Adaptation Case Studies

These examples show methods that Engineers and Geoscientists BC professionals may use to carry out climate change adaptation work as part of a multi-stakeholder project team.

Associated Engineering

University of Saskatchewan

Assessment of the Engineering Building’s Vulnerability to Climate Change

This report identifies the components of an existing building and proposed expansion that are at risk of failure, damage, and/or deterioration from extreme climatic events or significant changes to baselines climate design values, using the PIEVC Engineering Protocol.

Associated Engineering 2012 Report

British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BC MoTI)

Climate Change Engineering Vulnerability Assessment

Coquihalla Highway (BC Highway 5) Between Nicolum River and Dry Gulch

This study applied the PIEVC Engineering Protocol to identify the components of the Coquihalla Highway Merritt South Road Section that were at risk of failure, loss of service, damage, and/or deterioration from extreme climatic events or significant changes to baseline climate design values.

BC MoTI 2010 Report

British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BC MoTI)

Climate Change Engineering Vulnerability Assessment

BC Yellowhead Highway 16 between Vanderhoof and Priestly Hill

This study applied the PIEVC Engineering Protocol to develop future climate risk profiles of transportation and infrastructure on a section of the Yellowhead Highway and analyze components with high risk elements identified in the study.

BC MoTI 2011 Report

British Columbia Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (BC MoTI), NodelCorp Consulting Inc. and Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium

Climate Change Engineering Vulnerability Assessment of Three British Columbia Highway Segments

This study applied the PIEVC Engineering Protocol to analyse the risk due to climate change of: highway 20 in the Bella Coola Region; highway 37A in the Stewart (Bear Pass) Region and highway 97 in the Pine Pass Region.

2014 Report

Oregon Department of Transportation

Green Infrastructure Techniques for Resilience of the Oregon Coast Highway

This report was developed by the Oregon Department of Transportation in accordance with a grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to analyze how green infrastructure, or nature-based infrastructure, can help protect the Oregon Coast Highway from the impacts of extreme storms and coastal bluff erosion.

Oregon Department of Transportation Report on Green Infrastructure Techniques