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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 1100 - General Conditions (2/2017 365 kb)
Template - APWA Specification Template (2/2017 52 kb)
Library - Local Agency Documents
Design Guidance Documents
BMP Manual Addendum (Posted 8/2017)
August 2009 Storm Drainage BMP Manual - (8/2009 29MB)
Major revisions are to be done by committee. However, minor revisions can be requested by individuals. The request should be forwarded to Mark Montgomery at Mark.Montgomery@kcmo.org 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).