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Calgary Approvals Coordination publications

​Calgary Approvals Coordination​ catalogues and distributes technical specifications and engineering design manuals from across the City of Calgary engineering divisions.

The City of Calgary will no longer print and sell hard copy specifications. Users are encouraged to explore the benefits of the digital specifications before printing hard copies.

Technical specifications

Standard specifications​ for Water construction

Version Effective date Addenda
Water Construction 2016 ​2016-04-11 to present ​Amendment 2016
Sheet 49
​Proximity guidelines 2015 ​2015-03-25
​Major Project Construction Sign​
​Contractor free standing construction sign – template
​Contractor free standing construction sign – instructions​

Standard specifications for sewer construction

Version Effective date Addenda
Sewer construction 2016 ​2016-05-06 to present Sanitary Deep Manhole 2016
​​​Amendment 2016
Sheet 8
Sheet 8A
​Sheet 8B
Sheet 15
​​Sheet 17
​​Sheet 18
​​Sheet 54
Sewer construction 2015
Proximity guidelines 2015 ​​​2015-03-25

Standard specifications for roads construction

Version Effective date Addenda
Roads construction 2015 (Current)

2015

​Roads construction 2012 ​2012
Roads construction 2010 (Superseded) 2010-02-15 to
2012-01-30

Standard specifications for landscape construction

Version Effective date Addenda
Landscape construction 2013 (Current) 2013
Landscape construction 2012 (Superseded)

2012

Landscape construction 2011 (Superseded) 2011
Landscape construction 2010 (Superseded)

2010-02-15 to
2011-03-15

Standard specifications for street lighting construction

Version Effective date Addenda
Street lighting construction 2006 (Current) 2006-01-01 to present
​Street lighting material catalogue 2016

Design manua​ls and guidelines

Design guidelines for subdivision servicing

Version Effective date Addenda
Design guidelines for subdivision servicing 2014 2014, November to present
Design guidelines for subdivision servicing 2012 (Current) 2012-01-01 to November 2014 Addendum 1 (2012-05-09) - Emergency access to private sites
Water pressure zone map ​2015-05-20
Water pressure zone profile ​2015-04-01
Design guidelines for subdivision servicing 2004 (Superseded) 2004-02-01 Addendum 1 (2011-04-01) - Flushing velocities and Manning's 'N'

Design guidelines for Development Site Servicing Plans (DSSP)

Version Effective date Addenda
​Development Site Servicing Plan DSSP 2015 (Current) ​2015-01-01
Development Site Servicing Plan (DSSP) 2012 2012-08-31
Development Site Servicing Plan (DSSP) 2008 (Superseded) 2008-02-01
Development Site Servicing Plan (DSSP) Complete Application Requirement List (CARL) (revised 2013-02-15) 2012-07-30
Development Site Servicing Plan (DSSP) circulation stamp
DSSP circulation stamp (.dwg)
DSSP circulation stamp (.dgn)
2012-11-15

Waste and Recycling Services requirements

Version Effective date Addenda
Development Reviews: Design Standards for the Storage and Collection of Recyclable Materials and Waste 2015-06-17

Wastewater lift stations​

​Version Effecti​ve date
​Wastewater Lift Station Design Guidelines​​ ​2016-11-02

​Servicing guidelines for new single family / semi-detached / duplex dwellings in the developed area

Version Effective date Addenda
Residential grades Complete Application Requirement List (CARL) 2012-08-31
​Residential water services reuse guideline ​2016-04-4

Design and construction of sewer pipe

Version Effective date Addenda
Standard practice for design and construction of flexible thermoplastic sewer pipe 2009-07-30 to present
Standard Practice for Design and Construction of Rigid Gravity Sewer Pipe 2009-07-30 to present

Consulting engineers field services guidelines

Version Effective date Addenda
Consulting engineers field services guidelines 2012 (Current)
Consulting engineers field services guidelines forms
2012
Consulting engineers field services guidelines 2004 2004

Stormwater management design manual

Version Effective date Addenda
Stormwater management and design 2011

Guidelines for erosion and sediment control

Version Effective date Addenda
Erosion and sediment control guidelines 2011 (Current) 2011-12-01 to present
Erosion and sediment control guidelines 2001 (Superseded) 2001 to
2011-12-01

Field manual for effective erosion and sediment control

Version Effective date Addenda
Erosion and sediment control field manual 2011 (Current) 2011-12-01 to present
Erosion and sediment control field manual 2001 (Superseded) 2001 to
2011-12-01

Design guidelines for street lighting

Version Effective date Addenda
Design guidelines for street lighting 2016 (Current) present

Design guidelines for City of Calgary funded buildings

Version Effective date Addenda
Design guidelines for City of Calgary funded buildings 2010
Design guidelines for fire stations 2011

Other publications

Access Design Standards​

Standard block profile specifications for CAD and manual formats

Version Effective date Addenda
Block profile 2008 (Current) 2008-01-01 to Present

Bylaws

Version Effective date Addenda
The Utility Site Servicing bylaw January 1, 2012
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