The Kansas City Metropolitan Chapter of the American Public Works Association maintains a comprehensive set of construction specifications and design criteria for public works construction projects in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Individual sections are updated on a periodic basis by committees of chapter members and industry representatives. The specifications were written to provide good quality infrastructure using locally available materials whenever possible, and at a cost made lower by the use of a common specification.
These documents are used in whole or part by a majority of the public agencies in the Kansas City Metropolitan area. You do not have to be a member of APWA to purchase or use the documents. Many private agencies utilize the Kansas City Metropolitan APWA specifications for private construction, and many copies have been sold to agencies outside the Kansas City Metropolitan area. Please note that it is the Policy of the KC Metro Chapter of APWA to protect the integrity of these documents and editable files (Word or CADD formats) are not released to either a Private or Public entity.
If you have an interest in serving on a specification committee or have other questions regarding the specifications or design criteria, please contact Mike Anderson, P.E. at Michael.Anderson@CityOfLS.net
(Available for downloading as Adobe Acrobat files, in many cases they are large files that will take some time to download (consider right-clicking, then select "Save Target as..." and save the file to your computer for subsequent viewing. Please be patient. Especially where the file size is larger than several megabytes nothing may appear in your browser for several minutes. Also consider downloading and installing the latest version of Adobe Acrobat - later versions allow you to view the file as it is being downloaded.)
Section 5100 - Site Work and Erosion and Sediment Control (9/2010 388 kb) Section 5200 - Streets (4/1996 1.93 mb) Section 5250 was eliminated from the specifications by a vote of membership on December 14, 2018. The AC index information was no longer available to APWA and so the section was not current. If the index is used in a contract, Contractor or supplier may need to provide data. Section 5300 - Incidental Construction and Local Bicycle Facility Design Guidance (12/2002 1.85 mb) Section 5500 - Sanitary Sewers and Appurtenances (4/1996 1.17 mb) Section 5600 - Storm Drainage Systems & Facilities (2/16/2011 5.0 mb) Storm Drainage BMP Manual - Reference Best Management Practices (12/2012 13.3 mb)
Major revisions are to be done by committee. However, minor revisions can be requested by individuals. The request should be forwarded to Michael.Anderson@CityOfLS.net for consideration. Anonymous requests will not be considered and only Chapter members can make requests. Revisions requested will undergo review by the Standard and Specifications Committees and approved (for minor revisions) or forwarded for a vote of approval by the chapter membership (major revisions).