Specifications are published in an eight OPS volumes format:

Municipal and Provincial Common

OPS Volume 1 General and Construction Specifications

OPS Volume 2 Material Specifications

OPS Volume 3 Drawings for Roads, Barriers, Drainage, Sanitary Sewers, Watermains, and Structures

OPS Volume 4 Drawings for Electrical Work

Provincial-Oriented

OPS Volume 5 MTO General Conditions of Contract and General & Construction Specifications

OPS Volume 6 Material Specifications

Municipal-Oriented

OPS Volume 7 OPS General Conditions of Contract and General & Construction Specifications

OPS Volume 8 Material Specifications

Note: See the News and Activities area for an explanation of the revised OPS process, the eight-volume format, twice-a-year publishing, and access to the Ontario Provincial Standards. New title pages, cover/spine inserts, and manual revision records are accessible below.

YOU SHOULD REGISTER YOUR OPS MANUALS AND CDs

Users of OPS do not receive notices of OPS updates as they have in the past. Methods of notification from Publications Ontario for the future are being investigated, and you will be informed of them as they become available. In the interim, an email will be sent to OPS users who have registered their OPS manuals and CDs with OPS.

Owners of OPS manuals, who have not yet done so, are requested to register their OPS hard-copy manuals and CDs with Amanda Rodek. The registration form and submission instructions are available on the OPS website (www.ops.on.ca), Miscellaneous Info, OPS Forms.

Additional Information

New Title Pages - Volumes 1-8 print on 8.5x11 paper

Binders for OPS: Blue, Three D-Ring 3' for volumes 1 and 3, and 2.5' for volumes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. The binders can be purchased at office supply stores.

New Cover/Spine Inserts – Vol 1-8 print on 11x17 paper, cut to fit.

Binders for OPS: Blue, Three D-Ring 3' for volumes 1 and 3, and 2.5' for volumes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. The binders can be purchased at office supply stores.

New Manual Revision Records – Vol 1-8 print on 8.5X11 paper.