Consultant guidelines and manuals

Guidelines, manuals and bulletins that outline requirements for consultants contracted by Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors.


Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors contracts often reference the following specifications and manuals. The contents within the manuals form the basis of the department’s expectations of service. Consultants working on Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors projects should be familiar with the contents within each.

Engineering consulting guidelines

The Engineering Consulting Guidelines form the basis of Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors' expectations and requirements of a consultant on a project.

Engineering drafting guidelines

To establish uniform standards and procedures to use when preparing various drawings for Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors projects, Engineering Drafting Guidelines have been developed.

Superseded Engineering drafting guidelines for highway and bridge projects (2002 to 2010):

  • Forward – Standard Procedure for Submittal of Plans
  • Section 1 – General Requirements, February 2005
  • Section 2 – Guidelines for Bridge Projects, February 2005
  • Section 3 – Guidelines for Highway Projects, July 2003
  • Section 4 – Guidelines for Aggregate Projects, January 2011
  • Section 5 – Appendices, October 2004

Consulting and construction contracts

Documents intended to clarify or supplement information contained in the above manuals can be found on the following pages:

Consulting projects

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Jennifer Smid
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