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Road Contractors and consultants

There are a number of policy and specification manuals that are important to contractors and consultants who perform work for The City of Calgary.

Cover of Temporary Traffic Control Manual
 
Temporary Traffic Control Manual

The Temporary Traffic Control Manual is intended as a practical working reference to be used by private contractors, consultants, utility companies and City personnel. Uniform standards and procedures are set out in this manual and will be adhered to when working on or adjacent to roadways under the jurisdiction of The City of Calgary. Includes information on working on City right-of-ways, performance guidelines, traffic control devices and incident/emergency procedures.

Temporary Traffic Control Guidelines for Pedestrians (2017)

The safety and mobility of pedestrians, cyclists and motorists must be considered in the design, set-up and operation of a temporary traffic control situation. The focus of the Pedestrian Temporary Traffic Control Guidelines manual is to accommodate pedestrians on roads posted at 50 km per hour or less.

Standard Specifications Roads Construction

The Standard Specifications for Road Construction indicates the minimum standards for the design and construction / rehabilitation of road infrastructure owned by The City of Calgary. The document serves as a standard reference and is consistent with the current practice. Certain modifications necessary to suit the requirements of a specific project are generally specified in the contract as supplementary specifications or special provisions.

2012 version

2015 version 

Force Account Rates

The Force Account Rates include work not specified in the Contract or of a class not included in the Contract but is required to achieve the intent or scope of the Contract. All rates shall be approved by the Engineer prior to the commencement of any Force Account Work. If, in the opinion of the Engineer, there is no applicable Contract unit price, then all labour, equipment and material will be paid for as detailed in this document, or at the new unit prices agreed to by both the Engineer and the Contractor as per Clauses G.C.6.2.a and G.C.6.2.b in the Standard General Conditions.

Roads Business Unit ISO 14001 Registration Certified

Organizations that achieve ISO 14001 registration demonstrate (through independent verifier) that they have a sound environmental policy, they have an effective environmental management system to support their policy, they are committed to complying with or exceeding environmental legislation and protecting the environment, and they are committed to continually improving their environmental performance.

Environmental Construction Operations (ECO) Plan Framework

The purpose of the Environmental Constructions Operations (ECO) Plan Framework is to provide instructions to contractors and consultants on ECO Plan development. An ECO Plan is a contractor’s plan for the identification and mitigation of potential environmental impacts that may occur as a result of their activities and may be required by The City of Calgary before work begins. The Framework is meant to help contractors and consultants streamline the process of filing an ECO Plan and contains the ECO Plan checklist which must be completed.

Gravel and asphalt material for sale

The City of Calgary's Asphalt Plant produces and supplies gravel and asphalt for use in the construction and maintenance of roadwork, paving and utility repairs. The plant is capable of producing up to 240 tonnes per hour of various mixes for paving work. The plant is open 12 months of the year, seven days a week, and is the only source of hot mix asphalt in Calgary during the winter months. The plant provides products primarily to City crews, but due to its centralized location, also makes its products available for purchase to private contractors.