Évaluations

Évaluations

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

Six Lower Mainland RP-1 Buildings Climate Change Risk Assessment

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Buildings

Our review indicated that several buildings are presently experiencing issues related to overheating due to higher summer temperatures, flooding from heavy precipitation and air quality during forest fire season. Click to learn More...

April 2021

Esquimalt Graving Dock Climate Change Risk Assessment Executive Summary

Catégorie d’infrastructure : coastal structures

To ensure reliable and ongoing repair, maintenance and refit services, Public Service and Procurement Canada (PSPC) completed a Climate Change Risk Assessment following the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Engineering Protocol to identify infrastructure and operational vulnerabilities due to climate change and extreme weather events at Esquimalt Graving Click to learn More...

March 2021

GOVERNMENT OF NORTHWEST TERRITORIES ASSESSMENT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON INFRASTRUCTURE IN ALL NWT COMMUNITIES

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Airport Infrastructure Bridges Buildings recreational lands and nature based structures Roads and Associated Infrastructure

The Government of NWT engaged WSP Canada to conduct a high level climate change vulnerability assessment using the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol. The vulnerability assessment included every type of municipal infrastructure within the boundaries of the 33 communities of NWT (over 1900 interactions), including civil, parks and facilities, buildings, fuel storage and power facilities. In addition to the application of the Protocol, WSP provided risk Click to learn More...

February 2021

Étude des vulnérabilités aux impacts climatiques de l’édifice situé au 330 Gare du Palais, Ville de Québec

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Buildings

Dans le cadre de la Stratégie fédérale de développement durable (SFDD) 2016-2019, le gouvernement du Canada a pris l’engagement de réduire les émissions de GES de 17 % d’ici 2020 et de 40 % d’ici 2030 par rapport au niveau de référence de 2005-2006. De plus, le plan d’activités de la Direction générale des biens immobiliers de Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada (SPAC) indique comme priorité par excellence les « Opérations d’écologisation du gouvernement Click to learn More...

August 2020

Étude des risques aux changements climatiques des installations de l’Aéroport des Îles-de-la-Madeleine Rapport d’évaluation des risques et mesures d’atténuation

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Buildings

Étude des risques aux changements climatiques des installations de l’Aéroport des Îles-de-la-Madeleine Rapport d’évaluation des risques et mesures Click to learn More...

May 2020

Belladune Port Authority Climate Change Risk Assessment Belladune, NB

Catégorie d’infrastructure : coastal structures

In the fall of 2019, BPA engaged CBCL Limited (CBCL) to complete a Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) for its facilities in Belledune, New Brunswick. The risk assessment follows Engineers Canada’s Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol, with adjustments tailored to the study. The PIEVC Protocol provides a risk assessment framework based on interactions between climate parameters and infrastructure assets and operational Click to learn More...

April 2020

Penticton Airport Climate Change Risk Assessment Report

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Airport Infrastructure

The objective of this project is to review and analyse the design and construction of the existing mechanical, electrical and transportation infrastructure against anticipated changes in climate parameters as a result of climate change specific to the Penticton Airport and surrounding regions. Based on this analysis, the Prism team assessed the engineering vulnerability of the identified infrastructure and provide recommendations that will support Transport Canada in their future planning and Click to learn More...

March 2020

Étude de vulnérabilité des infrastructures aux effets climatiques et météorologiques possibles – Shawinigan

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Buildings

Pour cette étude les professionnels, ingénieurs, architectes, architectes du paysage et expert en hydroclimatologie ont évalué l’impact des changements climatiques et météorologiques sur le bâtiment situé au 4695, boul. de Shawinigan-Sud à Shawinigan (Québec). Cette étude a été réalisée dans un contexte de prévention, mais aussi en ayant un objectif de réaliser une future reconstruction qui prendrait en considération l’impact climatique futur. Click to learn More...

March 2020

Étude de vulnérabilité des infrastructures aux effets climatiques et météorologiques possibles – Laval

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Buildings

Sommaire exécutif Pour cette étude les professionnels, ingénieurs, architectes, architectes du paysage et expert en hydroclimatologie ont évalué l’impact des changements climatiques et météorologiques sur le bâtiment situé au 1575 boulevard Chomedey à Laval (Québec). Cette étude a été réalisée dans un contexte de prévention, afin d’établir un plan de maintien d’actif. Click to learn More...

