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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.

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

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

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

British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt Section

British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure - Coquihalla Highway – Hope to Merritt Section report cover tags: Roads and Associated Structures

The scope of the assessment encompassed the current design, construction, operation and management of this infrastructure as well as planned upgrades or major rehabilitation projects.

The Hope to Merritt section of the Coquihalla Highway, Hwy 5, in British Columbia was constructed between 1982 and 1986 through mountainous terrain bordered by the Fraser Delta to the West and the Cascade Mountain Range to the East.

The majority of the pavements for the Coquihalla Highway have undergone some form of rehabilitation and maintenance since initial construction in the 1980s. Since... click to learn more

British Columbia June 2010

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Claireville and G. Ross Water Control Dams

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Claireville and G. Ross Water Control Dams report cover tags: Dams, Water Resources

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is one of 38 Conservation Authorities in the province of Ontario. Its area of jurisdiction includes 3,467 square kilometres; 2,506 on land and 961 water-based. The TRCA owns and operates a number of large and small dams and flood control structures. The two large dams that are the subject of this study, the G. Ross Lord dam and Claireville Dam, located in the Don River watershed and in the Humber River watershed respectively, are actively operated structures whose operational procedures are integrated with the TRCA Flood Forecasting and Warning... click to learn more

Ontario June 2010

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

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

City of Edmonton Assessment for the Quesnell Bridge

tags: Bridges

This Quesnell Bridge case study was undertaken following the steps outlined in the PIEVC Engineering Protocol for Climate Change Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment (October 2007) (the Protocol) which was developed by PIEVC for the purpose of providing a uniform platform in assessing infrastructure vulnerability to climate change. The five major steps in the protocol guide the practitioner in defining the project parameters and gathering relevant information, then, subsequently, in performing qualitative and indicator analyses to identify whether vulnerability exists in certain... click to learn more

Alberta March 2008

Water Resources Public Infrastructure Vulnerability Assessment for Placentia, Newfoundland

tags: Coastal Structures, Water Resources

The Town of Placentia, Newfoundland, was chosen as the focus for one of the two water - resources case studies.

This case study centers on four pieces of infrastructure in the Town of Placentia, located on Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula and on the east coast of Placentia Bay. The community encompasses Dunville, which forms the northwestern section of the town and is connected to downtown by a lift bridge. The Placentia area is subject to frequent storms, which have caused serious flooding in low-lying locations.

Newfoundland and Labrador March 2008

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