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)
The Municipal Engineers Association is working will be offering the OPS-101 Training Course in April 19-20, 2021. For more details, go to the EVENTS & TRAINING page.
Request for Comments
- The OPS Structures Committee strived to create OPSS.MUNI 909 in a manner that would provide high-quality pre-cast prestressed elements while ensuring that the parameters for manufacture would be achievable to experienced pre-casters.
The Committee recently received feedback regarind difficulty of attracting multiple quotes from pre-casters.
The OPS Structures Committee appreciates your feedback on this important matter, please CLICK HERE to read more and to provide your feedback.
- The OPS Structures Committee will be converting and publishing OPSS.1204 (Material Specification for Polyvinyl Chloride Waterstops) from a Common (COMM) specification to Municipal (MUNI) specification in November 2021. The Committee is reaching out to MEA members to request your technical expertise and feedback on the subject matter.
CLICK HERE! to review the standard and consider whether there are any sections in the standard that are no longer valid, or that would create obstacles in any related contracts or projects. If there are any additional specifications that should be referenced to meet industry demand, any new technologies from which this standard would benefit, or any general comments or concerns, please reach out to the Structures Committee Chair, John Stephenson, before May 1, 2021.
John can be reached at: JStephenson@regionofwaterloo.ca
- 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
- The OPS Pavement Committee is asking for comments and feedback on their upcoming 2020-2021 work plan. The Committee will be reviewing and updating the noted OPSS and OPSD in the attachment during this time period.