March 2020

Climate Change Risk Assessment Kasabonika Lake First Nation Infrastructure

Catégorie d’infrastructure : First Nations Infrastructure

Stantec Consulting Ltd. (Stantec) was requested to complete a climate risk assessment (CRA) of the Kasabonika Lake community infrastructure using the First Nation Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit (FNIRT), developed in partnership with Ontario First Nations Technical Service Corporation (OFNTSC). The objectives of the study are to:

  • Identify Kasabonika Lake infrastructure vulnerabilities to current and future weather events associated with the impacts of climate change.
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March 2020

Étude des vulnérabilités aux impacts climatiques de l’édifice situé au 3, Passage du Chien d’Or

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Buildings

Dans le cadre de la Stratégie fédérale de développement durable (SFDD) 2016-2019, le gouvernement du Canada a pris l’engagement de réduire les émissions de GES de 17 % d’ici 2020 et de 40 % d’ici 2030 par rapport au niveau de référence de 2005-2006. De plus, le plan d’activités de la Direction générale des biens immobiliers de Services publics et Approvisionnement Canada (SPAC) indique comme priorité par excellence les « Opérations d’écologisation du gouvernement Click to learn More...

February 2020

Transportation Assets Risk Assessments (TARA) – Wood Islands Ferry Terminal, PEI

Catégorie d’infrastructure : coastal structures

The Wood Islands Ferry Terminal is owned by Transport Canada and privately operated by Northumberland Ferries Limited. The ferry terminal facilitates travel from May to December between Wood Islands, PEI and Caribou, NS and has been transporting passengers since 1941. The ferry terminal facilitates up to 9 departures per day from each port during peak season. The cross provincial journey is serviced by the MV Confederation and the MV Holiday Island, roll on‐roll off (Ro‐Ro) Click to learn More...

January 2020

Transportation Assets Risk Assessments (TARA) to Climate Change – Souris Ferry Terminal, PEI

Catégorie d’infrastructure : coastal structures

The Souris Terminal is owned by Transport Canada and privately operated by Coopérative de Transport Maritime et Aérien (CTMA) Traversier who provides maritime and air transportation to the Îles‐de‐la‐ Madeleine. The ferry terminal facilitates year‐round travel between Souris, PEI and Cap‐aux‐Meules, Quebec on the Îles‐de‐la‐Madeleine and accommodates a total of more than 100,000 passengers each year. The ferry provides between 3 and 7 crossings every week depending Click to learn More...

January 2020

Transportation Assets Risk Assessments (TARA) to Climate Change – Saint John Ferry Terminal, New Brunswick

Catégorie d’infrastructure : coastal structures

The Saint John Ferry Terminal, commonly known as the Bay Ferries Terminal, is owned by Transport Canada and privately operated by Bay Ferries Limited. The ferry terminal facilitates year‐round travel between Saint John, NB and Digby, NS and sees approximately 140,000 people pass through its facility each year. The ferry service runs daily crossings, with two daily crossings during the peak season from June to October. The cross provincial journey is serviced by the MV Fundy Rose, a Click to learn More...

January 2020

Transportation Assets Risk Assessments (TARA) to Climate Change

Catégorie d’infrastructure : coastal structures

In the fall of 2018, Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of Transport Canada, hired a consulting Team led by CBCL Limited (CBCL) to perform high level Transportation Assets Risk Assessments (TARA) to Climate Change (CC) at key facilities across Atlantic Canada, including the study site. The risk assessment follows Engineers Canada’s Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol, with adjustments tailored to the study. The PIEVC Protocol Click to learn More...

January 2020

Transportation Assets Risk Assessments (TARA) to Climate Change – Cap-aux-Meules, Quebec

Catégorie d’infrastructure : coastal structures

In the fall of 2018, Public Works and Government Services Canada, on behalf of Transport Canada, hired a consulting Team led by CBCL Limited to perform high level Transportation Assets Risk Assessments (TARA) to Climate Change (CC) at key facilities across Atlantic Canada, including the study site. The risk assessment follows Engineers Canada’s Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol, with adjustments tailored to the study. The PIEVC Protocol Click to learn More...

