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Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications

The Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications (MoESS) forms part of the Subdivision Bylaw and is referenced in several other City bylaws. It is a guide for the construction of City-owned civil engineering projects.

The MoESS is used by anyone designing or constructing work within existing or future City rights-of-way. This includes streets within subdivisions which are to be turned over to the City, works and services fronting building developments, and capital works projects undertaken by the City itself. The MoESS also forms the basis of the contract documents used for City capital works projects.


A NEW MoESS revision has been completed and adopted. 

To view MoESS Edition No.11 click here.

Further detail can be found in the Introduction section of the MoESS.

The current edition of the MoESS can be viewed and downloaded in PDF format below. You can also pick up a copy of the MoESS at the Service and Resource Centre, 411 Dunsmuir Street.

Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications Edition No. 10

Implementation Date of November 1st 2013

Amendment Record

   

Introduction

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

   
Interim Amendment Letter - Section 7 Revision to Section 7.63 and 7.63.2  
Interim Amendment Section - Section 7 Storm Sewer System - Section 7.63 and 7.63.2  

Revisions

Updates to the Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications (MoESS) typically occur every three years. Updates are based on requests for revisions from product suppliers, consultants, contractors, City staff, etc.

To request an update to the MoESS, submit a completed Revision Request Summary Sheet to the Engineering and Public Works Department. MoESS Appendices – (See Appendix A, Revision Request Summary Sheet)

Any new revision requests will be considered for Edition No.12, submissions can be provided at anytime and will be considered within the future revisions of the Manual.

The revision process for Edition No.11 of the MoESS is complete and was adopted by Council August 8th 2016. It will be fully implemented on November 5th 2016. Publication and distribution of the new manual has begun, below is a letter to all users. The cost of a hard copy of the manual is $50.00. 

MoESS Edition No. 11 - November 2016 Distribution

If you have any questions, contact us at engineeringinfo@nanaimo.ca or call 250-755-4409.


Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications Edition No. 11 

Implementation Date of November 5th 2016

Amendment Record

   

Introduction

Introduction  

Section 1

General Drafting Requirements

Drawings

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

Stormwater Management

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

Appendix  

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