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Standard Construction Specifications

These Standard Construction Specifications are often referenced in Construction Bid Opportunities. Included are the listings of Approved Products.

The Standard Construction Specifications are provided below in individual PDF format.

General requirements

Specification/Document Number
Table of Contents
General Instructions CW1110
Existing Services, Utilities and Structures CW1120
Site Requirements CW1130

Underground works

Specification/Document Number
Specifications
Table of Contents
Excavation Bedding and Backfill CW2030
Watermains CW2110
Flushing, Hydrostatic Leakage Testing and Disinfection of Watermains and Water Systems CW2125
Gravity Sewers CW2130
Sewer and Manhole Cleaning CW2140
Sewer and Manhole Inspection CW2145
Concrete Underground Structures and Works CW2160
Stormwater Retention Basin Revetment and Soil Sterilization CW2165
 
Standard details
Table of Contents
Standard Pipe Bedding Classes SD-001
Standard Trench and Excavation Backfill Classes SD-002
Jetting Nozzle Insertion Locations SD-003
Concrete Thrust Blocks for Horizontal Watermain Fittings SD-004
Concrete Thrust Blocks for Vertical Watermain Fittings SD-005
Standard Fire Hydrant Assembly SD-006
Short Fire Hydrant Assembly SD-007
Location Map for Watermain Valve Closing Direction SD-008
Sewer or Sewer Service Connection to Existing 1050 Diameter or Larger Sewer SD-009
Standard Precast Concrete Manhole (for up to 525 Diameter Pipe) SD-010
Standard Precast Concrete Manhole (for up to 525 Diameter Pipe) with internal drop pipe SD-010D
Standard Precast Concrete Manhole (for 600 to 1500 Diameter Pipe) SD-011
Water Service 20 Millimeter to 50 Millimeter SD-012
Small Diameter Copper Watermain for Cul-de-Sac Loop SD-013
Sewer Service with Alternate "A" Riser SD-014
Sewer Service with Alternate "B" Riser SD-015
Standard Watermain Valve Installation SD-016
By-Pass Valve Assembly for 350 to 450 Diameter Watermains SD-017
Watermain and Water Service Insulation SD-018
Backflow Protection Arrangement for Water Supply from Hydrant SD-019
Nine Arm Mandrel and Proving Ring for 5.25% Deflection Testing of SDR 35 PVC Pipe SD-020
Sewer Service Abandonment Beneath Pavement SD-021
Sewer Repair Up to 3.0 Meters Long SD-022A
Sewer Repair Longer than 3.0 Meters SD-022B
Curb and Gutter Inlet with Catch Pit SD-023
Catch Basin with Curb and Gutter Inlet SD-024
Standard Catch Basin SD-025
Standard Pre-Cast Concrete Catch Basin c/w Outlet Restrictor SD-025B
Stormwater Retention Basin Shoreline Revetment SD-026
Water Meter Installation Details - 20mm Domestic Service SD-027A
Water Meter Installation Details - 20mm & 25mm Domestic Service SD-027B
Water Meter Installation Details - 38m Domestic Service SD-027C
Water Meter Installation Details - 50mm Domestic Service SD-027D
Water Meter Installation Details - 75mm to 250mm Combine or Domestic Service SD-027E
Water Meter Installation Details - Multiple Meters (Meter Bank) SD-027F
Water Meter Installation Details - Side-by-Side Multiple Metering SD-027G
Typical Double Check Valve Assembly and Meter in C.S.P. Enclosure SD-241
 
Approved products underground use
Contents

Surface works

Specification/Document Number
Specifications
Table of Contents
Clearing and Grubbing CW3010
Sub-Grade, Sub-Base and Base Course Construction CW3110
Installation of Sub Drains CW3120
Supply and Installation of Geotextile Fabrics CW3130
Supply and Installation of Geogrid CW3135
Supply and Installation of Pavement Repair Fabric CW3140
Gravel Surfacing CW3150
Earthwork and Grading CW3170
Adjustment of Pavement and Boulevard Structures CW3210
Full-Depth Patching of Existing Slabs and Joints CW3230
Renewal of Existing Miscellaneous Concrete Slabs CW3235
Renewal of Existing Curbs CW3240
Joint and Crack Maintenance CW3250
Portland Cement Concrete Pavement Works CW3310
Portland Cement Concrete Sidewalk CW3325
Detectable Warning Tiles CW3326
Installation of Interlocking Pavement Stones CW3330
Installation of Interlocking Pavement Stones on a Lean Concrete Base CW3335
Asphaltic Concrete Pavement Works CW3410
Planing of Pavement CW3450
Sodding CW3510
Seeding CW3520
Manual Irrigation System CW3530
Topsoil and Finish Grading for Establishment of Turf Areas CW3540
Chain Link and Drift Control Fence CW3550
Installation of Culverts CW3610
Riprap CW3615
Installation of Underground Traffic Signal Services CW3620
Installation of Aluminum Balanced Barrier CW3650
 
