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 MoESS is currently undergoing a revision, the Proposed Edition No.13, review package and correspondence can be viewed and downloaded in PDF format below in November 2019.
The MoESS is currently accepting revision requests for Proposed Edition No.13, scheduled for May 2020.
The Nov 2019 MoESS Edition No.12 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 Nov 2016 MoESS Edition No.11 can be viewed and downloaded in PDF format until November 18th 2019.
Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications Edition No. 12
Implementation Date, November 18th 2019
Updates to the Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications (MoESS) typically occur every three years. However, the City is currently working on a revision, Edition No.13 that is planned for May 2020. 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. MoESS Appendices – (See Appendix A, Revision Request Summary Sheet)
In November 2019 the proposed changes to the manual for the MoESS Edition No.13 will be posted below. This will provide time for review prior to the Council Bylaw Amendment appointments in early 2020 and the implementation planned for May 2020.
Revision to MoESS, Edition No.13
Implementation Date, May 2020
Approved Products – Engineering & Public Works
Subdivision Control Bylaw
Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications Edition No. 11
Implementation Date, November 5th 2016