Course – PIEVC Protocol
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Course Fee: $625 plus HST (if pursuing the IRP credential ); $475 plus HST (if for professional development only)
Fees cover course instruction and presentation materials in pdf format. Participants will be provided access to course materials one week prior to the beginning of the Course. This training is intended for individual instruction, not for groups under a single registration.
This online course provides participants with information about, and practice with the PIEVC Protocol, a practical tool and process that supports the systematic assessment of the risks of extreme weather and future climate in relation to public infrastructure. Developed in partnership with Natural Resources Canada, the Protocol is a structured procedure using standard risk assessment processes to assess and fully document the vulnerability of infrastructure to the impacts of current and future climate at a screening level, and related risks.
The Protocol has been applied to more than 50 infrastructure projects across Canada as well as in Costa Rica, Honduras, Brasil, Vietnam and the Nile River Basin. It has been applied to the design of new infrastructure as well as to existing infrastructure in need of rehabilitation or retrofitting. The results of the process inform not only engineers but also planners, managers and operators to improve their understanding and management of the impacts and risks that public infrastructure faces as the result of extreme weather events and our changing climate.
This course will be of interest to engineers and other professionals who are involved in policy, planning, procurement, pre-design, design, operation, maintenance, management and regulation of infrastructure and who, now and in the future, need to consider the changing climate for these activities. It is one of six Courses comprising the Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) credentialling program available to professional engineers. IRP modules include quizzes and testing to confirm participants’ learning outcomes for certification purposes. This and other IRP courses are also offered as Continuing Professional Development at a lower cost, for those engineers who do not want to pursue the IRP designation, or to other professionals who are not eligible to participate in the IRP program but wish to become familiar with the Protocol and its application.
The course consists of five (5) two-hour sessions delivered through an online video-enabled webinar platform. Presentations and exercises illustrate real-life applications through hands-on, small group exercises using a case study approach that will include developing strategies and recommendations to address the identified climate vulnerabilities.
New Course content has been added specifically to support practitioners in the use of PIEVC in Federal Climate Lens assessments.
Upon completion of the training participants will have:
- An increased understanding of the costs and liabilities related to public infrastructure as a result of climate change
- An increased understanding of historical climate trends, methods for projecting future climate, and approaches to acquiring and applying climate data in infrastructure assessment
- A basic understanding of risk assessment as applied to infrastructure response to changing climate
- Hands-on experience with the application of climate change risk assessment for selected infrastructure examples
- First-hand experience at developing strategies and recommendations to address infrastructure climate vulnerabilities
- Recognition of the benefits of a multi-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder team to address the impacts and complexities of climate change on infrastructure
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Fees cover course instruction and presentation materials in pdf format. Participants will be sent information to access the five sessions following completion of registration and payment. Note that this training is intended for individual instruction, not for groups under a single registration.
$625.00 (plus applicable taxes) (for professional development and recognition as meeting IRP credentialling requirement)
$475.00 (plus applicable taxes) (for professional development only)
Participants will be provided access to course materials one week prior to the beginning of the Course. Note that this training is intended for individual instruction, not for groups under a single registration.