January 2020

CITY OF VERNON STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE PIEVC ASSESSMENT REPORT

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Stormwater

In 2018, the City of Vernon engaged Urban Systems to complete a Drainage Infrastructure Prioritization Project (DIPP). The objective of this work is to prioritize investments and set sustainable levels of service for storm drainage. Subsequent to the initiation of this project, the City secured additional funds for a climate change vulnerability assessment of its stormwater management infrastructure. Noting that more severe rainstorms and freshet flows have already occurred, with varying Click to learn More...

January 2020

Xwu’nekw Park Sea Dike Climate Lens Resilience Assessment

Catégorie d’infrastructure : coastal structures First Nations Infrastructure

The District of Squamish was awarded a $4 million grant under Infrastructure Canada’s Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program to design and construct a new section of sea dike at Xwu’nekw Park in downtown Squamish. In accordance with the requirements of the grant funding, the District retained Kerr Wood Leidal Associates to complete a Climate Lens Resilience Assessment and used the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol to do so. The assessment Click to learn More...

December 2019

Transportation Assets Risk Assessments (TARA) to Climate Change

Catégorie d’infrastructure : coastal structures

The Digby Ferry Terminal, commonly known as the Bay Ferries Digby Terminal, is owned by Transport Canada and privately operated by Bay Ferries Limited. The ferry terminal facilitates year‐round travel between Digby, NS and Saint John, NB and sees approximately 140,000 people pass through its facility each year. The ferry service runs daily crossings, with two daily crossings during the peak season from June to October. The cross provincial journey is serviced by the MV Fundy Rose, a Click to learn More...

December 2019

Climate Change Impacts on Yellow Quill First Nation Infrastructure Yellow Quill First Nation, Saskatchewan

Catégorie d’infrastructure : First Nations Infrastructure

The Yellow Quill community has been susceptible to multiple episodes of flooding. Flooding in 2005 and 2006 prompted the community to complete extensive drainage improvements to mitigate further flooding (completed in 2007). In May 2018, Lori Bradford, an Assistant Professor in the School of Environment and Sustainability at the University of Saskatchewan and Myron Neapetung obtained a First Nations Adapt Program grant to investigate the community’s vulnerability to more frequent flooding Click to learn More...

December 2019

Summerside Solar and Storage Integration Project – Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Electrical Distribution Electrical Transmission

The City of Summerside is working with Samsung Renewable Energy to develop a community microgrid connected to the City’s distribution system. The microgrid combines 21 MWac/26 MWdc of solar photovoltaic (PV) generation with a 10 MW/20MWh battery system. The project is expected to generate 33,000 MWh per year in solar PV energy and reduce the City’s reliance on New Brunswick’s power grid from 58.2% to 37.4%, allowing Summerside to achieve a level of 62% of green energy for all its Click to learn More...

October 2019

Distribution System Climate Risk and Vulnerability Assessment – Hydro Ottawa

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Electrical Distribution Electrical Transmission

Over 330,000 residences and businesses in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman depend on Hydro Ottawa Limited (Hydro Ottawa) to supply continuous and reliable electrical service. In recent years, notably in 2018, Hydro Ottawa distribution infrastructure has been subjected to particularly extreme weather events that caused severe damages to their system. These events resulted in widespread outages and costly recoveries. In an effort to maintain reliable service in the coming Click to learn More...

September 2019

Altona Climate Resilience Assessment of Existing and Proposed Drainage Infrastructure

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Stormwater Wastewater

A climate change resilience assessment was undertaken for existing and proposed drainage infrastructure components in a commercial and residential area of the Town of Altona, Manitoba. The assessment was conducted using the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol of Engineers Canada and in accordance with Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens General Guidance, version Click to learn More...

