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.

Government of Northwest Territories - Highway 3 west of Yellowknife

Government of Northwest Territories - Highway 3 west of Yellowknife report cover tags: Roads and Associated Structures

The Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) has developed a standardized protocol to assess the vulnerability of Canada’s public infrastructure to climate change. Case studies have been carried out to date across Canada, testing and calibrating this protocol on various infrastructures. This report presents the results of the case study undertaken for a 100 km section of Northwest Territories’ Highway 3 located between Behchoko (Rae-Edzo) and Yellowknife (km 240 to km 333). The principal objective of this vulnerability assessment is to quantify how climate change... click to learn more

Northwest Territories August 2011

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

Infrastructure Ontario/Ministry of Infrastructure - Three public buildings

Infrastructure Ontario/Ministry of Infrastructure - Three public buildings  report cover tags: Buildings

Golder Associates, with Morrison Hershfield (the Consultants), have performred a Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment study in alignment with the protocol developed by the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC), for Infrastructure Ontario (IO). This study brought together experts in building systems engineering, energy, water, climate, cultural heritage and other key disciplines, who worked with IO's project team, facility stakeholders, Engineers Canada and Environmnet Canda, to complete this vulnerability assessment.

The study focused on three... click to learn more

Ontario June 2012

City of Calgary Potable Water Collection, Treatment and Distribution System

City of Calgary Potable Water Collection, Treatment and Distribution System report cover tags: Water Resources

The City of Calgary (The City), in cooperation with Engineers Canada, embarked on a project to assess the potential vulnerability of its water supply infrastructure to climate change. This vulnerability assessment was conducted in partnership with Engineers Canada (the business name for the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers), who has established the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) to oversee a national engineering assessment of the vulnerability of Canadian public infrastructure to changing climatic conditions.

Alberta May 2011

City of Toronto Study of Three Road Culverts

City of Toronto Study of Three Road Culverts report cover tags: Roads and Associated Structures

The City of Toronto owns over one hundred and fifty large culverts with diameters larger than 3 metres, and countless smaller culverts, all of which are affected in some way by changes in the climate. The collapse of the Finch Avenue culvert during the August 19, 2005 storm event highlights the importance of these pieces of infrastructure. The subsequent reconstruction of the culvert, utilities and roadway directly cost the City millions of dollars and the closure of Finch Avenue for 14 months caused immeasurable social and financial impacts to affected residents and businesses within the... click to learn more

Ontario December 2011

British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - Yellowhead Hwy 16

British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - Yellowhead Hwy 16 report cover tags: Roads and Associated Structures

The British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is responding to issues of climate variability in its highway design, operation and maintenance processes by undertaking
pilot climate change engineering vulnerability assessments of highway segments within the Province of British Columbia. The assessments evaluate highway structures in different geographical areas and climate regimes, given forecast changes in climate conditions. The goal is to understand how climate variability may impact current highway structures, and to prepare and adjust design, operation and... click to learn more

British Columbia April 2011

Évaluation de la ville de Trois-Rivières du réseau de collecte des eaux pluviales

Évaluation de la ville de Trois-Rivières du réseau de collecte des eaux pluviales report cover tags: Stormwater, Wastewater

(Available in French only)

Le changement climatique expose les infrastructures canadiennes à des conditions pour lesquelles elles n’ont pas été conçues à l’origine. Cela peut réduire leur durée de vie utile et entraîner des pertes économiques, des perturbations dans la vie et les habitudes quotidiennes des Canadiens, en plus d’augmenter les risques pour la santé et la sécurité publiques, sans oublier l’environnement.
Les ingénieurs se fient traditionnellement aux données historiques pour concevoir des infrastructures durables, sécuritaires et fiables mais il leur faut aujourd’... click to learn more

Quebec March 2012

Assessment of University of Saskatchewan Current Engineering Building and New Addition

tags: Buildings

In early 2011, the University of Saskatchewan (U of S), in cooperation with Engineers Canada, embareked on a joint-funded project to assess the potential vulnerability of the Engineering Building to climate change. Associated Engineering (AE) was retained to conduct the ristk assessment and report on the impacts that future climate change may have on the exisiting engineering building as well as on a proposed building expansion.

The objective of this study was to idnetify the components of the existing building and proposed expansion that are at risk of failure, damage and/or... click to learn more

Saskatchewan March 2012

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