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

Section Description Links

Amendment Record

 

 

Introduction

 

 

Section 1.0

General Design Requirements

Drawings

Section 2.0

General Conditions

 

Section 3.0

General Requirements

 

Section 4.0

Trench Excavation, Bedding 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

Curbs, Sidewalks and Walkways

Drawings

Section 9.0

Streets, Traffic Signs and Markings

Drawings

Section 10.0

Roadway Lighting and Traffic Signals

Drawings

Section 11.0

Reinforced and Plain Concrete Works

 

Section 12.0

Asphaltic Concrete Paving

 

Section 13.0

Concrete Pavers

Drawings

Section 14.0

Landscape

Drawings

Appendices

Appendices

 

Revisions

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 SheetMoESS 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

Section Description Links

Review Package Letter

Letter to explain the review package and timelines for the MoESS Edition No.13 

 

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 (was Trench Excavation, Bedding and Backfill)

Drawings

Section 5.0

Water Distribution System (includes Cross Connection Control)

Drawings

Section 6.0

Sanitary Sewer System

Drawings

Section 7.0

Stormwater Management

Drawings

Section 8.0

Transportation (was Curbs, Sidewalks and Walkways)

Drawings

Section 9.0

Aggregates and Granular Materials (was Streets, Traffic Signs and Markings)

Drawings

Section 10.0

Roadway Lighting and Traffic Signals

Drawings

Section 11.0

Cast In Place Concrete Works (was Reinforced and Plain Concrete Works)

 

Section 12.0

Asphaltic Concrete Paving

 

Section 13.0

Surface Treatments (was Concrete Pavers)

Drawings

Section 14.0

Landscape

Drawings

Appendices

Appendices

 

 Proposed APL Changes  Proposed Changes to the Approved Products List that reflect the proposed changes within MoESS Edition No.13  

Related links

Approved Products – Engineering & Public Works
Subdivision Control Bylaw

Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications Edition No. 11

Implementation Date, November 5th 2016

Section Description Links

Amendment Record

 

 

Introduction

 

 

Section 1.0

General Design Requirements

Drawings

Section 2.0

General Conditions

 

Section 3.0

General Requirements

 

Section 4.0

Trench Excavation, Bedding 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

Curbs, Sidewalks and Walkways

Drawings

Section 9.0

Streets, Traffic Signs and Markings

Drawings

Section 10.0

Roadway Lighting and Traffic Signals

Drawings

Section 11.0

Reinforced and Plain Concrete Works

 

Section 12.0

Asphaltic Concrete Paving

 

Section 13.0

Concrete Pavers

Drawings

Section 14.0

Landscape

Drawings

Appendices

Appendices

 

Contact Us

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

Last updated: November 15, 2019

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