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.14, adopted July 4, 2022, 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.15. 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.14
Council Adoption Date July 4, 2022
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, and City Staff, and also include 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.
The previous two editions of the Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications (MoESS) can be linked to here:
MoESS - Edition 13 September 2020
MOESS - Amendment Record - Edition 13 September 2020
MoESS - Edition 12 November 2019
MoESS - Amendment Record – Edition 12 November 2019
MoESS - Edition 11 November 2016
MoESS - Amendment Record – Edition 11 November 2016
Approved Products – Engineering & Public Works
Subdivision Control Bylaw
Last updated: January 5, 2023