September 2019

East Riverside Flood Risk Assessment

Catégorie d’infrastructure : coastal structures Stormwater

In recent years, the issue of flooding has increasingly become a major concern in the City of Windsor. Extreme rainfall events in 2016 and 2017 each caused significant flooding of local roads, homes, and businesses – with thousands of reports of flooding received by the City as a result of each event. In response, the Mayor initiated an 8-Point Plan in September 2017, aimed at addressing flooding problems in the City of Windsor. This plan included several measures aimed at upgrading the Click to learn More...

September 2019

Étude de la vulnérabilité aux changements climatiques de l’édifice René-Tremblay, à Matane Annexe A : Analyse des données climatiques

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Buildings

Étude de la vulnérabilité aux changements climatiques de l'édifice René-Tremblay, à Matane Annexe A : Analyse des données Click to learn More...

July 2019

CLIMATE RESILIENCE ASSESSMENT: TOWN OF FARO WATER, SEWER AND ROAD UPGRADES – PHASES 2 & 3

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Roads and Associated Infrastructure

The Town of Faro, located about 360 km North of Whitehorse is undergoing upgrades to its water, sewer, storm water and road infrastructure under the management of the Yukon Government – Community Services (YG-CS). The project is split into multi phases following the length of the construction season. Phase 1 is being built this summer (2019), while Phases 2 and 3 are not designed yet. Construction of Phases 2 and 3 will start next summer (2020) and will continue until end of construction Click to learn More...

June 2019

CLIMATE RESILIENCE ASSESSMENT: WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT, CONVEYANCE UPGRADES, OUTFALL UPGRADES & RESIDUALS HANDLING FACILITY, DISTRICT OF TOFINO

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Wastewater

The District of Tofino is undertaking significant upgrades to their wastewater infrastructure and commissioned WSP to conduct a Climate Lens Assessment for the Project which includes the construction of wastewater treatment plant, conveyance upgrades, outfall upgrades and a residuals handling facility. The Climate Lens Assessment consists of two parts, a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Mitigation Assessment and a Climate Resilience Assessment. This report provides the Climate Resilience Assessment for Click to learn More...

May 2019

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH)

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Buildings

A climate change vulnerability assessment was conducted for Nanaimo Regional General Hospital (NRGH) using the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) protocol version PG- 10.1. The protocol was devised to assess infrastructure vulnerability to changing climate parameters. This work consisted of identifying the potentially vulnerable infrastructure systems, determining possible climate change induced effects on relevant climatic parameters, and developing a risk Click to learn More...

March 2019

Saskatchewan Highway 6 and Highway 39 Corridor Improvements – Climate Change Risk and Vulnerability Assessment

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Roads and Associated Infrastructure

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure (the Ministry) retained Stantec to provide Owner’s Engineering Services related to corridor improvements on Highway 6 and Highway 39. As part of these services, the Ministry has engaged Stantec to lead a climate change risk and vulnerability assessment of the portions of Highway 6 and Highway 39 that are proposed to undergo corridor improvements in the coming years. This risk and vulnerability assessment include the current and Click to learn More...

March 2019

PIEVC High Level Climate Assessment on Community Flood Mitigation Project

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Stormwater

The City of Thunder Bay is in the process of developing a funding application for a Community Flood Mitigation Project that requires a Climate Change Resilience Assessment to support the application. To satisfy this assessment, a PIEVC High Level Screening Assessment will be completed. This assessment process meets the requirements of the funding, specifically related the Infrastructure Canada Climate Lens General Guidance requirements. The main objective of the mitigation project is to Click to learn More...

January 2019

DELTA FLOOD PROTECTION SYSTEM RISK ASSESSMENT

Catégorie d’infrastructure : coastal structures

The City of Delta engaged Stantec to lead a climate risk assessment of its flood protection system using Engineers Canada’s Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee’s (PIEVC) vulnerability assessment protocol (the Protocol). This assessment will help the City identify potential hazards to the system from current and future flood conditions, including the impacts of climate change over the next several decades. Results from this assessment will provide the City with Click to learn More...

