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Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications

Edition No.10 has recently been approved by Council and the implementation date was November 1st 2013.

The City of Nanaimo's Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications (MOESS) form part of the Subdivision Bylaw as well as being referenced in several other Bylaws. The current MOESS was developed in January 1994. Since then there have been nine updates and revisions to various sections of the MOESS. The MOESS is intended for use by anyone doing work within City rights-of-way including subdivision streets, works and services fronting building developments and for capital works undertaken by the City itself.

The manual is divided up into several sections covering various aspects of municipally owned infrastructure such as storm sewer, watermain, streets, traffic lighting, sidewalks, curb and gutter. The MOESS also forms the basis for the contract documents for City capital works. Further detail can be found in the Introduction to the MOESS. Periodic updates to the MOESS occur typically on a yearly basis. The updates are based on requests for revisions from City staff, outside engineering consultants and contractors or suppliers. All updates are coordinated through the Engineering Department. Schedule A of the MOESS contains a request form for revision to the standards and specifications.

The MOESS is available from the front counter of the second floor within the Service and Resource Center (SARC Building), 411 Dunsmuir Street. The entire MOESS is viewable and downloadable in pdf form (see below).

Any questions on the MOESS should be addressed to the Engineering Services Technologist within the Infrastructure Planning Group at:

Phone: 250-754-4251
Fax: 250-755-4403
Email: engineeringinfo@nanaimo.ca

Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications Edition No. 10
Implementation Date of November 1st 2013

Amendment Record

Introduction

Section 1

General Design Requirements

Drawings

Section 1.2

CAD Standards

Section 2

General Conditions

Section 3

General Requirements

Section 4

Trench Excavation, Bedding and Backfill

Drawings

Section 5

Water Distribution System

Drawings

Section 6

Sanitary Sewer System

Drawings

Section 7

Storm Sewer System

Drawings

Section 8

Curbs, Sidewalks and Walkways

Drawings

Section 9

Streets, Traffic Signs and Markings

Drawings

Section 10

Roadway Lighting and Traffic Signals

Drawings

Section 11

Reinforced and Plain Concrete Works

Section 12

Asphaltic Concrete Paving

Section 13

Concrete Pavers

Drawings

Section 14

Landscape

Drawings

Appendix

Minor Navigation

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