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.

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

The current Edition,  MoESS Edition No.13, adopted September 14th 2020, can be viewed and downloaded in PDF format below. Upon request you can pick up a copy of the MoESS at the Service and Resource Centre, 411 Dunsmuir Street.

The MoESS is accepting revision requests for Proposed Edition No.14. The publish date has not been determined for this revision. Requests can be sent to MoESS@nanaimo.ca.

Additional correspondence to Consultants and Contractors for clarity regarding the standards and specifications to date includes:

MoESS Edition No. 13

Council Adoption Date September 14, 2020

2020-09-16 News Release Announcing Adoption

2020-09-21 Announcement of MoESS No. 13 Fourth Reading 

Section Description Links

Amendment Record

 

 

Introduction

 

 

Section 1.0

General Design Requirements

Drawings

Section 2.0

General Conditions

 

Section 3.0

General Requirements

Drawings

Section 4.0

Excavation, Trenching and Backfill

Drawings

Section 5.0

Water Distribution System

Drawings

Section 6.0

Sanitary Sewer System

Drawings

Section 7.0

Stormwater Management

Drawings

Section 8.0

Transportation

Drawings

Section 9.0

Aggregates and Granular Materials

 

Section 10.0

Roadway Lighting and Traffic Signals

Drawings

Section 11.0

Cast In Place Concrete Works

 

Section 12.0

Asphaltic Concrete Paving

 

Section 13.0

Surface Treatments

 

Section 14.0

Landscape

Drawings

Appendices

Appendices

 

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, and City Staff, and also include changes or implementation of industry standards, best practice, City policies, guidelines, bylaws or strategies.

Requests for an update to the MoESS and feedback can be sent to MoESS@nanaimo.ca. Submitting a completed Revision Request Summary SheetMoESS Appendices – (See Appendix A, Revision Request Summary Sheet) is helpful to provide information to research and manage the requests.

Archived Editions

The previous two editions of the Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications (MoESS) can be linked to here:

MoESS - Edition 12 November 2019

MoESS - Amendment Record – Edition 12 November 2019

MoESS - Edition 11 November 2016

MoESS - Amendment Record – Edition 11 November 2016

Related links

Approved Products – Engineering & Public Works

Subdivision Control Bylaw

 

Contact Us

Engineering Department 250-755-4409
250-755-4403 (Fax)
engineeringinfo@nanaimo.ca

Last updated: November 3, 2020

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