October 2018

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON THE HOUSING INFRASTRUCTURE AT ONEIDA NATION OF THE THAMES

Catégorie d’infrastructure : First Nations Infrastructure

The Oneida Nation of the Thames is an Iroquois community in southern Ontario, home to 2,159 residents and with a total membership of 6,108. This report presents the results of a climate risk assessment of the housing infrastructure in the community. It provides a starting point for identifying specific assets and infrastructure that present the greatest risks in terms of service to the community, This result helps identify the assets that deserve a detailed analysis to ensure they can continue Click to learn More...

July 2018

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE AT MOOSE FACTORY

Catégorie d’infrastructure : First Nations Infrastructure

Moose Factory is a community on Moose Factory Island at the southern end of James Bay. A reserve belonging to the Moose Cree First Nation and with a population of 1,451 makes up the northern two-thirds of the island, while the Unorganized Cochrane District, with a population of 1,007, makes up the southern third of the island. This report presents the results of a climate risk assessment of Moose Factory’s water and wastewater infrastructure. It establishes a risk profile for the identified Click to learn More...

July 2018

PIEVC Assessment of Three City Parks – City of Mississauga

Catégorie d’infrastructure : recreational lands and nature based structures

The City of Mississauga (i.e., “the City”) has over 480 parks within its boundaries, ranging from small neighbourhood green spaces to large, multi-hectare parks containing numerous recreational facilities capable of hosting events numbering in the thousands of attendees. To better understand the potential current and future vulnerabilities of Mississauga’s city parks to impacts from severe weather and climate change, a climate change risk assessment was conducted focusing on three Click to learn More...

July 2018

Altona Climate Resilience Assessment of Existing and Proposed Drainage Infrastructure

Catégorie d’infrastructure : First Nations Infrastructure Stormwater Wastewater Water Resources

A climate change resilience assessment was undertaken for existing and proposed drainage infrastructure components in a commercial and residential area of the Town of Altona, Manitoba. The assessment was conducted using the Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol of Engineers Canada and in accordance with Infrastructure Canada’s Climate Lens General Guidance, version 1.1. The climate change resilience assessment concluded that Altona’s existing drainage Click to learn More...

June 2017

CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS ON WATER AND WASTEWATER INFRASTRUCTURE AT AKWESASNE

Catégorie d’infrastructure : First Nations Infrastructure Wastewater

Akwesasne is a First Nations community of approximately 12,300 people (2016) distributed over an area of 11,720 acres and governed by the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne (MCA). The community comprises three districts: Kawehno:ke (Cornwall Island, Ontario), Kana:takon (St. Regis, Quebec) and Tsi Snaihne (Snye, Quebec). The objectives of this PIEVC assessment were 1) to evaluate the vulnerability to climate changes of the water and wastewater infrastructure of the MCA, and provide recommendations on Click to learn More...

June 2017

GRAHAM CREEK STORMWATER INFRASTRUCTURE PIEVC STUDY

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Stormwater

Meetings with City of Ottawa staff from various departments were held on June 20 and 21, 2016 to present the PIEVC process and discuss potential candidate infrastructure for the study. The stormwater management infrastructure at Graham Creek was selected for the study by the City of Ottawa. The Graham Creek Storm Infrastructure (GCSI) consists of a series of stormwater structures along the old alignment of Graham Creek starting at West Hunt Club Road and discharging into the Ottawa River Click to learn More...

May 2017

INUVIK AIRPORT CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Airport Infrastructure

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) was retained by Transport Canada (TC) to carry out an assessment of northern airports and their vulnerability to climate change. As part of this work a climate change vulnerability assessment was carried out for Inuvik’s Mike Zubko Airport located in the continuous permafrost zone of the Northwest Territories in Canada. The assessment looked at a 30-year projected trends for the Inuvik region, which are based on historic climate data and climate projections Click to learn More...

May 2016

CHURCHILL AIRPORT CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Airport Infrastructure

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) was retained by Transport Canada (TC) to carry out an assessment of northern airports and their vulnerability to climate change. The climate change vulnerability assessment was carried out for the Churchill Airport located in the continuous permafrost zone of northern Manitoba, Canada. The assessment looked at a 30 year projected trends for the Churchill region, which are based on information from historic climate data and climate Click to learn More...

