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.

Climate risk assessment of combined sewers, stormwater and wastewater water systems

tags: Stormwater, Wastewater

Assessment information available soon.

Quebec

Climate risk assessment of three highway segments

tags: Roads and Associated Structures

Assessment information available soon.

British Columbia

Three Newfoundland and Labrador Infrastructure Case Studies

Three Newfoundland and Labrador Infrastructure Case Studies - presentation cover tags: Bridges, Buildings, Coastal Structures, Wastewater, Water Resources

Risk assessment of three Newfoundland and Labrador infrastructure case studes: A bridge in Corner Brook, Stormwater infrastructure in Goulds, and a high school in Placentia.

Newfoundland and Labrador June 2014

Mine Access Roads in Northern Canada - Economic Implications of Climate Change

Mine Access Roads in Northern Canada - Economic Implications of Climate Change report cover tags: Roads and Associated Structures

Note: This project used the PIEVC Protocol for various parts of the work, as well as additional surrounding work. An example of how the PIEVC Protocol can be integrated into large projects of wider scope.

This study evaluates the climate-related vulnerabilities and related costs and benefits of the Tibbitt to Contwoyto Winter Road (TCWR), a mine access road built mainly over frozen lakes in the northeastern region of the Northwest Territories (NWT). The TCWR is the main access road for three active diamond mines, as well as one that will be active in the next year,... click to learn more

Yukon June 2012

Ontario's Electrical Transmission Sector - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Ontario's Electrical Transmission Sector - Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment report cover tags: Electrical Distribution, Electrical Transmission

Conducted over the 2013-2015 time period, the study was overseen by the Power System Planning staff of the Ontario Power Authority, since amalgamated with Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), and made use of the PIEVC Protocol, an Engineers Canada-developed engineering vulnerability assessment tool.

Ontario July 2015

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

Assessment of the Union Water Supply System

Assessment of the Union Water Supply System report cover tags: Potable Water

The Union Water Supply System (UWSS) is a municipal water supply system that is jointly owned by the Ontario municipalities of Leamington, Kingsville, Essex and Lakeshore. The UWSS is governed by a joint board of management that consists of board members from each of the four owner municipalities. Day to day administration of the system is led by the UWSS General Manager. The system is operated under contract by the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA). Treated water from UWSS is supplied to the four owner municipalities for local distribution to residents and businesses. The following maps... click to learn more

Ontario May 2013

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

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

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

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