OPS

Ontario Provincial Standards for Roads and Public Works (OPS) manages the development and production of construction drawings, construction and material specifications to facilitate harmony and standardization in the design, tendering and construction of roads and public works accross Ontario. Established in 1984, OPS is owned jointly by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and the Municipal Engineers Association, and  of equal importance is the involvement and support of many other organizations representing contractors, consulting engineers, manufacturers, and their associations.
OPS Website (CLICK HERE)


OPS-101 Course

The Municipal Engineers Association will be offering the OPS-101 Training Course in October 18-19, 2021. For more details, go to the EVENTS & TRAINING page.


 

Request for Comments

Consider the following when submitting your comments:

  • Are there section(s) in this standard that are no longer valid?
  • Are there any new technologies or methodologies that you would like the committee to consider?
  • Are there any section(s) in this document that are not clear in their intent?
  • Do you know of any specific sections that typically cause disagreement(s) between municipalities and contractors?
  • Do you have any recommendations for the committee in general?
  • Are there additional standards that should be referenced to meet industry demand? And if so, which ones?
  • Are the References shown (e.g. CSA, ASTM, etc.) up to date?
  1. The OPS Specialty Committees 
    are starting work on their 2022 Workplans and need your feedback on the standards included in the Workplan. 

    STANDARDS TO BE REVIEWED:
    CLICK HERE!

    DEADLINE: Comments should be sent back to Fahad Shuja via email (Fahad@ogra.org) by no later than September 30th, 2021.​

     
  2. The OPS Environmental Committee is currently in the process of updating OPSS.MUNI 180, General Specification For The Management Of Excess Materials, in order to reflect the requirements of O.Reg 406/19 for On-Site and Excess Soil Management under the Environmental Protection Act.
    CLICK HERE!
    to view the list of standards included in the work plan.
    If you have feedback regarding use of this specification, please send comments to Don Kudo - Chair of OPS Environmental Committee; donk@Wellington.ca
     
  3. The OPS Watermains Committee is in the process of creating a new standard(s) covering the topic of "Table of Restrained Lengths for Ductile Iron and PVC Watermain Pipe". if your municipality has local standards and/or drawings on the topic, please forward them to Paolo.Masaro@Richmondhill.ca 

 

Volunteer

To volunteer on OPS or other MEA committees, please CLICK HERE!