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May 2018

Developing Climate Change-Resilient Designs for Highway Infrastructure in BC

Professional Practice Guidelines

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This seminar will be proceeding. The venue will be made available shortly.
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please email Emma Talbott for registration inquiries. Thank you.
Date: Thursday, May 3, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM-9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM-4:00 PM: Professional Practice Guidelines - Developing Climate Change
Location: Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel and Suites 2402 Hwy 97 North Kelowna, BC V1X 4J1
Presenter: Mike Maclatchy, P.Eng.
Specialist, Watershed Management, Associated Engineering

Trevor Murdock
Lead, Regional Climate Impacts, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

Dirk Nyland, P.Eng.
Chief Engineer, Ministry of Transportation and Instrastructure

Glen Zachary, P. Eng.
Senior Hydrologist and Hydraulics Engineer, Urban Systems
Credit: 6 Formal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: $319.00 + GST = $334.95 until Apr 19, 2018

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: $399.00 + GST = $418.95

Non-Member Price: $399.00 + GST = $418.95

Student Member Price: $199.50 + GST = $209.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by April 19, 2018 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Emma Talbott | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4880
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4880
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: [email protected]
The Engineers and Geoscientists BC has developed interim professional practice guidelines that provide practice guidance and case studies to support engineers in addressing climate change and extreme weather event factors in the designs for BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BCMoTI) owned provincial highway infrastructure.

These guidelines are developed in response to the BCMoTI Technical Circular (T-06/15), which requires infrastructure design adaptation to climate change including documentation for BCMoTI projects. Highway designs already consider climatic factors, but extreme weather resiliency and climate change adaptation are being increasingly considered by professionals, based on the guidance provided by frameworks established by Engineers Canada (through the PIEVC protocol) and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

This day-long seminar will cover presentations from:

  • The Chief Engineer of BC MoTI on the requirements under the T-Circular, practice trends from the Canadian Transportation Sector, and guidance for design professionals.
  • The Practice Advisor on the overview of these guidelines: the standard of practice, and
  • the authors of these guidelines.

Facilitated in-class group exercises will be provided to clarify the concepts of risk assessments covered as the standard of practice in these guidelines. In addition, there will be opportunities to provide feedback on the application of these guidelines to highway design projects.

Learning Objectives

These guidelines showcase the climate science as it relates to the practice of professional engineering and aims to spark a paradigm shift in engineering by supporting the development of designs based on a comprehensive climate vulnerability risk assessment and consideration of innovative approaches that include robust, flexible and low or no regret designs. A comprehensive primer on the climate science as it relates to practice of professional engineering has also been provided in these guidelines.

Who Will Benefit

  • Members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC involved in providing design services to BC MoTI, and
  • Professional staff of BC MoTI, municipalities, and other public organizations seeking transportation engineering services from Engineers and Geoscientists BC members

Presenters

Mike Maclatchy, P.Eng.
Specialist, Watershed Management, Associated Engineering

Trevor Murdock
Lead, Regional Climate Impacts, Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

Dirk Nyland, P.Eng.
Chief Engineer, Ministry of Transportation and Instrastructure

Glen Zachary, P. Eng.
Senior Hydrologist and Hydraulics Engineer, Urban Systems



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