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
Updates to the Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications (MoESS) typically occur every three years. The City is currently working on a revision, Edition No.13 that is planned for publication in 2020.
Updates are based on requests for revisions from product suppliers, consultants, contractors, City Staff as well as 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 Sheet. MoESS Appendices – (See Appendix A, Revision Request Summary Sheet) is helpful to provide information to research and manage the requests.
Approved Products – Engineering & Public Works
Subdivision Control Bylaw