Standard details
Table of Contents
Curb and Gutter SD-200
Mountable Curb SD-201
75 mm Lip Curb SD-202A
40 mm Lip Curb SD-202B
Modified Lip Curb SD-202C
Barrier Curb (Separate) SD-203A
Modified Barrier Curb SD-203B
Barrier Curb (Integral) SD-204
Barrier Curb (Dowelled) SD-205
Barrier Curb Replacement SD-206A
Safety Curb SD-206B
Concrete Pavement Widening SD-207
Pavement Widening (Concrete Pavement c/w Asphalt Overlay) SD-208
Longitudinal Joint for Concrete Pavement SD-210A
Tie Bar Installation for Lane-At-A-Time Paving Where Bending of Tie Bars is Required SD-210B
Construction Joint and Contraction Joint for Reinforced Concrete Pavements SD-211A
Construction Joint and Contraction Joint for Plain Concrete and Plain-Dowelled Pavements SD-211B
Sawn Joint and Butt Joint for Reinforced and Plain-Dowelled Pavements SD-212
Typical Full-Depth Patches on Existing Pavement Slabs and Joints SD-213A
Full-Depth Patches Details of Moving and Tied Joints SD-213B
Longitudinal Joint Repair Details Full-Width Patch SD-214A
Longitudinal Joint Repair Details Lane-At-A-Time Patch SD-214B
Longitudinal Joint Repair Details - One Side Only SD-214C
Placement of Steel in Plain-Dowelled Concrete Pavement SD-215
Placement of Steel Reinforcement in Reinforced Concrete Pavements, 5000 mm Joint Spacing SD-216
Layout for Type "A" and Type "B" Bar Mat Reinforcement, 5000 mm Joint Spacing SD-217
Typical Joint Details for Portland Cement Concrete Pavements SD-218A
Location of Longitudinal Joints in Concrete Pavements SD-218B
Typical Public Lane Details SD-219
Catch Basin and Manhole Isolation Detail (New Pavements) SD-220A
Manhole Isolation Detail in Existing Pavements SD-220B
Curb and Gutter Inlet Isolation Detail SD-220C
Curb Inlet with Catch Basin in Pavement SD-221
Curb Inlet with Catch Basin in Boulevard SD-222
Monolithic Concrete Splash Strip SD-223A
Separate Concrete Splash Strip SD-223B
Monolithic Concrete Median Slab SD-226A
Safety Median SD-226B
Concrete Median Slab SD-227A
Monolithic Concrete Bullnose SD-227C
Concrete Sidewalk SD-228A
Monolithic Curb and Sidewalk SD-228B
Miscellaneous Isolations SD-228C
Curb Ramp for 1500 Sidewalk at Intersections SD-229A
Detectable Warning Surface Tile for Intersections - Layout Priority 1 SD-229AA
Detectable warning surface Tile for intersections - Layout Priority 2 SD-229AB
Curb Ramp for Pedestrian Corridor with a Traffic Control Device SD-229AE
Detectable Warning Surface Tile for Offset Intersections SD-229AF
Curb Ramp Layout for Medians, Lanes and Commercial Approaches SD-229B
Curb Ramp for Full Width Sidewalk at Intersections SD-229BA
Detectable Warning Surface Tiles in Curb Ramps for Medians SD-229BB
Curb Ramp Layout for Concrete Pavement SD-229C
Curb Ramp Layout for Asphalt Overlay SD-229D
Curb Ramp and Depressed Curb with Detectable Warning Surface Tile SD-229E
Typical Railroad Crossing Utilizing Concrete Planks SD-230
Typical Railroad Crossing Utilizing Asphalt Concrete SD-231A
Typical Railroad Sidewalk Crossing SD-231B
Private Approach on Regional Streets (with Barrier Curb) SD-232
Private Approach on Regional Streets (with Ditch Drainage) SD-234
Residential Approach-Concrete (with Existing Barrier Curb) SD-235
Residential Approach-Concrete (with Existing Lip Curb) SD-236
Residential Approach Reinforcing Steel SD-237
Residential Approach-Paving Stone (with Existing Barrier Curb) SD-237A
Residential Approach-Asphalt (with Existing Barrier Curb) SD-237B
Residential Approach-Paving Stone (with Existing Lip Curb) SD-238A
Residential Approach-Asphalt (with Existing Lip Curb) SD-238B
Residential Approach-Gravel, Concrete or Asphalt SD-239
Interlocking Paving Stone Detail for Medians and Private SD-240A
Interlocking Paving Stone Detail on Lean Concrete Base SD-240B
C.S.P. Enclosure for Gate Valve SD-242
Sodding Details SD-243
Sub Drain Installation Detail SD-245
Controller Base SD-300
Pedestal Base SD-302
Terminal Pedestal Base SD-304
Signal Pole Base - Type A (light duty - 25 dia. bolts) SD-310
Signal Pole Base - Type D (medium duty - 32 dia. bolts) SD-312
Signal Pole Base - Type OD (medium duty - 32 dia. bolts) SD-312A
Signal Pole Base - Type G (light duty - 32 dia. bolts) SD-313
Signal Pole Base - Type J (cast in place fold down) SD-314
Signal Pole Base - Type L (cyclist pushbutton) SD-315
Top Ring Form for Standard Duty Traffic Signal Pole Base SD-316
Top Ring Form for Medium Duty Base Davit Pole Base SD-317
Signal Pole Base - General Alignment to Roadway SD-318
Service Box - Cast in Place SD-320
Service Box - Pre-Cast SD-322
Vehicle Detector Loops - Saw Cut in Concrete SD-330
Vehicle Detector Loops - saw cut in Asphalt SD-332
Vehicle Detector loops - Pre-formed SD-334
Polyethylene Conduit Joint SD-340
Beddings and Backfills for underground Traffic Signal Works SD-342
 
