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 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

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. 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)

New revision requests will be considered for Edition No. 12.

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: July 31, 2017

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