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Design guidelines and construction standards

We use several sets of standards to design and construct safe, long-lasting streets and utilities in Vancouver. 

If you plan to do construction or make improvements on private property, we provide standards and guidelines so that completed work meets City building codes and requirements to ensure safety and accessibility.

Engineering design manual (9.94 MB)

Provides guidance for municipal infrastructure design and incorporates information previously found in other design documents.

Construction specifications (4.16 MB)

Technical specifications for delivery of City of Vancouver infrastructure. Supplements MMCD Platinum Edition Volume II.

Master Municipal Construction Documents (MMCD)

Supplements the manuals. For sale on the MMCDA website.