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The documents posted here are the current edition of the City of Edmonton's Design and Construction Standards. Originally published as a three volume hard cover edition in 1999 and amended in May 2001, the current edition is only available through the City's website.

The standards are organized into eight volumes by discipline. Each volume contains a design section, specifications and drawings as required, plus any other guidelines or manuals appropriate to that discipline.

The standards apply to City of Edmonton contracts and private development projects. The objective is to ensure that all infrastructure work in the City of Edmonton is constructed to a consistent standard. Keep in mind the following:

  • Volume 1: "General Provisions for Developers" outlines the responsibilities of developers during the construction phase of their projects and how they should interpret the specifications.
  • The Contract Documents are not intended to be used for work where the owner is not the City.
  • The Design Chapters are not meant to be considered as rigid requirements. The City will be receptive to change in those cases where variations will achieve a better technical or economical solution. Indeed, consultants are encouraged to seek new and better solutions.
  • The Construction Specifications apply to new developments designed by consultants and constructed by contractors employed by private owners, as well as infrastructure development and rehabilitation projects designed and constructed by the City using its own forces, consultants or contractors.

Design Standards by Subject

Volume 1: General
Last updated May 2011

Volume 2: Roadways
Last updated May 2015

Volume 3: Drainage
Last updated March 2015

Volume 4: Water
Last updated March 2017

Volume 5: Landscaping (11MB)
Last updated June 2017

Street Lighting

Volume 7: Power
Last updated December 2010

Volume 8: Pavement Marking
Last updated April 2012

The standards will be updated as necessary and revisions will be posted on the website.

To promote continuous improvement, the City welcomes comments regarding either the format or content of the standards. Send your comments or enquiries to: development.coordination@edmonton.ca.

For More Information

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