May 2016

CAMBRIDGE BAY AIRPORT CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Airport Infrastructure

BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) was commissioned by Transport Canada (TC) in partnership with the Government of Nunavut Territories and with Engineers Canada to apply the vulnerability assessment protocol to the Cambridge Bay Airport. The airport is located on Victoria Island, Nunavut, approximately 2.6 km west of the hamlet of Cambridge Bay, and is owned by the Government of Nunavut. It was constructed in the 1950s and is the only airport in Canada where jet aircraft land on a gravel Click to learn More...

May 2016

Évaluation de la vulnérabilité aux changements climatiques du réseau de drainage unitaire de Montréal

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July 2015

ONTARIO’S ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION SECTOR – CLIMATE CHANGE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

July 2015

ASSESSMENT OF TORONTO PEARSON AIRPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 assessment 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 Click to learn More...

August 2014

THREE NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR INFRASTRUCTURE CASE STUDIES

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Bridges Buildings coastal structures Stormwater 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 Click to learn More...

June 2014

CITY OF NELSON STORMWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Stormwater

The City of Nelson recognizes the importance of preparing for the potential impacts of future climate change, specifically relating to the effects of flooding and extreme rainfall events. As a participant in CBT's Communities Adapting to Climate Change Initiative (CACCI), the City identified the possibility of vulnerabilities in their stormwater infrastructure and engaged focus to further assess the system using the Engineers Canada Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee Click to learn More...

February 2014

Union Water Supply System Climate Risk Assessment

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Potable Water Water Resources

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 Click to learn More...

May 2013

STUDY OF THE POTABLE WATER SYSTEM AND SOURCE WATER FOR THE CITY OF TROIS RIVIERES

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

April 2013

ASSESSMENT OF HIGHWAY INFRASTRUCTURE – CITY OF MIRAMICHI

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Roads and Associated Infrastructure

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 Click to learn More...

March 2013

Toronto Hydro-Electric System Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Case Study

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Electrical Distribution Electrical Transmission

Thus, the objective of this pilot case study is to evaluate the vulnerability of selected THESL distribution infrastructure to current climate, using the Protocol, Steps 1 to 3, to structure the evaluation. The infrastructure components selected by THESL for this project are seven feeder systems from three sub-stations:  Area A Station: Three 27.6 kV feeders: A-1, A-2 and A-3;  Area B Station: Two 13.8 kV feeders: B-1; B-2;  Area C Station: Two 13.8 kV feeders: C-1; Click to learn More...

September 2012

ASSESSMENT OF 285 SHUTER STREET APARTMENT TOWER

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Buildings

This report is a Case Study of the climate change vulnerability of a residential high-rise apartment tower at 285 Shuter Street owned by Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and occupied by residential tenants. The building is a 16-storey apartment building constructed in 1964 and part of the TCHC portfolio of social housing, which includes more than 2215 buildings including high, mid and low-rise apartments, townhouses and houses. It is part of a three-tower complex currently within Click to learn More...

September 2012

MINE ACCESS ROADS IN NORTHERN CANADA – ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Roads and Associated Infrastructure

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 Click to learn More...

June 2012

MINE ACCESS ROADS IN NORTHERN CANADA – ECONOMIC IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Roads and Associated Infrastructure

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 Click to learn More...

June 2012

INFRASTRUCTURE ONTARIO/MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE – THREE PUBLIC BUILDINGS

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

June 2012

ÉVALUATION DE LA VILLE DE TROIS-RIVIÈRES DU RÉSEAU DE COLLECTE DES EAUX PLUVIALES

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

March 2012

ASSESSMENT OF UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN CURRENT ENGINEERING BUILDING AND NEW ADDITION

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 existing engineering building as well as on a proposed building expansion. The objective of this study was to identify the components of Click to learn More...

March 2012

ASSESSMENT OF TOWN OF WELLAND’S STORMWATER AND WASTEWATER COLLECTION AND TREATMENT SYSTEM

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Stormwater Water Resources

The present study, which includes both an application of the PIEVC climate change vulnerability assessment protocol and an update of the City of Welland’s vintage Intensity-Duration-Frequency (IDF) rainfall data, is a co-operative initiative between the City of Welland, Region of Niagara, PIEVC and the Ontario Ministry of Environment. Members of the PIEVC Climate Change Vulnerability Risk Assessment for Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Infrastructure Steering Committee include the Click to learn More...

