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.
The MoESS is currently accepting revision requests for Proposed Edition No.14, scheduled for Nov 2021.
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.
Manual of Engineering Standards and Specifications Edition No. 12
Implementation Date, November 18th 2019
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 as well as changes or implementation of industry standards, best practice, City policies, guidelines, bylaws or strategies.
To request an update to the MoESS, submit a completed Revision Request Summary Sheet. MoESS Appendices – (See Appendix A, Revision Request Summary Sheet)
Send revision requests and feedback to MoESS@nanaimo.ca
The most up to date proposed changes to the manual are posted below. Collaboration continued into 2020 and a Final Draft Package was posted in February. The Council Bylaw Amendment appointments are tentatively set for April 2020 with the publication planned for May 2020. The tentative project schedule is shown below:
Revision to MoESS, Edition No.13
Implementation Date, May 2020
Approved Products – Engineering & Public Works
Subdivision Control Bylaw