Assessments

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A collection of successful PIEVC assessments from across various regions, infrastructure types and scopes. Click on the titles for further details on these projects.

Study of the potable water system and source water for the City of Trois Rivieres

Study of the potable water system and source water for the City of Trois Rivieres cover tags: Potable Water

Le présent mandat fait partie d’une entente entre la Ville de Trois-Rivières, propriétaire et exploitante de ce réseau, et l’organisme Ouranos, qui pilote le projet.

L’objectif de l’étude consistera donc à déterminer la vulnérabilité aux changements climatiques du système d’approvisionnement et de distribution en eau potable de la Ville de Trois-Rivières (usine de traitement, puits et prise d’eau, réseau d’aqueduc), pour améliorer la conception et l’opération des ouvrages dans le cadre de la gestion en cas d’événements climatiques soudains ou prolongés. L’analyse touchera la demande... click to learn more

Quebec April 2013

Unama'ki Water and Wastewater Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation

tags: Potable Water, Stormwater, Wastewater

Assessment summary coming soon.

Nova Scotia

Assessment of Highway Infrastructure – City of Miramichi

Assessment of Highway Infrastructure – City of Miramichi report cover tags: Roads and Associated Structures

Miramichi. like most Canadian communities, is being impacted by a changing climate. Increases in both temperature and precipitation are resulting in sea-level rise, coastal erosion and increased intensity and frequency of storm-surge events. Miramichi, which is in a tidal zone, is presently experiencing flooding during extreme precipitation events. The resulting climate change related impacts are having significant negative economic and socio-economic impacts on Miramichi. In May 2012. the Province of New Brunswick, through the Enviromnental Trust Fund (ETF), awarded Miramichi funding to... click to learn more

New Brunswick March 2013

Assessment of Toronto Pearson Airport Infrastructure

Assessment of Toronto Pearson Airport Infrastructure report cover tags: Airport Infrastructure

The GTAA decided to undertake an engineering vulnerability assessment of infrastructure in the context of both the existing climate and future climate change using the PIEVC Protocol. The Protocol is a step-by-step process to conduct an engineering vulnerability asessment on infrastructure due to climate change.

Potential issues and concerns arising from changing climate:

  • Airport infrastructure is considered vulnerable to the types of weather related stresses that will be exacerbated by climate change;
  • Climate change could threaten airport infrastructure;
  • ... click to learn more
Ontario August 2014

Government of Northwest Territories Thermosyphon Foundations in Warm Permafrost

tags: Buildings

Passive cooling by means of pressured heat exchange pipes was developed in Alaska by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1965 to preserve foundations in ‘warm’ permafrost. It has been widely applied in Alaska, northern Canada and Russia to preserve and cool permafrost. The original simple 20mm vertical pipe with a radiator in the air has evolved into other designs that include: thermopiles, sloped pipe thermosyphons and flat loop evaporator pipe (flat loop) thermosyphons. The flat loop thermosyphon was developed and field tested in Canada in 1994 to allow the construction of buildings... click to learn more

Northwest Territories February 2008

City of Sudbury Road Infrastructure Assessement

City of Sudbury Road Infrastructure Assessement cover tags: Roads and Associated Structures

This project was undertaken with support from the Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Program, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan and Engineers Canada). To meet the climate change challenge, Engineers Canada and its partners have established the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) involving all three levels of government and nongovernmental organizations.

The City of Greater Sudbury was selected as a case study in the roads and associated structures category. Dennis Consultants and Hydro-Com Technologies, divisions of R.V. Anderson Associates, conducted... click to learn more

Ontario March 2008

Government of Canada Tunney’s Pasture Campus

Government of Canada Tunney’s Pasture Campus cover tags: Buildings

The Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee identified buildings as one of four priority classes of infrastructure for consideration using the First National Engineering Vulnerability Assessment to gauge vulnerability and adaptability of infrastructure to climate change.

Three buildings – one low-rise and two high-rise – at Tunney’s Pasture Campus in Ottawa were assessed in this case study. The Sustainable Development Group of HOK Architects of Ottawa conducted the case study.

Ontario June 2008

District of Shelburne New Sewage Treatment Plant

District of Shelburne New Sewage Treatment Plant report cover tags: Stormwater, Wastewater

This case study is unique in that the PIEVC Protocol has been applied at the pre-design stage of the project, rather than conducting the assessment after the infrastructure has been constructed. It has also been applied in this instance to a small wastewater treatment plant in a rural community, with a view to learn about the scalability of the Protocol and to develop recommendations for how it can best be used to assess other infrastructure of a similar scale.

The Sandy Point Sewage Treatment Plant was originally constructed in 1969 to provide primary wastewater treatment to a... click to learn more

Nova Scotia August 2011

City of Castlegar Stormwater Treatment System

City of Castlegar Stormwater Treatment System report cover tags: Stormwater

The Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC), established by Engineers Canada, has developed an assessment protocol and is currently creating case studies throughout the country. This report has been prepared for the City of Castlegar (the City) as one of the deliverables required by the Version 9 – April 2009 PIEVC Engineering Protocol for Climate Change Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment.

Using the Protocol the team was able to conduct a vulnerability risk assessment of the City’s stormwater infrastructure to determine which components may be... click to learn more

British Columbia October 2010

Town of Prescott Sanitary Sewer System

Town of Prescott Sanitary Sewer System report cover tags: Stormwater, Wastewater

For this particular study, the Town of Prescott and Engineers Canada agreed to partner and co-fund an engineering vulnerability assessment of the Town of Prescott’s sanitary sewage system in the context of both the existing climate and future climate change, using the PIEVC Protocol (version 9, April 2009). The main objective of this assessment and pilot study was to identify components of the sanitary sewage system which are at increased risk of failure, damage, deterioration, reduced operational effectiveness, and/or reduced life cycle from potential future changes in climate.... click to learn more

Ontario June 2011

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