This one day introductory workshop will provide participants with information about, and
practice with Engineers Canada’s PIEVC Engineering Protocol, a practical tool and
process that systematically assesses the risks of current and future climate on public
Developed between 2007 and 2012, in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, the
Protocol is a structured procedure using standard risk assessment science to assess and
fully document the vulnerability of infrastructure to the impacts of current and future
climate at a screening level.
Two facilitated group sessions will illustrate real life applications through hands-on,
small group exercises to undertake a qualitative, screening- level risk assessment using a
case study approach that will include an exercise on developing strategies and
recommendations to address the identified vulnerabilities.
This workshop will be of interest to those professionals who are involved in policy,
planning, pre-design, design, operation, maintenance, management and regulation of
infrastructure and who, now and in the future, need to consider the changing climate for
The Protocol has been applied to the design of new infrastructure as well as for existing
infrastructure in need of rehabilitation or retrofitting. It will also be of relevance to
planners, managers and operators to improve their understanding of the impacts and risks
that public infrastructure faces with current climate e.g. extreme weather events and
The workshop will include a morning coffee break and lunch. Coffee will be available
throughout the afternoon sessions. Copies of presentation materials will be provided.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
The Explorer Hotel
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.