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Engineering Standards

The city has a comprehensive set of engineering standards and design criteria to ensure quality and uniformity of the public improvements constructed in Carlsbad. All public improvements constructed within the city are required to comply with these city standards.


Revision Listing Carlsbad Engineering Standards - Revision History (04/02/2014)

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Volume 1 - General Design Standards

Cover & Table of Contents (11/21/12)

Chapter 1 - General Design Criteria (11/30/09)
Chapter 2 - Standards for the Digital Submittal of Maps and Plans (2/24/12)
Chapter 3 - Public Street and Traffic Standards (11/30/09)
Chapter 4 - Private Street and Driveway Standards (11/30/09)
Chapter 5 - Drainage and Storm Drain Standards (6/30/04)
Chapter 6 - Design Criteria for Gravity Sewer Lines and Appurtenances (6/30/08)
Chapter 7 - Grading, Site Drainage and Low Impact Development Standards (3/24/08)

Volume 2 - Potable and Recycled Water Standards

Cover & Table of Contents (12/20/13)

Chapter 1 - General Requirements (6/30/08)
Chapter 2 - Rules and Regulations for Use of Recycled Water (6/30/08)
Chapter 3 - Design Procedures and Guidelines (11/30/09)
Chapter 4 - Construction Inspection Procedures (6/30/08)
Chapter 5 - Requirements for Onsite Recycled Water Systems (6/30/08)
Appendix A - List of Abbreviations (6/30/04)
Appendix B - Definitions (6/30/04)
Appendix C - Approved Materials List (12/20/13)

Volume 3 - Standard Drawings and Specifications

Cover & Table of Contents (12/20/13)

Chapter 1 - Carlsbad Standard Drawings (2/21/12)
Chapter 2 - Modifications to San Diego Regional Standard Drawings (6/30/08)
Chapter 3 - Standard Title Sheets (3/17/09)
Chapter 4 - Potable and Recycled Water Standard Drawings Part 1 (2/21/12)
Chapter 4 - Potable and Recycled Water Standard Drawings Part 2 (2/21/12)
Chapter 5 - Sample Drawings (6/30/04)
Chapter 6 - Construction Specifications (12/20/13)
Single sheet post-construction BMP exhibit

Single sheet post-construction BMP exhibit (pdf format)
Standard Titlesheets DWG Format
Standard Titlesheets DXF Format
ROS_NAD83_DWG
 

Volume 4 - Storm Water Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Cover & Table of Contents (1/14/11)

Chapter 1 - Storm Water Standards Manual Introduction (1/14/11)
Chapter 2 - Standard Urban Storm Water Mitigation Plan (SUSMP) (1/14/11)
Chapter 3 - Construction SWPPP Standards and Requirements (6/4/08)