Grounds, Landscaping & Pest Management Services

Cherry treeFrom parking lots to tree zones and protected riparian areas, our campuses cover over 622,300 m2 (153.8 acres). Facilities Services staff manage third-party contractors who provide grounds, landscaping and pest control services. The contractors are monitored by a system of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) that assess quality of services provided.

Standards

BCIT’s current landscaping standards focus on the implementation of best practices for sustainable maintenance, including replacing invasive species with native species when possible. We also recycle and compost all green waste generated through landscaping activities.

Grounds maintenanceLandscaping

Grounds maintenance applies to hardscape (or paved areas) maintenance and related services. Responsibilities include:

LandscapingLandscape

With over 1,000 inventoried trees on site, BCIT’s Burnaby campus has a number of specimen trees with strong retention value. These trees were planted as part of the Insititute’s past educational legacy. Guichon Creek is also maintained regularly to protect and provide important ecosystem benefits such as storm water mitigation, improvement of air quality, and riparian area enhancement. 

Planting beds with shrubs, ground cover and vines are maintained with elements of pest control and water conservation.

The following landscaping services are delivered:

Integrated Pest Management

Our Integrated Pest Management program is comprised of outdoor and indoor trapping and baiting programs that are scheduled daily, weekly and monthly. A pest control contractor is engaged for the trapping and baiting work and applies the most current, effective and environmentally responsible techniques.

Burnaby Campus is serviced weekly on Mondays and Thursdays. Please notify Facilities Services at 604-432-8777 or submit a work request if you encounter any pest or rodent problems.