PIBC - South Coast Chapter

The PIEVC Protocol Session - Informing Planning
February 25, 2016 - 8:20am - 5:00pm
Oceanic Plaza - Hastings Room
1035 West Pender Street
CPD Learning Units: 

PIEVC Engineering Protocol Workshop for Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment 

Critical infrastructure includes land transportation routes (road, railroads, bridges), buildings, water facilities (reservoirs, dams), marine structures (dikes, ports) and wastewater systems (treatment facilities, storm drains, pipes). 

Canada’s infrastructure needs to be designed and maintained with a specific focus upon climate change and the resulting hazards, including new weather patterns and exposure to more frequent and extreme weather events. 

To that end, Engineer’s Canada has developed the PIEVC (Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee) protocol to serve as a step-by-step methodology of risk assessment and optional engineering analysis of climate change impacts on infrastructure. It also offers a framework to support decision-making on infrastructure operation, maintenance, planning and development. 

The PIEVC Workshop on February 25, 2016 is structured to encourage and enable engineers and planners to work together to collaboratively apply and explore the various steps of the PIEVC Protocol through the use of real life case studies in BC. 

“What are you hoping participants take away from the workshop?” 

The PIEVC Protocol, a tool built by Engineers Canada, has been very successful in allowing rigorous climate vulnerability risk assessments to be carried out to a wide variety of built infrastructure. By participating in this workshop, APEGBC Professionals can understand how climate vulnerability risk assessments can be carried out using a multi-stakeholder approach to enable risk-based and values-based decision-making.

Upon completion of this workshop, participants should have an increased understanding of historical climate trends and methods for climate projection as these pertain to infrastructure, have a basic understanding of risk assessment as applied to infrastructure response to changing climate, have hands-on experience with the application of climate change risk assessment for select infrastructure examples, in addition to recognizing the benefits of a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder team to address the impacts and complexities of climate change on infrastructure. 

The PIEVC workshop will provide registered professional planners the opportunity, in collaboration with participating engineers, to learn about and apply an internationally recognized risk assessment tool to assist in the adaptation process to improve climate resilience of infrastructure in addition to providing the insight to enhance current and future planning processes that must take into account climate change.  

We hope that you will join us on February 25 2016 in downtown Vancouver for a full day of knowledge sharing and collaborative learning specific to the PIEVC Protocol.  Looking forward to seeing you there! 

Please register here: www.cvent.com/d/1fq08d

This session is worth 6.5 Organized/Structured CPL units for PIBC & APEGBC members. 

Fees (All prices are subject to 5% Goods & Services Tax):

CAD $ 120.00

CAD $ 175.00

CAD $ 60.00

All registrations are final. No refunds or cancellations are permitted; however, in the event that a registrant is not able to attend, substitution of a different attendee may be accepted if arranged in advance. Any registrant requiring substitution should contact PIBC no later than February 22, 2016.