February 2012

CITY OF TORONTO STUDY OF THREE ROAD CULVERTS

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Roads and Associated Infrastructure

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 Click to learn More...

December 2011

Évaluation de la vulnérabilité aux changements climatiques des réseaux de types combiné, pseudo-séparatif et pluvial du bassin tributaire de l’ouvrage de surverse Belgrand à Laval

Catégorie d’infrastructure : coastal structures Stormwater Wastewater

CERIU - Ville de Laval Évaluation de la vulnérabilité aux changements climatiques des réseaux de types combiné, pseudo-séparatif et pluvial du bassin tributaire de l’ouvrage de surverse Belgrand à Click to learn More...

November 2011

DISTRICT OF SHELBURNE NEW SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

August 2011

GOVERNMENT OF NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – HIGHWAY 3 WEST OF YELLOWKNIFE

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Roads and Associated Infrastructure

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 Click to learn More...

August 2011

Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment of the Town of Prescott’s Sanitary Sewage System

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

June 2011

CITY OF CALGARY POTABLE WATER COLLECTION, TREATMENT AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

May 2011

BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE – YELLOWHEAD HWY 16

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Roads and Associated Infrastructure

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 Click to learn More...

April 2011

CITY OF CASTLEGAR STORMWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

October 2010

BRITISH COLUMBIA MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE – COQUIHALLA HIGHWAY – HOPE TO MERRITT SECTION

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Roads and Associated Infrastructure

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 Click to learn More...

June 2010

TORONTO AND REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY CLAIREVILLE AND G. ROSS WATER CONTROL DAMS

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

June 2010

METRO VANCOUVER FRASER SEWERAGE AREA INFRASTRUCTURE

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Stormwater Wastewater

In 2008, Metro Vancouver and Engineers Canada cooperated in the Vancouver Sewerage Area (VSA) vulnerability assessment. The VSA study was one of seven original pilot study applications of an assessment protocol developed by Engineers Canada for use with all types of infrastructure across Canada. That study focused on an area that is largely combined (i.e. sanitary sewage and stormwater conveyed in the same pipe) and currently undergoing significant change through an ongoing program of sewer Click to learn More...

December 2009

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA TUNNEY’S PASTURE CAMPUS

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

June 2008

VANCOUVER SEWERAGE AREA (VSA) VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Stormwater Wastewater

Metro Vancouver and PIEVC cooperated in the jointly-funded Vancouver Sewerage Area (VSA) vulnerability assessment. The vulnerability assessment included all Metro Vancouver infrastructure and operations within the VSA. The catchment encompassed the City of Vancouver, University of British Columbia (UBC) campus, UBC Endowment Lands, part of the City of Burnaby and part of the City of Richmond. The VSA is approximately 13,000 Click to learn More...

March 2008

CITY OF SUDBURY ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ASSESSEMENT

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Roads and Associated Infrastructure

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. Click to learn More...

March 2008

WATER RESOURCES PUBLIC INFRASTRUCTURE VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENT FOR PLACENTIA, NEWFOUNDLAND

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

March 2008

CITY OF EDMONTON ASSESSMENT FOR THE QUESNELL BRIDGE

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

March 2008

GOVERNMENT OF NORTHWEST TERRITORIES THERMOSYPHON FOUNDATIONS IN WARM PERMAFROST

Catégorie d’infrastructure : 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 Click to learn More...

February 2008

CITY OF PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE WATER RESOURCES ASSESSMENT – PHASE II PILOT STUDY

Catégorie d’infrastructure : Water Resources

Genivar and TetrES Consultants Inc. conducted a Water Resources Infrastructure Assessment Pilot Study to assess potential vulnerabilities within Portage la Prairie’s critical water infrastructure in response to climate change. Portage la Prairie’s critical water infrastructure was considered to include the city’s Drinking Water Treatment Plant as well as its water supply intake and distribution Click to learn More...

November 2007