling us to effectively engage the community.
We provide planning, project development, design, and consulting services for city infrastructure and facilities through a variety of projects and programs. We are responsible for ensuring that our projects are consistent with applicable codes and standards; are completed on schedule and within budget; are environmentally responsible; and enhance, improve and respect our community standard of living and quality of life.
DPW generates construction contract documents for more than $300 million in city projects annually. The majority of these projects include city-owned facilities and streets and rights-of-way. We are also hired by client agencies to plan, design and construct city projects. Departments include the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, the Municipal Transportation Agency, Recreation and Parks Department, Mayor’s Office on Disability, the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency, San Francisco Unified School District, and the San Francisco Public Library. Our area of expertise spans the civil, mechanical, electrical, structural and geotechnical engineering disciplines, and landscape architecture.
Many city construction projects are managed through our programs whose purpose is to achieve desired results through the strategic management of individual projects. DPW manages the Street Resurfacing, Curb Ramp, Great Streets, and Roadway Structures programs. Each program is responsible for funding, planning, designing and overall construction of more than 200 projects every year.