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.12, review package and correspondence can be viewed and downloaded in PDF format below.
The MoESS is currently accepting revision requests for Proposed Edition No.13, scheduled for May 2020.
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. 11
Implementation Date, November 5th 2016
Updates to the Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications (MoESS) typically occur every three years. However, the City is currently working on two back to back revisions, Edition No.12 for Nov 2019 and 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)
New revision requests will be considered for Edition No. 13.
Revision to MoESS, Edition No.12
Implementation Date, November 2019
Approved Products – Engineering & Public Works
Subdivision Control Bylaw