Infill Construction Resources
This education package is for you and your subcontractors. The City of Edmonton is committed to welcoming new homes and more people into our city’s older neighbourhoods. With the support of neighbours of infill, your industry can help us achieve this goal. We have heard from neighbours that considerate construction is vital to the image of the construction industry and to a positive public outlook on homebuilding in older neighbourhoods. To help you meet your obligations for neighbourly construction and to follow regulations we have put together this package for you.
Additional Permits Every Infill Builder Needs:
On Street Construction and Maintenance (OSCAM) Permit:
An OSCAM permit is required for a variety of work on City road right-of-ways, including:
- All work that involves excavation of roadways, sidewalks, or boulevards.
- All work on freeways, river crossings, in the downtown core, or Whyte Avenue area.
- Non-excavation work that interferes with traffic flows on major roadways during the hours of 6-9am and/or 3:30-6:30pm, excluding weekends and holidays.
- Non-excavation work with a duration of more than four hours at any one location
- Multiple non-excavation work locations each less than 4 hours in duration, but closer than 250m apart are considered to be one location.
- Permits allowing bins to be temporarily placed on public road right-of-way will be incorporated into the OSCAM Permit process in the second quarter of 2019.
- The Temporary Crossing Permit (TCP), formerly the Temporary Construction Access Authorization Permit (TCAAP), will be issued with an OSCAM application to allow motorized equipment to cross a road right-of-way - such as a sidewalk to boulevard - to access a work site on private property
- Tree Shrub Hoarding, required for the protection of public trees (work site or temporary crossing within 5 metres of public trees)
- To apply for an OSCAM permit, visit edmonton.ca/oscampermit.
- use these to introduce yourself and your project to the neighbours
- refer to this guide for required permits, approval processes, regulations and best practices
- sign up for City newsletters to stay up to date on regulatory or process changes,workshops and information sessions
- learn about the role of City infill teams
- prepare for a new inspection process
- know what signs you need
- learn how to protect private trees
- understand how to protect public trees and meet requirements for boulevard crossing permits
- know who to call for building inspections
- print in poster size and post on site to remind your subcontractors of best construction practices
- understand the minimum clearance requirements for structures and overhead power equipment from power lines
- learn about incentives to retain mature trees
- free service offered by Development Officers