Guidelines and applications
Request for Surface Works Specification Change Application
Product Approval Guidelines and Application
Concrete Suppliers Approval Guidelines and Application
Aggregate Suppliers Approval Guidelines and Application
Standard Forms for Granular A QC Testing
Standard Forms for Granular B QC Testing
Standard Forms for Granular C QC Testing
 
Approvals for Surface Works
Approved Products Surface Works
Approved Concrete Suppliers
Approved Aggregate Suppliers
Approved Testing Laboratories

Tree planting

Specification/Document
2023
Tree Planting Standard for Downtown & Regional Streets

Revision and update information

Specification/Document
2023
November 15, 2023 – Division 4 - Surface Works
June 9, 2023 – Division 3 - Underground Works
June 9, 2023 – Division 4 - Surface Works
May 29, 2023 – Division 4 - Surface Works
May 15, 2023 - Division 3 - Underground Works
May 5, 2023 - Division 4 - Surface Works
April 25, 2023 - Division 2 - General Requirements Revisions
April 24, 2023 – Division 3 Underground Works Revisions
April 18, 2023 – Division 4 – Approved Products for Surface Works update
March 31, 2023 – Division 4 – Approved Products for Surface Works update
 
2022
December 22, 2022 - Division 4 Specification update and new specification added
November 15, 2022 - Division 4 Specification update and new specification added
October 3, 2022 - Division 4 Approved Concrete Suppliers
August 1, 2022 - Division 4 Approved Concrete Suppliers
May 15, 2022 - Division 4 Approved Concrete Suppliers
March 31, 2022 - Division 4 Specification Update
March 3, 2022 - Division 3 Underground Works Revisions
March 1, 2022 - Division 3 Underground Works Revisions, Concrete underground structures and works
February 1, 2022 - Division 4 Specification Update
 
2021
June 28, 2021 - Division 3 Underground Works Revisions
May 15, 2021 - Division 4 Approved Concrete Suppliers
May 1, 2021 - Division 4 Approved Concrete Suppliers
March 20, 2021 - Division 4 Approved Products for Surface Works Update
 
2020
April 2020 - Division 4 Approved Concrete Suppliers
March 2020 - Division 4 Approved Product Suppliers
February 2020 - Division 4 Specifications Update
January 2020 - Division 4 Specifications Update
 
2019
May 27, 2019 - Division 4 Approved Products for Surface Works Update
May 2, 2019 - Division 4 Approved Products for Surface Works Update
April 2019 - Concrete Mix Design Approval
 
2018
June 2018 - Concrete Mix Design Approval
May 2018 - Division 4 Approved Products for Surface Works Update
May 2018 - Product Approval Guidelines and Application
May 2018 - Concrete Mix Design Approval
February 2018 - Division 3 Revisions

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Contact information

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General requirements

  • Ryan Lucky, Design and Specification Engineer, Water and Waste Department
  • 204-986-2538

Underground works

  • Ryan Lucky, Design and Specification Engineer, Water and Waste Department
  • 204-986-2538

Underground approved products

  • Ryan Lucky, Design and Specification Engineer, Water and Waste Department
  • 204-986-2538

Surface works & approved products

  • Ahmed Ghazy, Ph.D., P.Eng, Research and Standards Engineer, Public Works Department
  • 204-986-4038
Last update: November 15, 2023

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